Google Search Education

[upbeat music] Tasha Bergson-Michelson: We teach Search because
Google is this wealth of tools to be used for finding and making sense of the information
and ideas that you can find on the web. But what we discovered through our work, is that
most people only know about a small fraction of these tools. Susan Geiger: Librarians have always taught
Search, but it’s changed now in that we have such an incredible amount of information available
to us. Anne Arriaga: We’re able to help kids move
from a very overwhelming search to a search that’s more manageable. female #4: How many of you guys use Google?
That’s right. Everyone does, right? female #5: All right. So, today we’re gonna
be teaching you guys some effective ways to research and search things in Google. male #1: Who can give a class that maybe the
dates would be helpful with? What would you use it with? Give me an example. female #6: History. male #1: History. How? female #6: So like, if you don’t know the
name of it, you can find it with the time. male #1: Perfect. female #4: So, I’m gonna go to the custom
range right here and go to July 1st through now. And what this is gonna do is it’s gonna
give me all of the articles and all the information from July 1st to now. Susan Geiger: Technology has totally transformed
our job. We used to deal primarily with print. And now, our students need to be literate
in not only print, but they also need to be visually literate. male #2: Let’s say we wanna see like, an action
shot from like a game or maybe a field. So, what color would you primarily see like in
action shots? So, it’s probably gonna be green because they’re on the field, right? So, we
can go down here and click “green.” So, now we can see action shots of people on the field. Tasha Bergson-Michelson: We know that educators
are awfully busy and that they really need training on their own schedule. So, we provide
a lot of online tools–webinars and lesson plans and things that educators can access
and use at their own time, in their own pace. Anne Arriaga: The new digital divide is those
that are able to search and those that aren’t able to search. It’s about critical thinking
skills. It’s about being independent learners. And we need to make sure that we cultivate
these skills within our students, so that when they go out into the world after high
school, whether it’s college, career, life, they will know how to search and be able to
be critical thinkers.

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