Because of all the NECC hoopla, I completely missed the mention of Google’s presence at the conference. Here’s a post that details their Google Apps Education Edition initiative and mentions the Google search curriculum that Kathleen Ferenz, Cheryl Davis, and I worked on recently. Based on the work of Google search guru Dan Russell, we developed 9 practical lessons for teachers to use with their students. The idea is to use these lessons in any subject as often as needed in order to help students develop a search mindset. There is an art to searching well, and hopefully these lessons will help you and your students develop the necessary skills!
Please let me know if you have questions or feedback regarding this project!