Saturday, October 24, 2009

Beyond Google - Improve Your Search Results

While working with some of my colleagues in a workshop earlier this week, I was reminded that a lot of people aren't familiar with tools and strategies for refining Internet search results. In response to that experience, I sat down this morning and created this short guide to 15 tools and strategies for helping your students (and your colleagues) improve their Internet search results. I've embedded the guide below in two different forms which you can download for free.

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Beyond Google -

TED Talk - Don't Eat the Marshmallow

I love TED Talks because each one has something interesting, informative, and thought-provoking. Over the course of the last year I spent many hours browsing and watching TED Talks. Yesterday, I came across this TED Talk given by Joachim de Posada. The talk is about the study of behavior of children when they are given a marshmallow and told not to eat it for fifteen minutes. In the talk Joachim de Posada reveals that the response of children to this challenge can be indicative of future success in life. In addition to being informative and thought-provoking, the talk includes some really cute video clips.

Applications for Education
The information shared in the talk confirms what most of us know about the impulse control of small children. None-the-less, it's nice to have a reminder that can inform our planning of day's lessons.