My students do it.
We all do it.
We GOOGLE IT!
The easiest thing these days is to find an answer.
But is the answer always the best answer?
How many of you have gone beyond the first, second or third page in search results in Google?
How many have used tools like:
- Google Scholar (for articles, legal opinions and journals)
- Google Books (find whole books, partial excerpts, etc)
- Google Finance (find stock quotes)
- XE.com (for exchange rates of currencies and precious metals)
- Survey Monkey | Survey Gizmo (for creating your own surveys)
- ERIC (digital library of education literature)
- OEDB.org (free online classes)
- IMDB.com (International Movie Database)
- Youtube.com (many free online tutorials | courses these days)
- the library
- an expert
- Google WonderWheel (as seen above) Wonder wheel How-to.pdf [Presently, Google Wonder Wheel seems to no longer exist. I hope the people at Google bring this option back. For now, check out Google Image Swirl, another similar product, only for images]
This is not an exhaustive list of tools-beyond-Google, but it is a list I presently use as part of criterion for my students to gather information in preparation for a project. I recommend you, as an educator, employ these techniques and others as well. Google is great, but it doesn’t always have the best answer.
For a great interactive graphic that demonstrates: Google Tools to support Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy