Reading Levels, Timestamps, and the Color Wizard

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

I don’t often write about web-based tools, but I recently discovered updates to three familiar applications that should prove very helpful for students and teachers.  If you’ve not tried these before, they are definitely worth a few minutes of your time. Google Reading Levels Google offers far more search features than most users realize, and […]

Digital Literacy 101: Effective Search Strategies Part 2

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

At a fundamental level, effective searching requires using (1) the right words and (2) the right tools.  The first lesson on this topic examined how keywords and snippets can lead to better search results.  This week, we explored some of Google’s advanced search features and several “Google alternatives”: Effective Search Strategies Part2 View SlideShare presentation […]

Google: Still Addicted, But Not as Dependent

Monday, June 16th, 2008

A few weeks ago, in an effort to get teachers and students to broaden their online search/research horizons, I proposed taking a one week hiatus from Google search. A few colleagues joined me in my quest, a few questioned my rationale, but the overwhelming response was “good luck with that!”. Now that my generally “Google […]