After being in and out of classrooms over the past couple of weeks, one thing I have really noticed is how much our students lack skills in using search terms. Many students are unsure of what to put into that infamous Google search bar. It is our job as educators to help. Back in the times of encyclopedias, we learned how to look up keywords to find information on presidents, animals, countries, etc. Now we must teach students how to use search terms and best practices to find reliable sources.
No fear! Google to the rescue! Located in the lesson plan section of Google are 5 sections of lesson plans divided into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. You can do lessons on search terms, getting better search results, reliable sources, and more!
There are also daily Google challenges to see how well you can use search terms!
Click for lesson plans page!
Fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, sharing my journey with technology in the classroom