Never again hear, “I can’t find anything about this!”
Too often our students don’t get beyond the first few pages of search results before declaring, “Google has nothing about this!” Why? Because the average time spent on a search is just 1 minute! And the average search term only has three words!* We can help our students do better than that.
In this live webinar you will learn why informational searches are the hardest types of Internet searches for students to conduct. You will learn how to help students break-down complex search topics into manageable pieces and then put the whole picture together. You’ll learn how to help your students save students tons of time by thinking before searching. And you’ll learn how to develop instructional search challenge activities to use with students of any age.
Thursday, March 29th at 4pm Eastern Time. The webinar will be recorded for those who register but cannot attend the live session. Recording access will be emailed to you within 12 hours of the webinar’s conclusion. Everyone who attends the webinar is eligible to receive a professional development certificate.
In this webinar you will learn:
- How to help students look beyond Google when they search.
- Why some great resources, like Vimeo, rarely appear at the top of a Google Search.
- The types of searches that give students the most trouble and why they are so difficult.
- How to get students beyond the first pages of Google results.
- Why search isn’t just typing or speaking into a search engine.
- How to develop engaging search lessons for students of all ages.
Here’s what one veteran teacher had to say about this webinar:
Thank you for a most informative and practical webinar this afternoon. Although I knew many (not all) of the points you were making, the way that you presented them offered new perspectives on how to use the strategies and I felt that your use of examples added to my knowledge base. Although I receive information from FreeTech4Teachers via email, twitter, and Facebook, I have never “attended” one of your webinars. After today, that will change. Thank you for the best hour of my day today!
– Barbara O’Berry
*Source: Moz – The State of Searcher Behavior.