Neat Google Searching Tips!

Learn more about Google search lesson plans here.

Every time we search on Google we get millions of hits.  Here are some tips that can streamline your results. Remember that most Google searches are not case sensitive. Give these a try.

  • Exclude a word.  For example:  grocery stores -Safeway
    No Safeway hits will be included in your results.
  • Search a specific country’s Google site. Sometimes it is good to search through Google links in a specific country rather than for world., — (notice there is no com, just “co” for country and the country two letter tag)
  • Connect an area code with a geographic area.
    Enter the area code in the search box and Google will give you links that tell you about the area code and where it is from.

10 Educational Blogs Worth Following

Check out a few of the ten educational blogs reviewed at E-School News.

These blogs, and others like them provide teachers with professional development as surely as any workshop of conference. You may discover that at least a few are worth reading on a regular basis.

Most of these ten blogs are written by  seasoned writers who are also experienced educators. The MindShift blog is a part of public broadcasting’s KQED in San Francisco. Do remember, however, that this top-10 list is a sample — thousands of other well-written and topical blogs can help a teacher expand teaching and learning activities as well as learn more about 21st Century learning.

My current favorites from this list? Continue reading