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Power Searching Class From Google

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SearchGoogle resently announce a free course they are offering in mid-July. I have signed up for it as I still believe search is the most important skill any of us can learn and teach our students. The course is taught by one of Google’s top search engineers and will be held in the format of a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). If you are looking for something to do in mid-July join me, and I have a feeling thousands of others, in learning some new tips and tricks about searching the web using Google. 

Course Details

Power Searching with Google is a free online, community-based course showcasing search techniques and how to use them to solve real, everyday problems.

It features:

  • Six 50-minute classes.
  • Interactive activities to practice new skills.
  • Opportunities to connect with others using Google Groups, Google+, and Hangouts on Air.
  • Upon passing the post-course assessment, a printable Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

I started blogging in 2005 and found it such a powerful way to reflect and share my thinking about technology, this generation, and how we prepare students for their future not our past.

4 Comments

  1. Leslie G Perry Reply

    Thanks! I’m already signed up and looking forward to it. I do believe that helping our students search the vast trove of data on the internet is one of the most important skills they need right now and I’m excited to become better at it myself so that I can help them.

  2. Thank you for the information. Would there be another free class like this one anything soon? I look forward to your response.

    • Jeff Utecht Reply

      Keep in eye out on the Google Blogs and I’ll let you know if they run the course again. Which I’m pretty sure they will do. I believe it was a huge success.

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