Let’s say you have a big paper coming up, a presentation that involves some in-depth online research, or perhaps something completely pointless to look up on Google. Whatever your reason for diving into the bottomless pit that is online searching, it’s important to know about the resources and guides that are out there.
Lucky for you, the people basically running online searches (Google) have you hooked up. If you’re a student of any age, then listen up. Check out the guides and free Google tools available at ‘Search Education,’ a free site filled with anything you could ever dream of … if you dream of helpful guides to Google searching.
The 4 Free Google Tools Worth Checking Out
What kind of awesome free tools are available, you ask? Good question! Here is a handy roundup of the various tools along with a great introductory video that explains what Google Search Education is all about and how it helps out students around the world. Enjoy!
Lesson Plans & Activities
There are boatloads of free (!) lesson plans here that any teacher looking to do some skill-building around online research should check out.
Google Power Searcher
Ever wish you could become a ‘Google Power Searcher’ (their term, not ours)? Then go here and explore free online lessons and activities that will help you learn all the ins and outs of online search. You’ll definitely learn something new.
A Google a Day Challenges
This is a favorite of the Daily Genius team. You can really put your newfound Google skills to the test by taking on the daily ‘Google A Day‘ challenge. What’s that, you ask? It’s basically a question / quest that’s not unlike Alice jumping down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland. You are tasked with finding a hard-to-find answer online. Great for student’s projects or just building up your own skills!
Did you know Google does LIVE search training sessions? And that they’re free? And that they’re run by people at Google? How cool is that? Check out this page for upcoming sessions and how you can take part. Great for an entire classroom or just a single person. Either way, you’ll learn something with some hands-on tutoring.
More Tools Coming Soon!
There are a bunch of other free Google tools that will help you get better at online searching. We’ll be bringing you a steady flow of them on Daily Genius – for teachers, students, marketers, business people, CEOs, and everyone else. Want to stay in the loop? Join us on Facebook or Google+!