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Google Search

Google Activities

Use Google a DayChallenges to practice web searching.

Try the self-paced Google Power Searching course to improve your skills.

Google Art Project

Google Art Project : A collaboration between Google and over 150 galleries from across the world. You can take a virtual tour of a gallery and zoom in on a painting to see the brushstrokes. You can view paintings and drawings by gallery or by artist. 

How Google Searches

A Google engineer explains in How Search Works:

Google Education

Google Search Education 

Provides information for educators on teaching search techniques in the classrom. See the complete  Google Lesson Plans:

Beginner Intermediate Advanced
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.