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Predictive Search I Timeline

0:00 Intro and What is predictive searching?


2:48—Chat issues


3:48 – How to do a Realtime search to find chats going on in Twitter


4:48 –Example of Predictive Search:  I want to know who the two main actors are in Key Largo


7:18 Could be called “Stop & Think”


8:18 How Google Works


10:58 Problem search: [my cow has blisters on its tongue, what’s wrong with it?]


11:48 Different problem search: [what year did the american revolution start?]


13:18 Big idea: You need to search for your answers, not your question


Google is written for everyone to use, not specifically for an academic audience, sometimes need to employ extra tools to find academic content


14:13 How fast can a cheetah run?


16:18 But you need to think of the actual phrase that is likely to express the content you want, e.g.: acceleration of a car


18:08 More academic: looking for information on tooth decay in children


Think about context terms.


25:18 Formal vs. informal: What is that indentation above my lip?


23:28 BUT, we see that students who learn to use terms of art start to pile on the most formal language they can think of and write very heavy sources


28:08 Think about what kind of source will have the answer you need, and search with language that matches that type of source


31:48 If you stop & think, may realize it is not an online search at all—may lead to a book, to a person, etc.


32:33 Also, not necessarily stay in general web search: Heard that Napoleon had ongoing correspondence with wife Josephine.


34:55 Big idea: If I am not aware that some type of resource is possible, I would never think to use it—I might not even think to want a certain type of information if I am not aware that it exists.


35:38 For example: The current events of the day is Osama bin Laden’s death.


--If I don’t know that there are tools to help me do it, it might not even occur to me to desire to see how to read what people are saying about his death in Arabic, French, or Japanese.


--If I don’t know that there are tools to help me do it, I won’t know that I can ask other important points in history before 9/11 related to bin Laden.


39:03 How young can kids do this? I’ve had success from 3rd grade up.


41:15 Big Idea: Predictive Search is the flip side of AASL standards that encourage students to know proper formats for communicating different kinds of information in their own work–instead, think about what it would look like, and search for it properly


42:33 Kids working on a paper on childhood obesity—want statistics

[childhood obesity statistics] works, but if you want stats with commentary, more difficult--forecasts for obesity can be describes as forecasts, predictions, estimates or many other search terms


46:08 Big idea: Sometimes the keywords we want are messy, but there are associated terms in the nearby text that are fairly consistent. If we can visualize them, we can search for those instead.


47:00 Big idea: predictive search is used to write queries, but also to select the search result to click on—don’t look at one result at a time, look at page to see if your search is getting the type of sources you are anticipating, is there something wrong with your query, is there something wrong with the question you are asking?