Monday, November 9, 2009

Google Squared

Try out Google Squared! It will generate a spreadsheet of data for you when you enter a search term. Try to enter the term: US States and then watch the data creation.

Think about ways you can have students compare and contrast the data found in the charts. Remember when we ask students to identify the basic information from the charts, then we have the lowest level on Blooms. However, we could sort this data by deleting cells we do not want (clicking on the x in the upper right of the column) and then exporting it into a .csv file which stands for comma-separated value format or simply put, you can export it to Excel or any other spreadsheet application. Try it out. Explore ideas with your students!

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