January 10 - 16

Upon completion of this module, the student will be able to:
1. Use Google's advanced search features
2. Create a custom search engine and use it on a web page

Grading for Module
1 hour credit (All parts of the assignment must be complete to earn credit. No partial credit can be given.)
Journal entry
Discussion participation
Product- Google Search Lesson Plan & Custom Search Engine


In this module, you will learn how to perform more than simple Google searches. Let Google work for you by utilizing its advanced search features.


1. Explore the websites below in "Google Search" to learn about Google's search features.
2. Go to the Google web site and perform some advanced searches (using the tips in the handout, search by date and image search). Example - "Industrial Revolution"
3. On the Google web site, perform a search using the Wonder Wheel and Google Squared.
4. Create a new page on your wiki called "Google Search." On the "Google Search" page, journal about ideas you have for using Google's advanced search features in the classroom.
5. Create a lesson plan in which your students utilize a specific advanced search feature, the Wonder Wheel, or Google Squared. Upload the lesson plan to the Google Search page on your wiki (follow the same instructions you used last week for adding your iGoogle homepage screenshot).
6. Create a custom search engine and embed it on your wiki or on your Schoolwires web page. If you embed it on your Schoolwires page, provide a link from your wiki page to your Schoolwires page.
7. Scroll to the top of this page and click the DISCUSSION tab. Answer the discussion question found there.
8. Read the answers to the discussion questions posted by your fellow classmates. Respond to any that you feel strongly about or have something to add.

Google Search

Google Search


Google Search Tricks

The Best Keywords for Finding Classroom Resources
Search by Date
1. From the Google search page, type in a search term and click SEARCH.
2. Click the MORE SEARCH TOOLS link (from the list of choices down the left hand side)
3. Explore the date options below "Any time" (Latest, Past 24 hours, etc.)

Search by Date
Image Search
Custom Search Engine


Google Bookmarks- When you "favorite" or "bookmark" sites in Internet Explorer or Firefox, those bookmarks are only available on that computer. With social bookmarking, your favorites are available to you on any computer or mobile device with an internet connection! In addition, you don't have to worry about backing up those bookmarks for a computer reimage!