Summertime – the best time to go back to school! I just enrolled in Google Search Education’s upcoming free Power Searching with Google Course. So, what is it about? Here’s the description:
Google Search makes it amazingly easy to find information. Come learn about the powerful advanced tools we provide to help you find just the right information when the stakes are high.
The stakes are ALWAYS high, whether I am looking for a very recent agency alert or the best Chinese food in Northern Maine. So, naturally, I enrolled. Here’s the Schedule:
- Pre-class assessment
- Class 1 – Introduction [ available July 10 ]
- Class 2 – Interpreting results [ available July 11 ]
- Class 3 – Advanced techniques [ available July 12 ]
- Mid-class assessment
- Class 4 – Find facts faster [ available July 17 ]
- Class 5 – Checking your facts [ available July 18 ]
- Class 6 – Putting it all together [ available July 19 ]
- Post-class assessment
The class starts July 10th. If you care to join me, sign up with your Google account at the registration page here. It is six 50 minute classes – take them over a two week window. There will be traditional exercises, interactive searching, Google+ Hangouts, and Google Groups in which you can talk to other students from around the world and Google Search team members. How freaking cool is that? Bring your own search and they can give you hints and tips.
Signups are open until July 16th. Course starts on the 10th, so run, don’t walk. And, you’ll get a nifty Certificate when you are done. Professional “High Stakes” Searcher or something like that. I’m all in on this one.