As part of many of the sessions I run for teachers I like to include a component on search usually beginning the conversation asking how participants find their information. Almost universally they say they use Google. When asked about their students they’re not so sure but assume Google is the preference. Pressed further to say if they’re satisfied with the search results they often admit to being less than impressed. Finally, (and a little devastatingly), when asked if they can do anything about the problem, the majority shrug their shoulders and look bemused. That usually provides the entree to spending some time exploring my Search Me presentation, (which I’ve just done some updates to to include the content of this post and more).
In the past Google has provided some support for search engine users but today Inside Search, The Official Google Search Engine Blog has announced the Search Education Hub aimed specifically at education. It contains links to Lesson Plans and Activities, Live Training events as well as the Doodle4Google competition.
Check out more via the Official Google Video
Do you think you might use the Google Search Education Hub?
What are your must know search tips?