Become An Internet Search Master (Google Slides Presentation For Students)

Don’t you love how much sharing happens in education?

I know there are still instances where teachers like to guard their resources and ideas but I like to think the culture is changing.

Most teachers are happy to give and take. The awesome thing about this is sharing is no longer restricted to the handful of educators who teach a similar class in your school or district.

It’s easier than ever to connect with others from all around the world and you never know what gems you’ll stumble across.

Sharing Across The Pacific Ocean

This week I received an email from Noah King who is about 13,000 kilometres away in Northern California.

Noah King

Noah is an instructional technology coach and is part of a team of four teachers on special assignment. Their role is to support all of the elementary school teachers in their district and they call themselves the UNITE Team. UNITE stands for “Utilizing New and Innovative Technology in Education” Nice! You can check out their website here.

One of the fifth grade teachers Noah works with asked if he could model a lesson on strengthening internet search skills.

Noah stumbled across my post on teaching internet research skills.

Haven’t seen it? You can check it out here or I can email you a copy of a PDF version I put together. Just enter your details here.

Learn about a simple search process for students in primary school, middle school, or high school Kathleen Morris

Rather than reinventing the wheel, Noah created a Google Slides presentation that works through the 5 steps I outlined in my post. It includes some great examples and elaborations.

Noah kindly allowed me to share the presentation here to help other teachers cover this important topic in their own classrooms. It was designed for students around 10-11 years old but I think it could easily be adapted for different age groups.

How to Use The Google Slides Presentation

You’re welcome to save a copy of the presentation to your own Google Drive. Please keep the attribution in place on your own copy. That is, it should say that it was created by Noah King based on resources from me, Kathleen Morris.

1) Click on this link to access the presentation on the web.

2) If you’re not logged in to your Google Account, you’ll be prompted to enter your details.

Sign in to your Google Account if prompted

3) You’ll then need to click on “Make a copy”.

Click on make a copy when prompted

4) Your copy of the presentation will open in your Google Drive. You can change the title and tweak it to meet the needs of your own students.

Screenshot of presentation


There are many reasons why sharing with teachers near and far is a good idea. Obviously, it can save us time. No matter where you live in the world, if you’re a teacher, there’s no doubt you’re a busy person!

I also like the idea of being a role model for students. Explicitly tell them that you got a resource from someone in your PLN (professional/personal learning network). We want students to know that positive digital communities exist and they can be part of a global network one day too (if they’re not already).

Using borrowed resources is also a great opportunity to authentically discuss copyright, attribution, and the ethics behind using others’ work with permission.

I hope Noah’s presentation is useful to you or someone you know. Leave a comment and let us know! Scroll down to find the comment box.

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6 Comment

  1. Alison says: Reply

    Hi Kathleen,
    Thank you so much for sharing this resource. I am really looking forward to building information and research skills with my Year 5 and 6 classes.

    1. Kathleen Morris says: Reply

      Hi Alison, I’m so glad you found it useful! I hope it works well with your Year 5/6 students! 🙂

  2. Anonymous says: Reply

    Hi Kathleen,

    Thanks so much for this article and your generosity in sharing your ideas and resources. I teach at Certificate IV level in TAFE and find that, in general, the research skills of most of my students are very poor. Like Noah, I will adapt your ideas to this tertiary level and see if better results are achieved. I don’t think I will show them the online summarising tools though – seem like a ‘cop-out’ to me and, if used, I would not be convinced that the student understands the content. By the way, I like Cite This for Me as an on-line citing tool. I have used this with success for several years. Miriam Heazlewood-Peck, Melbourne Polytechnic.

    1. Kathleen Morris says: Reply

      Hi Miriam,

      Thanks for your lovely comment. I’m so glad to hear you’ll be able to adapt these resources for your tertiary students.

      I know what you mean about the online summarising tools. They are an interesting concept but I don’t think I’d want to introduce it until students were getting good at summarising themselves. Then it might be interesting for them to compare the summary with their own — however, introducing the tool might mean some students come to rely on it. Not a good idea!

      Thank you so much for the tip about Cite This for Me. I’ll check it out!

      Good luck!

  3. Angela says: Reply

    This is awesome, alongside your eBook it is going to help so much with our digicit/online fluency programme in our school. Thank you for sharing!!

    1. Kathleen Morris says: Reply

      I’m so glad to hear this, Angela. All the best with your lessons at school! 🙂

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