I came across a great webinar hosted by Google next week - it's free and online -- check it out!!
Google Webinar: Teaching Search in the Classroom
Date: August 19, 2009
Time: 5:00PM – 6:00PM
Panelists: Googler Dan Russell (Google Search Quality Expert); Google Certified Teachers Lucy Gray, Kathleen Ferenz, and Cheryl Davis
Register online here or copy and paste the following url in your browser: https://googleonline.webex.com/googleonline/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=577176740
Web search can be a remarkable research tool for students - and we've heard from educators that they could use some help to teach better search skills in their classroom. Working with Google Certified Teachers, we produced an initial set of nine search education lessons. From developing criteria to click on the right results to succeeding with the most challenging searches, the lessons they created will help students, and you, get the most of Google search in the classroom. We encourage you to check out the lessons online at: www.google.com/educators/searchlessons
Drawing on their vast experience with search education, Dan Russell, along with Google Certified Teachers Kathleen Ferenz, Cheryl Davis and Lucy Gray will discuss how to teach search in the classroom. Having developed Google's Search Education Lessons, they will discuss how you can customize the contents to the needs of your class and how guide your in-class discussions. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, August 19 at 5PM.