There is an easier way to search online with students, and here it is…
Ever wondered how to keep your students focused while searching, and ensure they are only searching the correct classroom materials? In this 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver, SimpleK12’s Teacher Learning Community presenter Kim Munoz walks you through the process of creating a custom search engine to use with your students. This means the next time you search online with students, they’ll keep their focus and only go within the boundaries you create for them.
The Google Custom Search Engine, like most tools that we share here at SimpleK12, is completely free. Don’t be fooled by its “all business” appearance, this is a wonderful tool to use in the classroom with students. After setting up your free Google account, you can create as many custom search engines as you like, making it easier than ever to search online with students. Take a look at the video above and learn how to set up your own search engine in just 3 minutes.
Google Custom Search Engine has some wonderful benefits, including:
- increased search relevancy
- lack of advertisements in search results
- simple to embed anywhere you need it
After you’ve made your own custom search, try encouraging students to create their own or have them contribute high-quality educational websites to add to your own custom classroom search.
This Google search option is a fantastic resource for any teacher working with students researching online. Try it out, and let me know how you like it – leave a comment for me on this article.
About Our How to Create a Better Way to Search Online with Students Presenter
Kim Munoz is an Instructional Technologist for Franklin ISD and a former Bryan ISD middle school technology teacher with over 16 years of teaching experience. She has conducted well over 50 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Kim.