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Using features of Google Search & the new Research Panel in Docs

Using features of Google Search & the new Research Panel in Docs

I’ve started creating some simple screencasts of different ways you can effectively use Google search and Google Apps for Education for teachers and librarians.  This first video showcases the “preview panel” in the Search results panel as well as filtering the results using the sidebar […]

Smart Search

Smart Search

 Smart Search ideas shared at #edcampPDX on 2/4/12 Search Education Evangelism website Google search options & tools – current description of sidebar tool options in Google Assessing Web Credibility lesson Copyfriendly image & sound files – from Joyce Valenza Social Bookmarking Diigo – I love […]

EduBloggerCon 2010

EduBloggerCon 2010

My head is still spinning from EduBloggerCon but I want to write down a few notes and impressions of my time today.  My goal today was to really listen, participate, ask questions, and think.  I barely went online and I barely tweeted out a link […]

Tech Tip Tuesday:  new Google search options

Tech Tip Tuesday: new Google search options

This past month Google unveiled some very helpful Search Options.  Search Options are a collection of tools that allow you to view your results in new ways.  After you search, click on the “show options” link in the upper left hand side of your screen.  […]

Looking at Library Gateways

Looking at Library Gateways

With most information just a Google away, some people might wonder if there is any need for Library gateways these days. Library gateways are collections of databases and informational sites, arranged by subject, which have been assembled, reviewed and recommended by specialists, usually librarians. (from […]

Web page portals are getting an extreme makeover

Web page portals are getting an extreme makeover

According to Bare Bones 101, the definition of a Portal: Portals are directories that have been created or taken over by commercial interests and then reconfigured to act as gateways to the web. These portal sites not only link to popular subject categories, they also […]

Subject Directories – You’ve come a long way, baby!

Subject Directories – You’ve come a long way, baby!

Remember what the Yahoo website looked like 10 years ago? No? Just go to “The Wayback Machine” and you can pull up an archived version of their page. A sample is here (right). Remember how Yahoo “attempted” to organize web sites into categories. First you […]

Comparision of Search Engines

Comparision of Search Engines

Search Engines   More information from Search Engine Watch     Individual   (maintain their own database of websites)   Meta   (search the database of other SE)   Subject Directory   (organized by categories)   Portals   (subject directories serving as home pages)   Library […]

Meet the Metasearch Engines

Meet the Metasearch Engines

From Bare Bones 101: A Basic Tutorial for Searching the Web Metasearch engines do not crawl the web compiling their own searchable databases. Instead, they search the databases of multiple sets of individual search engines simultaneously, from a single site and using the same interface. […]

Effectively searching on the Internet

Effectively searching on the Internet

I just began my unit on “Effectively searching on the Internet” this week with my middle and high school students and I want to share a wonderful resource I use. Bare Bones 101 was originally created in 2000 by Ellen Chamberlain, Library Director at the […]