Showing posts with label Google for students. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google for students. Show all posts

Monday, July 11, 2011

Google Maps for Educators - A How-to Guide

So you may have used Google Maps to look at your house and find directions to a new restaurant in the city, but have you ever considered developing your own maps in Google Maps? Or have you had students create a map based on a book they read? Have you had students calculate distances and areas using Google Maps? Have you considered having students record local history in an interactive map? If you have ever wondered how to do these things, this guide to Google Maps is for.

Last week I published a couple of other Google guides that may be of interest to you.
Google Books for Educators
An Introduction to Advanced Google Search

You can find nearly thirty text and video tutorials for using Google products on my Google Tutorials page.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

An Introduction to Advanced Google Search

Yesterday I published a short guide to using Google Books. By request from a handful of readers I've now put together a short tutorial on accessing Google's advanced search tools. This guide is meant as an introduction to using Google's advanced search tools that will help your students discover content that lies deeper than the first few pages of a typical Google search.

The guide was created without signing into a Google account because not every student has a Google account (much to Google's chagrin). If your students do have Google accounts there are some other search features that they can access.

If you have a favorite search tip that you would like to share, please leave a comment below.

For a video overview of web search strategies check out Common Craft's Web Search Strategies in Plain English.