Tech Tuesday: Online searching
Date posted: June 3, 2014
Have you ever done an online search and the information you wanted was buried in a really large number of irrelevant results? There is online help to improve your search results. Here are a couple of sites with very good lessons on online searching skills:
Search Better – These lessons from GCF Learn Free cover how to find information and evaluate its quality. The lessons are designed for learners to use on their own or as a supplement to in person lessons.
Search Education: lesson plans – These lesson plans, from Google, are organized by level of expertise in searching: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Each level has a series of lessons designed for teachers.
And, here are a couple of places with regular search exercises to hone your online searching skills:
A Google a Day – Use your search skills to answer the daily question.
SearchReSearch – If you want to learn some sophisticated search strategies, read the explanations of how to solve the weekly challenges.