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Power Searching with Google Thanks for visiting! For a short time, the course materials for Power Searching with Google will remain accessible below. Then they will be made permanently available at the Google Search Education site. For a handy reference of all search tips from the course, check out our printable Power Searching Quick Guide. Note that only Google can post to these groups, and you will not receive messages from other users. Hope to see you in one of the upcoming classes!

Mixed Messages And Simple Truths On Monday, I heard Dylan William say that computers don’t make a difference to learning in the classroom. On Thursday, I heard Gerry White say that technology is responsible for a 12% increase in achievement. Both asserted that their statements were backed by research. Dylan William said on Monday (and Friday), “You are entitled to your own opinions. John Hattie said something similar back in 2011 when he was in Adelaide, “I’m sorry but you can’t argue with the research.” Over time, we as educators have become used to listening to and reading from gurus with simple truths. Another example from Monday. “What would some blogger know about Brain Gym? So I kept my mouth shut. Don’t get me wrong. Just think of it as a form of information literacy.

7 Vital Google Image Search Hacks Where do you go when you need to search for something? Probably Google. Where do you go when you need to find images? I’m guessing the same again. Google’s image search has been around for over 12 years, and in that time, it’s advanced from being a cute novelty feature to a powerful search tool, with billions and billions of indexed images. With all these images right at your fingertips, how do you go about finding the one image you’re really looking for? Note: Yes, I know Google Images is about to change, it’s just been announced today. Use Search Tools & Advanced Search This is pretty obvious, but I want to mention these tools before we go further just in case you’re not using them yet. Click on the “Search tools” button after entering your keywords, and create some quick filters for your search. As with any Google search, you can use the advanced search syntax to narrow down your search. Search For Specific File Types Get The Old Google Image Search Back Remember this? Bottom Line

Machine Learning - Download Free Content from Caltech Beyond Emily: Post-ing Etiquette Educators offer guidelines for promoting good online behavior. Some educators are leading the way to school-based netiquette education with guidelines advising students on what to do, and what to avoid, in online communication. We've put together excerpts from some sample guidelines. Florida Virtual School This public virtual school for secondary school students includes netiquette in its online orientation for new students. Using the Discussion Board Do reread your post to make sure what you're saying is clear.keep your posts short and concise.keep your posts on topic.spell-check. Don't make fun of someone else's thoughts or opinions -- respecting your classmates helps ensure everyone can maximize the benefits of a discussion board.immediately respond to a post in anger -- responding to a post in anger may lead to classmate resentment. Using Educator Email Have you ever heard of netiquette? Modesto City Schools Style Content Courtesy Replying Abuse Protecting Your Email Address Bud the Teacher

Advanced Power Searching Challenge Introduction Challenges are opportunities for you to learn and practice Advanced Search skills. Since they’re meant to be used as practice, you can try as many as you’d like! Each challenge is rated as Easy E, Medium M, or Hard H. Hard challenges may require multiple steps and, therefore, more time than Easy or Medium challenges. Each challenge is designed to be completed in under an hour. For each challenge you choose to solve: use any and all resources available to you open in a new browser window or tab review resources specific to that challenge like skill videos, text lessons, and case studies showcasing skills in action submit an explanation of how you solved it and what skills you used (optional) see how your peers solved it (optional) ask questions about the challenges in the forum (optional) Get started by clicking on any Challenge in the menu on the left side of the page.

Video Lectures | Mathematics for Computer Science | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science The "New and Improved" Digital Citizenship Survival Kit I have been thinking about some "new" items I could add to my original Digital Citizenship Kit that I created last year. Like I said in that blog post, I love using props when teaching. After some great conversations with the good wife @jenbadura on what I should include, I have come up with some new items to include in the survival kit. Yes, you can use this with your students! Packet of Seeds Any packet of seeds will do for your kit. Plug In I used a six foot extension cord and cut it so that I have the male and female end together. Mirror Imagine having the mirror attached to your computer/device. Sheet of Paper One of the most powerful items in the kit. Magnifying Glass Remember when first impressions started with a handshake? Strainer The amount of information on the internet is amazing! Tattoos I am planning on using the term "Digital Tattoo" this year instead of "Digital Footprint." Notebook I simply tell students to imagine all of the things they do while online. Soap

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