Using Google research tools
From: Karen Bonanno
With the demise of Google Wonder Wheel I explored another option – Google Squared. But, Google Squared has now disappeared. So, here is an infographic on how you might get more out of Google.
Created by: HackCollege
Reflecting on a Google past…
Google Squared worked on an information matrix style and worked for the students in a similar way to Google Wonder Wheel.
Google Wonder Wheel was an application that a number of businesses used to identify niche markets to sell their products, services and information.
It was also a great tool for teachers and students to use:
- to help them narrow down their topic to something more specific,
- to identify main key words and phrases that can be used in other search environments, such as online databases and library management systems, and
- to direct them to web sites that can provide background information on their topic.
The challenge for teachers is what types of assignments or research tasks do they set especially when the students can gain access to rich narrative text, images, video, news reports and other information sources through the search results generated by Google Wonder Wheel.
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