I was recently asked by the Principal to conduct a 20minute PD session on some aspect of ICT use in the classroom. After careful consideration I decided I would create a worksheet that would take my fellow staff through some of the simple, yet highly effective search strategies. I figured this is something all staff are familiar with and any improvements in their skills would be advantageous. The result is a worksheet, similar to what I would expect my students to complete. Now some may find this ridiculous and refuse to complete it, but after all aren’t we all learners? So why shouldn’t the staff be required to complete some sort of activity and subsequent homework task? I can only try…

You can find a copy of the worksheet below, feel free to use it/modify it/beautify it as you desire. The sheet also goes well with the following poster from Google, which can be used to explain what each search function actually aims to do. 

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