FIA is exploring a “search mastery” initiative for enabling students to detect “BS” and find quality information online across disciplines, and has started compiling a list of resources for mastering online search. In the quest for solutions to the future of facts in a post-truth world, search mastery is an important tool.
“Improve your Google search skills with our Power Searching and Advanced Power Searching online course” by Dan Russell, Google
An undergraduate course for learning to detect and defuse bullshit by Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West, University of Washington. It is not currently available as an online course but the full syllabus and videos of the lectures are available on their website.
Workshop on how to become a power search user and continue down the path of being a lifelong learner taught by Dan Russell, Google (April 2016). Worksheet handout and search tipsheet available on-line.
Finding Information by Subject
On-line module on how to use resources provided by the UM Libraries and available for free on the Internet to find appropriate resources to answer research questions. Developed as part of the Professional Writing Program.
“A blog about search, search skills, teaching search, learning how to search, learning how to use Google effectively, learning how to do research” by Dan Russell, Google
Search Engine Tips
Why Search Mastery Is Needed
Some ~personal news~
Last week I started as a news reporter with @BestCollegesCom. I'm so excited to work with such an amazing team and cover all things higher education!
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To any Baltimoreans, if you know of a Little Library that's near you, could you snap a picture of it's contents? This is part of a story that I'm writing on.
10 amazing websites that cost you nothing, but will save you hundreds of hours of your life:
Google Docs is used by 1.8+ billion people worldwide.
The recent updates are perfection.
11 g-docs features so good, you'll kick yourself if you didn't know:
The most powerful email app:
But most of us aren't using it to its full potential.
Here are 7 tips that’ll save you hundreds of hours of your life:
Microsoft Excel is used by 99.99% of the world’s businesses, and
most people still don't know how to use it.
Here are 10 basics everyone should know:
Congrats to colleague @sarahcmcgrew of @UMDCollegeofEd for winning a highly competitive @NAEd postdoc fellowship. Her research helps students navigate the online world & assess what they find. @SearchMastery @FIAumd
2022 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellows - National Academy of Education
Here's the more telling chart, and a reminder that it's always important to parse the data and look beneath totals and averages:
The headline is unfortunate. It will likely become an I-told-you-so talking point among anti-vaxers. If you read down, the unvaccinated account for the vast majority of the senior deaths, followed by the un-boosted. Vaxed & boosted account for a tiny bump. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/31/health/omicron-deaths-age-65-elderly.html?referringSource=articleShare
I definitely did not have this on the mass murder bingo card: arm school librarians to put an end to school shootings. Oh, and custodians, too.