Fun with Google

Mark Austin (who wrote these ECDL tests – login req) recently showed me some web quests he’d authored. They are specific to his area, so not appropriate for Yacapaca public space, but good end-of-term fun nonetheless.

But what if you want young imaginations to soar beyond Google’s utilitarian façade? Pick up a copy of Philipp Lenssen‘s 55 Ways to Have Fun with Google (PDF).

I particularly enjoyed discovering that ‘shocking pink is the new black’ (p22) but if you really want students to start considering the social and economic impact of search engines, I’d recommend the Googleshare game on p76.

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