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A Google engineer explains in How Search Works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNHR6IQJGZs
Provides information for educators on teaching search techniques in the classrom. See the complete Google Lesson Plans:
|Choosing search terms||Pick the best words to use in academic searching, whether students are beginning with a full question or a topic of just a few words.||Identify unique search terms to locate targeted sources and to use "context terms" to uncover appropriate evidence.||Explore "firm" and "soft" search terms, and practice using context terms to locate subject-specific collections of information on the web.|
|Interpreting search results||Learn about the different parts of the results page, and about how to evaluate individual results based on cues like web addresses and snippets.||Use the results page to check the quality of a search process, and explore specific strategies students can use to improve their searches and their results.||Engage additional search strategies, such as generalization and specialization|
|Narrowing search results||Apply filtering tools and basic "operators" to narrow search results.||Explore filters and additional operators to find new ways to narrow their results.||Compare results for basic searches with ones that use operators to discover the impact the right operator has at the right time.|
|Searching for evidence||Draw stronger terms from preliminary search results, identify evidence, and explore using various media to locate specific types of evidence.||Investigate different page formats (blogs, news articles, wikis, etc), and how to identify the right format for the type of information students are seeking.||Examine Google Scholar, and learn how to find specific collections of information that will contain the best evidence for students' research task.|
|Evaluating credibility||Consider, tone, style, audience, and purpose to determine the credibility of a source||Consider, tone, style, audience, and purpose to determine the credibility of a source.||Track information to a reasonable source and recognize and consider the impact of bias in assessing the credibility of information.|