Happy New Year!
With the 2nd nine weeks in full swing, I'm sure many of you have exciting projects coming up in your classroom. Back in December, I saw a post on the excellent site freetech4teachers.com about creating your own Custom Google Search Engine. With the internet being a scary place, I thought this tool would be helpful to keep students searching safely. Below you will see a 3 1/2 minute video from Richard Byrne describing how to create a custom search engine.
Link to an original blog post: Click Here!
The steps break down to:
1. Go to https://www.google.com/cse/
2. If you are not logged in already, log in with a Google Account
3. Click "Create a Custom Search Engine"
4. Add the webpage addresses that you want to include when searching
5. Give your search engine a title
6. Click "Create"
See the last minute of the above video for advanced customization.
One downside is that the web address for a custom search engine is very long. You can solve this by bookmarking the site.
Hope you can give this slightly more advanced tip a try!
~The IT Persin, Carol
About the "IT Persin"
Carol has her degree from Duquesne University in elementary education (K-6) and the Instructional Technology Specialist certificate. She has 4 years of teaching experience K-8 & 1 year of computer para experience. Carol is currently the Technology Integration Specialist for Keystone Oaks School District in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been married 5 years to her loving husband and they have a retired racing Greyhound, Henry.
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