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Google Search Education Evangelism

It’s been around since February, but I just discovered Google’s Search Education Evangelism site, a space dedicated to improving the skills of searchers from middle school through adult.

For teachers librarians, it’s a rich source of instructional content for use with young learners and with colleagues in professional development.

Lessons fit into four categories:

  1. General master lessons covering various aspects of using Google Search for any audience. [Check out the Advanced Search for Librarians.]
  2. Nine modular K-12 lesson plans, [originally created by Lucy Gray, Cheryl Davis, Kathleen Ferenz] formulated specifically for use with students in the classroom, and
  3. Lessons localized for specific regions (but applicable anywhere), these slideshows include more text for the self-guided learner, and appear in multiple languages. Simple to repurpose for classroom use. If you localize any of our lessons, please share them with us so we can make them available for others in your area to use.
  4. Webinars focused on a specific aspect of search. Archives of all past webinars are here, and you can join our list (announcement only) to be notified of upcoming classes.

Developed by Googlers Dan Russell, Trent Maverick, and Tasha Bergson-Michelson, in collaboration with a team of 20%ers, archives of the information-packed webinars are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike license.

Archived webinars include:

The site also offers handy links to a Google’s goodies: posters, bookmarks, and stickers, as well as a sample lesson for A Google A Day.

Tasha Bergson-Michelson shared that the upcoming webinars will be too good to miss, featuring exciting guests–rock star presenters talking about subjects related to the world of search.

Sign up and you too will get announcements about those upcoming webinar events!
Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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