Monday, November 5, 2012

How to use the PowerSearchingWithGoogle content in your classes

Lots of teachers and librarians have been asking:  How can I use the materials from the PowerSearchingWithGoogle MOOC in my classes? 

The answer is simple:  You're free to use whatever you'd like, whenever you'd like.  You don't need to wait for us to run the class again.  If you want to offer your own "How to search" class or just uses pieces of the PowerSearchingWithGoogle MOOC, you should feel free to do so.  

The class is at:  

You can visit any of the lessons and do any of the activities.  The only thing that won't work are the forum discussions.  We only have those live while we're offering the class.  Truth is, they're a really valuable thing to have (they're part of what makes MOOCs so much fun!), but we only turn those on when we can moderate them and help people with questions that come up.  

But if you wanted to offer a class in your school or library, you should feel free to link to any (or all) of the content in the MOOC.  

If you want to just point to a single video from the class, all you have to do is to click on the YouTube link in the bottom right of the frame.  (See below.)  

That will open the video out into its own YouTube window, and you can then give out that link in your materials, or you could even embed it within your own Google Doc or Site.  

Note that we ALSO have the full text and slides for each of the lessons.  Click on the "Text Version" blue button in the upper right of the frame, or to see just the slides, click on the "Slides" button.   (See above.)  

If you feel inspired, let me know what classes you're running with the PowerSearchingWithGoogle materials.  And if you feel doubly inspired to teach a class with this, maybe we could do a special video Hangout as part of your class!  

Search on! 


  1. Thanks so much for making this available to schools. Hope to be able to offer this school-wide students and teachers.

  2. Exactly Google power searching class is just full of knowledge and fun. I am truly dying to attend the next PowersearchingwithGoogle class for Exert, which is going to help in December. Right?