This is one of the most important posts I have ever published here .It is about Google Search Tips . I have recently attended a conference in Halifax , Canada about emerging technologies and Google Search techniques and given the importance of Google in education I can not wait but share with you some important tips about how to use Google search effectively . I know every one us uses Google almost on a daily basis to search the net but do we really know the techniques to harness this engine and use it in advanced way other then just typing phrases and sentences into the search box and hitting I am lucky ?
We are educators and we have a big responsibility towards what and how we teach .Part of this responsibility is the sound integration of technology into education .The backbone of this technology is search engines and the king search engine for scholars and internet users ,in general, and according to the latest websites rank statistics is Google . Ask your students if they know Google and the answer will definitely be positive .Do they know how to search it to get exactly what they look for in the least time possible , the answer is definitely negative . We are in a fast paced digital age . The information is available everywhere with a tremendous ease than ever before . Sometimes we and our students feel like we are lost and drowned in this ocean of untamed knowledge and are desperate for help .How many times have you tried to look for a specific information using Google search box then you end up sailing in links that have nothing to do with your search query .You loose time and energy and sometimes you would even quit the search for irrelevant results .
This is exactly the reason why I am devoting a series of posts about Google search tips . The purpose is to help you search Google effectively and get the specific information with the minimum time possible . I am quite sure that by the end of these tutorials you will feel a great improvement and will definitely change the way you handle Google for the better . So lets start these series by this post that covers a bunch of video tutorials about Google . watch for the coming posts to learn more, this post alone is not enough . stay tuned
Please I would refer you for the source of these videos which is http://google.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/ .
What are the tips that are covered here ?The following are some important features that you MUST know about Google Search to refine your queries and make them to the point
- Real Time Search Tutorial
- How Personalized search works
- Searching phrases and sites
- Find and read patents
- Find Related Websites
- Include synonyms in your search
- 15 second search tip ; Weather
- 15 second search tip ; Local Business
- 15 second search tip ; dictionary
- 15 second search tip ; Time
How Personalised search works
Searching phrases and sites
Find and read patents
Find Related Websites
Include synonyms in your search
15 second search tip ; Weather
15 second search tip ; Local Business
15 second search tip ; dictionary
15 second search tip ; Time
That’s it about Google Search Tutorials Part1
I will be soon posting another articles with more search tips so that by the end of these posts you will have a solid background to help you using Google in the right way .
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