Friday, March 12, 2010

Google Insights

Google's mission is to orgainize the world's information. That goes much beyond just allowing you to search the information. Many of Google's new tools are working to present and organize information in a way that is more visual and easy to use. One example of this new approach is the Insights Search. Insights will give you a graph of data and search results over time, in a much different way than Timeline (which I talked about previously). Here is an example of how to use Insights:

  • Go to:
  • Type your search title (works best with data searches)
  • Choose any filters you wish to apply (i.e. countries, time limits, or the type or category of information it includes).
  • Click Search.
  • Look around at where the information is coming from below the graph and make changes as necessary.
Insights could be very help ful statistics teachers, history teachers, economics or even social studies teachers. If you have an idea for how you will use this in your class, leave a comment!

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