Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Google Search Education

This is very interesting! Google has a whole page dedicated to search education tools - i.e. lesson plans geared towards teaching people how to use Google. While it's necessarily a bit Google-promoting, some of it could be pretty useful. It's primarily geared towards k-12, but some of the lessons could certainly be used with our lower level students who haven't had as much exposure to web-searching. The video "How Google Works" is also pretty good, except for the second half which is a bit propoganda-ish. But the beginning information about how Google indexes the web is a nice explanation.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Computer Literacy class software

We have the Go! with Microsoft Office 2010 software available as a course reserve.  It includes the Student Resource CDs that they need to complete their homework.  The call # is  HF5548.4.M525 G6254 2013 -- (there are three spiral bound volumes behind circ.)