A Student Research Tool from Google

Have you ever received a paper from a student that included zero resources? Or had them cited incorrectly? Most students who leave this important part of a research project are not intending to plagiarize. Many simply do not understand how to cite.

Never fear, because Google is here. In this 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver, SimpleK12’S Teacher Learning Community presenter, Kim Munoz, explains how to best use Google Research Tool for student projects.

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Student research tools are not hard to find, but we like the Google Research Tool for a few reasons. Here’s a list of our favorite features of this student research tool:

  1. It’s easy to use. When students write their research paper in Google Docs, or create a presentation in Google Presentations, simply click on the tools tab and then select “research.” Or uses the shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+I.
  2. It has options. Students can choose what type of information they want to see. Options include just about everything: images, scholarly resources, quotes, tables, and other source types.
  3. It has more options. Google Research Tool will insert MLA, Chicago, or APA citation formats.
  4. Previewing articles is made easy. Once you search a term, hover over a link and it will give the option to preview. The preview will pop up next to the research tool bar, so you never have to leave your document.
  5. It keeps students in one place. Part of the reason citing sources can be difficult for a student is that they don’t remember where they pulled a particular quote. With this student research tool, your students can keep all their research and writing in one place.

About Our How to Help Students Document Research 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 look at more videos from Kim.