Thursday’s Tip: Search Google Visually

Though we do what we can to avoid internet searches in class, sometimes a Google search is called for when a student’s research comes up short. Maybe a bigger issue thanĀ appropriatenessĀ and security in such an activity is helping students sort through reading vast search results for their desired needs.

Luckily, Google Image Search provides a new way to look for information. Sometimes, a student may not know the best search terms, but he might know it when he sees it. The new Google Image Search lets you search by subject. Watch the video below and see how it works.

Of course, depending on your district’s filter, always be prepared that a Google Image Search might be a risky option. It’s always best to try it out for yourself before unleashing results onto your students.

Zac Early is an instructional specialist with the eMINTS National Center.