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  • 1. F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Google for Teachers II A Free Publication from FreeTech4Teachers.com July 2010Google Custom Search Google Bookmarks Google Sites Google Alerts Google Groups Google CalendarDo you worry that Learn how to create In 2010 every Have the latest Ever wanted to Learn how to createyour students will lists of useful teacher should have news on your have an online a calendar of duestumble upon websites and share his or her own favorite topic discussion forum dates and otherunreliable or them with your online presence. brought to you for your class? important eventsinappropriate sites? students and or Learn how to create rather than Learn how to set that you can shareIf so, create your colleagues. your own website spending time one up using on the web.own custom search using Google Sites. searching for it. Google Groups.engine. Learn how.Pages 2-10 Pages 11- 15 Pages 16- 23 Page 24 Pages 25 - 28 Pages 29-32This is the follow-up guide to Google for Teachers which was released in March 2010 and asof July 4, 2010 has been viewed more than 50,000 times.Who is this guide for? Who wrote this thing? AndThis guide is for any teacher who does he have a clue?has wondered what else he or she Google for Teachers II was writtencan do with Google other than by Richard Byrne. Richard is asearch the web. high school social studies teacher and a Google Certied Teacher.Im not techy, can I still use Hes clueless about some things,this guide? Before you start using this guide it but using Google Tools in the is recommended that you register classroom is not one of them. NowAbsolutely! The only techy thing for a free Google Account. give him a question like whyyou need to be able to do to usethis guide is send an email. cant I sneeze with my eyes open? and he couldnt tell you, but he could Google that for you.FreeTech4Teachers.com 1
  • 2. F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Build Custom Search Engines Google Custom Search allows you to create your own search engine that searches only the sites you approve. ! Google Custom Search (http://www.google.com/cse/) allows you to create your own custom search engine. In creating your custom search engine you can specify the sites that you want Google to search when someone uses your search engine. Applications for Education ! Teachers and school librarians can have students conducting searches without worrying that theyll stumble upon inappropriate websites or other sites they dont want students to see. ! Once youve created your custom search engine you can embed it into your blog or website. You can create as many custom search engines as you like. If you teach multiple subjects or multiple grade levels you may want to create a search engine for each of those classes. ! Custom search engines can be modied even after youve embedded them into your blog or website. Therefore, if you nd websites that you want to add your custom search engine you can do that even if your custom search engine has been installed in a blog or website. ! If you dont have a blog or website that you want to install your custom search engine in, you can simply direct students to the unique url assigned to your search engine. Students can then search from that stand-alone page. Your custom search engine can also be added to your iGoogle homepage. ! On the following pages youll see the steps you to take to create your own Google Custom Search Engine. If you dont have a Google Account, it is best to create one before beginning to create your custom search engine. You can create an account by going to Google.com then clicking sign in. Clicking sign in will bring you to a registration eld.2 FreeTech4Teachers.com
  • 3. F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Build Custom Search Engines Google Custom Search allows you to create your own search engine that searches only the sites you approve.Step 1 - Go to http://www.google.com/cse/Step 2 - Enter basic information such as title, description,language. Then enter search specics.FreeTech4Teachers.com 3
  • 4. F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Build Custom Search Engines Google Custom Search allows you to create your own search engine that searches only the sites you approve.Step 3 - After entering sites and search specications. Selectstandard edition. Well remove the ads in a later step.Step 4 - Select a layout style and test your search engine.4 FreeTech4Teachers.com
  • 5. F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Build Custom Search Engines Google Custom Search allows you to create your own search engine that searches only the sites you approve.Step 5 - Copy code for your search engine and place it intoyour blog or website. If youre using Blogger, I provide thesteps for you in later pages. In the next pages youll learn how to remove adds from your search engine results and how to edit the list of sites your search engine searches.FreeTech4Teachers.com 5
  • 6. F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Build Custom Search Engines Google Custom Search allows you to create your own search engine that searches only the sites you approve.Step 6 - If you dont want to embed your search engine into ablog or website and want to use it as a stand-alone page, clickthe name of your search engine to get its unique url.Step 7 - Open your control panel to edit the list of sites yoursearch engine searches.6 FreeTech4Teachers.com
  • 7. F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Build Custom Search Engines Google Custom Search allows you to create your own search engine that searches only the sites you approve.Step 8 - Select sites in your control panel to edit the list ofsites searched by your search engine.Step 9 - Removing Ads. In control panel select preferencesthen do not show ads.FreeTech4Teachers.com 7
  • 8. F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Installing your Google Custom Search Engine in your Blogger blog.Step 1 - Select design option in your Blogger dashboard.Note: you need to have administrative rights to a blog in orderto do this.Step 2 - Select add a gadget.8 FreeTech4Teachers.com
  • 9. F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Installing your Google Custom Search Engine in