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Teach Students to Search Correctly on Google. Basic Search Education Lesson Plans - GoogleWebSearchEducation. Web search can be a remarkable research tool for students - and we've heard from educators that they could use some help to teach better search skills in their classroom.

Basic Search Education Lesson Plans - GoogleWebSearchEducation

The following Search Education lessons were developed by Google Certified Teachers and the Search Education team to help you do just that. The lessons are short, modular and not specific to any discipline so you can mix and match to what best fits the needs of your classroom. Additionally, all lessons come with a companion set of slides (and some with additional resources) to help you guide your in-class discussions. They are all under Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike, so feel free to adapt them and use them as you see fit!

Just please link back to this page. Understanding the fundamentals of how search engines work will help your students become better searchers. What is the Web? Search is easy but some practice and technique will take your students a long way. Which link should I follow? More resources: 8 Google Search Skills Every Student Should Have. March 15, 2014 Teaching students how to become smart consumers of digital content starts with teaching them first how to effectively search the web and find what they are looking for.

8 Google Search Skills Every Student Should Have

One wonderful resource I have been consulting for the last couple of years is Daniel Russell's blog SearResearch where he provides tips, ideas, activities, and lesson plans on how to engage and improve students search literacy. A few months ago Russell shared a detailed article explaining some aspects of advanced Google searching.This TipSheet as he called it contains 8 skills students should develop in order for them to be able to conduct effective online searching. With each of these skills Russel provided a set of activities and a lesson plan to teach that skill to your students. I highly recommend that you have a look at his work and probably adapt some of his ideas with your students in your class.

Below is a quick rou-up of these 8 search skills and you can access the regional article here . 'SMART' Goals Can Sometimes Be Dumb. Every company in existence has set its share of SMART goals (most commonly defined as Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound).

'SMART' Goals Can Sometimes Be Dumb

Now, some of those criteria (like Specific and Measurable) are perfectly fine. But other parts (like Achievable and Realistic) make SMART goals pretty dumb. Why? Because too often they act as impediments to, not enablers of, bold action, and actually encourage mediocre and poor performance. Setting SMART Goals. Setting SMART goals allow you the best chance of success.

Setting SMART Goals

SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time bound. Specific Specifics help us to focus our efforts and clearly define what we want to accomplish. "I want to lose 10 pounds" is better than "I want to lose weight. " Measurable Your goals must be measurable. Achievable Nothing happens without action. If you can't control the outcome of your goal (I want to win the lottery), it's not a real goal. Relevant Your goals should inspire you. Time Specific Anybody who starts a goal with "someday I want to... " will never achieve the goal. Personal Goal Setting - How to Set SMART Goals - from Planning to Live Your Life Your Way Learn how to set effective personal goals.

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Many people feel as if they're adrift in the world. Writing SMART Goals. Search Education – Google.