- Require little or no instruction
- Have directions that can be posted on the SmartBoard
- Are engaging (a game, competitive challenge, relevant to teens, etc)
- Reinforce information literacy skills (DUH!)
Today's question is: "What continent has the most French speakers in the world?" I think this is one of the easier ones they've posted. Previous questions include:
- "How long would it take to walk to all the cities that have served as capitals of the U.S. government since the signing of the Constitution?"
- "I was celebrated as the paladin of Uruk, but my legacy is in the realm of ancient literature. Who am I?"
- "Rembrandt painted a philosopher looking at the bust of a Greek poet. The gold medallion on the chain represents another famous Greek. Who is it?"
I have yet to try it with classes, but I can't wait to roll it out. I won't use it all the time, but when I'm teaching lessons on Internet searching, it provides the perfect warm-up. (I also love that it challenges my "I can find anything" librarian ego.)
Check it out at http://agoogleaday.com
Can you think of ways to use a Google a Day in your instructional practice?