Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Wonder Wheel

Teacher's love graphic organizers, but did you know that you can even view your Google Search results as a graphic organizer? Well, with "Wonder Wheel" you can! When you use wonder wheel you can find search terms which are related to your current search term as a graphic organizer. Here's how:

  • Do a Google search for a term.
  • Click on the [+] Show Options.
  • Find "Wonder Wheel" towards the bottom of the left hand column
  • In the center of yoru screen a circle with your search term in the middle will show up. Each ray out of the circle is a related search term. Click on any of the related term.
  • The term you clicked on becomes the new center of the circle, and in the right hand column are the search results for that new search term.

This is a great way to search for items related to what you're searching for. Teacher your students to use this to find ideas related to what their learning about.

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