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Tech Tuesday: Be a Better Google Searcher

By: Deborah B. Ford | August 30, 2016 | Shelf Life
Digtial toolboxHow do we revitalize research in a world that thinks everything can just be Googled? The truth is that much information CAN be Googled. How good they are at Googling is another question. Our job then is to teach them how to use digital resources efficiently, effectively, and ethically. So just how do we do that? One easy way is  to use Google's resources. Go to Search Education- Google and you'll find a plethora of strategies that will help your students be critical thinkers and independent learners. Teachers and librarians can download lessons plans for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners. You can teach the process of research using the tool with which they are most familiar. Kids can improve their search strategies with Power Searching Lessons. Make it fun by promoting Google A Day Challenges. These trivia questions will allow them to utilize their skills which researching at the same time. Live Trainings on video will train the trainer. You don't have to go to Google school to get the scoop.
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Deborah B. Ford

Director of Library Outreach
@jlgdeborahford
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