Ask your students which search engine they use and I am sure almost all of them will cite Google as their first choice.Probably if you ask yourself the same question you might get the same answer as well. Undeniably Google is a powerful search engine that has a domineering presence on the web and although it is relatively young compared with some other search engines such as Yahoo and Altavista, yet it has grown to become the backbone of the entire net. I personally can not imagine internet without Google, you might not necessarily share with me the same love towards this web service but we can agree on its centrality in our students digital learning.
We have covered several guides on how teachers and students can tap into the real potential of Google and some of these articles have even been included in the course materials of some IT classes . We strongly believe that digital learning is not only about googling but we do acknowledge its importance as a first step in the right path.
Today we are adding another great resource to help teachers guide their students 'to use search meaningfully in their schoolwork and beyond.' This is a batch of useful lesson plans created by Google Education specifically for teachers. These lesson plans are completely free and range in difficulty from beginner, intermediate to advanced. they also cover a wide range of topics ( see below ). You can also check out this lesson plan map to have a preliminary idea of what to expect in these lessons.
Here are the lesson plans Google Education has in store for teachers . Click on any level and you access the corresponding lesson plan.
1- Picking the right search terms Lesson plan
2- Understanding search Results Lesson plan
3- Narrowing a search to get the best search results Lesson Plan
4- Searching for evidence for research tasks
5- Evaluating credibility of sources