The Groovy Librarian - Teaching in the 21st Century Today I have been experimenting with Google Custom Search Engine. As a teacher librarian and educator I thought it was about time that I learnt to build a search engine that is customised with content, or a collection of sites/pages, on a particular topic(s) for a class/year level. What I liked is that the search engine can be shared by a a link or by embedding it onto a class blog or wiki. Building a customised search engine was EASY. 1. You need to have a Google Account and sign in. 2. Go to the Google Custom Search Engine page and click “Create a Custom Search Engine”.
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