Everyone knows how to do a simple Google search, but do you know how to read pages in languages you’ve never studied or track down the location of a friend’s picture they took on vacation ages ago?
Google wants to show you more tips on how to get the most out of its search results.
The search engine giant will be offering a free online, community-based course starting on Tuesday that teaches people different search strategies to find what they need faster and more efficiently.
Google — which first opened registration for the class in June — will offer six different 50-minute courses called “Power Searching with Google” over the next two weeks. Classes can be taken at your own leisure within that time period.
Full Text: How to Search: Google Offers Free Online Classes.
This week Google introduced Knowledge Graph to improve the search experience.
Google’s search engine will now recognise what type of thing you are searching for, Books, People, Movies, etc and it will link them together in a semantic web Google is calling Knowledge Graph.
Thus, New Zealand, where we are, is not just two words forming a search string, it’s a country in the Pacific Ocean, it’s near Australia, it has a population of just over 4 million people, languages spoken include Maori and English and so on.
The roll out is happening in the US first.
So have you seen this appearing in your searches? Tell us what you think.
Web search can be a remarkable tool for students, and a bit of instruction in how to search for academic sources will help your students become critical thinkers and independent learners.
With the materials on this site, you can help your students become skilled searchers- whether they’re just starting out with search, or ready for more advanced training.
[Includes Lesson plans & Activities and Live Training Sessions]
Full Text: Search Education – Google.