This post is a part of a continuing set of reflections on my favorite take-aways from my whirlwind two days at the December Google Teacher Academy in Mountain View.
Following Jennie Magiera’s introduction during the opening round of “Demo Slams” to the Chrome extension Webpage Screenshot, Mark Hammons stepped up to the mic and walked us through the steps of using Google’s Advanced News Search feature to locate amazing primary sources available through the News Archives, such as newspaper clippings from the 1860’s that reference Abraham Lincoln. You will definitely want to share Mark’s video (below) with your history/social studies teachers. A perfect exercise for meeting CCSS requirements to provide students with access to primary source documents! Thanks, Mark!
Oh, but wait…..there’s more to share on how to search the News Archives. Dan Russell, Google’s Search King, just created Google News Archive …fast (see video below), with the invitation to share out with other teachers. Thanks, Dan, for a perfect clip to add to Mark’s. Google and Google leaders are simply amazing!