VCSTEAMN Colloquium# 3 “SEARCH”

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Keynote Speaker: Andrew Schwab, CTO, Berryessa Union School District

VCSTEAMN search colloquium flier

Andrew Schwab is an educator, IT professional and 1:1 evangelist. As a member of the CUE Board of Directors, a CETPA Certified CTO and a Google Certified Teacher, he is active in supporting and growing the edTech community. Andrew can be found on Twitter @anotherschwab and blogging at anotherschwab.com.

Andrew’s Presentation

During the presentation, I mentioned Dan Russell’s challenge – determining the phone number of the office from which a picture was taken. Here’s the story of that challenge, including a link to how it can be done!

 

Resources

Google Basic Searching Quick Reference

Google Power Search Quick Reference

Google Search Features (Improve your search experience)

Take the Google Power Search Course (an online, community-based course showcasing search techniques and how you can use them to solve real, everyday problems!)

 

Session tools / Instructions

After our keynote talk, we will divide into five groups, each organized around one of the five STEAM areas (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics).  Each group will get four search challenges, each related to a different type of search (Power Search, Scholar Search, Image Search, Archive Search).  Do the searches in order – the challenge is for each group to complete as many of the searches as possible, and record on the results document both what they found and how they found it!  Good luck!

 

Colloquium Challenges – Click here for access to the search questions!

Challenge Results – Click here to access the challenge results page (shared Google Doc!)