Linguistadores | Practice Languages How to use Google's Search Tools filters to find exactly what you're looking for Google’s search results are pretty darn good in general. Most of the time I find what I’m looking for on the first page. But there are times when a simple keyword or plain language search just won’t do. When that happens, it’s good to know about Google’s search tools that let you refine your results with a few simple filters. Search tools Let’s start by searching for something basic, such as the movie Apollo 13, which turns 20 this year. To go deeper, click the Search tools link at the top of the page right above the results. What we want is the last item, which says Custom range... There you go! Once you search by date you can also filter results by keyword relevance or calendar date. Verbatim Sometimes you have to insist when you want to use a certain search term on Google. One way to do that is to first search for the error on Google and then go to Search tools > All results. Finally, the last filter Google offers to show you local results based on your location.
Nik's QuickShout: A Great app for developing spelling I've been a fan of SpellingCity.com for quite some time now and I was fascinated when I heard they had produced a free app. For those of you who don't know about SpellingCity, the website enables learners or teachers to enter a word list and then automatically generate a range of interactive multimedia activities based around the words. The site automatically adds audio recordings of the words and example sentences to the activities it generates. There is a great range of activities that students can do within the site and they can generate certificates for their teacher or parent to prove they have done their homework. The app is in many ways very similar to the site. Spelling TestMe - In the activity students have to spell out the words from the word list. If they got any of the words wrong they can go to the 'Teach ME' activity which spells the word for them using audio and text and gives them an example sentence containing the word. Related links: Best Nik Peachey
Lesson Plans – Search Education – Google Picking the right search terms Beginner Pick the best words to use in academic searching, whether students are beginning with a full question or a topic of just a few words. View lesson Advanced Explore "firm" and "soft" search terms, and practice using context terms to locate subject-specific collections of information on the web. Understanding search results Learn about the different parts of the results page, and about how to evaluate individual results based on cues like web addresses and snippets. Engage additional search strategies, such as generalization and specialization. Narrowing a search to get the best results Apply filtering tools and basic "operators" to narrow search results. Compare results for basic searches with ones that use operators to discover the impact the right operator has at the right time. Searching for evidence for research tasks Evaluating credibility of sources Consider, tone, style, audience, and purpose to determine the credibility of a source. Culture Culture
Common Core Standards for Close Reading | Core Clicks Core Clicks is the yearlong digital reading program from the creators of Scholastic News and Weekly Reader. Designed for grades K–5, Core Clicks combines highly engaging nonfiction with powerful interactive instruction to build close-reading skills. Through multiple encounters with each incredible text, your students will develop the nonfiction reading skills required by Common Core and other higher academic standards. Highly Engaging Nonfiction Core Clicks features 120 captivating informational texts on curriculum-connected science and social studies topics. Learn more about the skills covered by Core Clicks Highly Effective Instruction Each complex text forms the basis of an interactive “Text Study.” Learn more about our Three Read System Higher-Level Assessment Each question in the Core Clicks program has been meticulously designed to meet standards and familiarize students with the kinds of questions they will encounter on higher-level assessments.
The Advanced Google Searches Every Student Should Know - November Learning “Did he seriously just ask that? How old is this guy?” Well yes, I recently seriously just asked a group of students if they knew how to search Google. And yes, the students got a good laugh from my question. “Of course I know how to use Google,” I have been told by every student to whom I have asked the question. “Really? The truth is that every student can use Google on some level. If you watch your students use Google you will probably observe that most begin their search by simply typing the title of the assignment verbatim into Google (i.e., Iranian Hostage Crisis). After their results pop up, most students will look only at the first screen of results, believing that those top hits contain everything they will need to complete their assignment. But what happens when a meaningful search requires more thinking than simply typing in the assignment? Expert Google search strategies In today’s global economy, global empathy is one of the most critical skills we must teach our students.
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Exploring ‘Explore’: How Google works for you and your students The Explore tool can reduce the time you and your students lose doing mundane tasks. That means more time for learning! I can only imagine the hours of time spent tinkering on Google Apps. Slide design. Looking up citation information. Fumbling with creating charts from data. If we can eliminate some of the mindless procedural stuff, we can spend quality time on learning. Google’s got your back. Clippy, the Microsoft Office Assistant. (You know, kind of like Clippy, the Microsoft Office assistant from years ago … remember him???) You can access the Explore tool in the “Tools” menu of the top menu bar in Docs, Slides and Sheets. Explore also works Docs and Sheets on mobile devices. But the easiest way to access it is to use the star icon at the bottom of your file. Using Explore in Google Docs Explore reads the content you have on the page and suggests things to add to it. I grabbed the text and image from a blog post and stuck it in a Google Doc. Using Explore in Google Slides Related
9 Complicated Literary Movements Explained Simply Books can be complicated, and the culture surrounding literature and its various theories and ideas can even trip up Ph.Ds and Gaddis-quoting Brooklynites. Sometimes, though, you need a little straight-talk to understand why your favorite author keeps getting described as having been decontextualized, which makes these particular statements by critics and writers on various literary concepts incredibly illuminating. “Make it new!” [Describing the postmodern era:] “On the one hand, there’s sort of an embarrassment of riches for young writers now. “Structuralism is a theory of humankind in which all elements of human culture, including literature, are thought to be parts of a system of signs. …A method “by which one proposes to express—verbally, by means of the written word, or in any other manner—the actual functioning of thought.'” — Andre Breton, the father of surrealism, in his First Manifesto of Surrealism in 1924 “Dada Means Nothing.” — Tristan Tzara in the Dada Manifesto, 1918.