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unit 9 google cert review

The three 'search smart' basics are:

Choosing the right search terms

Understanding search results

Narrowing a search to get the best results
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Remember that every word counts in a Google search, so choosing the right words makes a big difference. Work with students to identify important words in questions or prompts that you give them, in order to identify the keywords that they would use in searches. Instead of searching using whole sentences or questions, using these keywords in a query is more likely to return results that actually meet the students' needs.
Search bar: This is near the top of the results page, where you can see your query and modify it or enter a new one.

Ads: These results appear in the right-hand column and sometimes at the top of the results in a colored box. They are always marked with the word "Ads," so you can easily identify them as paid results.

Natural results: These results are below the ads, are not paid for by anyone, and cannot be bought.

Filters: These links are at the top navigational menu, just below the search bar - more explained below on these.

Knowledge Graph: When you search for a person, place, or thing Google may show this special information box on the right-hand side of the screen.
Modifiers: You can use special characters and words to get more specific search results; these are referred to as Modifiers. For example, if you use a hyphen (-) before a word in a query it will exclude results that contain this word. Consider building a poster with your students to include on your class site/blog or hang in your room to teach the important role these modifiers play in searching. (Still have questions about Modifiers? Check out the info in the Help center.)

Filters: When you complete a Google search, there are a number of filters you can apply to your search to narrow your results. These filters appear below the search box. With filters, you can narrow your search results to images, videos, maps, shopping, and more by clicking on one of these filters.

Tools: To refine your search further, click on Tools and you can filter results by where or when they originated.
You can find what you're looking for faster by entering search words right in Chrome's address bar known as 'the omnibox'. Not only does the omnibox double as a search field and an address bar, but it has many in-built features which streamline work. Type "define: teacher" into the omnibox and the definition of a teacher will be delivered (including a speaker icon to read the word to you). To use the omnibox as a calculator, type in a math equation and when you hit enter/return your equation will be completed. You can even convert mass, temperature, and distance by typing the conversion right in (for example, "15lbs to kgs").