Google 2.0 Workshops

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Introduction

Session title

  • What: Digging Deeper for Understanding: Using Information Smarts in a Digital World

Handouts & powerpoints

What is Google 2.0?

  • Google is a media company as well as a search engine
  • Increasingly, the tools they provide to users help them to engage, collaborate and socialize
  • Google 2.0 is the second generation search company
  • Understanding Media by Understanding Google, 2014

Simple Googling (Slides 4,5)

  1. Find exact document, website or ‘known-item’ (type words into search box) http://google.ca
  2. Search for “Exact phrase” (use “quotations”) http://google.ca
  3. Define word define: “web 2.0” http://google.ca
  4. Sports scores? Type in: South Africa 2010 http://google.ca
  5. Search for pdfs, powerpoint slides or Word documents? http://google.ca
  6. "web 2.0" filetype:pdf http://google.ca
  7. allintitle: 21st Century Learning filetype:ppt http://google.ca
  8. allintitle: “Google for educators” filetype:doc http://google.ca

Advanced search screens

Basic Google for Educators (Slides 4,5)

  1. YouTube http://youtube.com and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imDFSnklB0k
  2. Google Documents http://docs.google.com (use with Google talk)
  3. Google books search full text books http://books.google.com
  4. Google news search worldwide news sources http://news.google.com (and news as timeline)
  5. Google blogsearch search the latest scoop http://blogsearch.google.com
  6. Google scholar search scholarly sources http://scholar.google.com

Resources for teachers

For advanced Googlers

see also Out Google Part II

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