Teacher Review for Google Scholar

A wealth of credible sources for use in classroom research!

Jennifer C.
Classroom teacher
Carson High School
Carson City, United States
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My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with General
How I Use It
I use this Google tool to introduce students to another site that provides credible sources and has citation support. I use this in high school social studies classes and encourage students to search Google Scholar for credible primary and secondary sources to cite in argumentative essays. Students required some initial modeling and instruction, then quickly became more proficient in using the tool
My Take
This is a great tool that few students have used. It is rewarding to use it because they now have another resource that can be of help to them in any class and beyond high school. It could serve students better by providing a tutorial to help students better create search criteria to narrow down the number of search "hits". I know Google already has this from my online searches, but it could be effectively provided as an engaging student tutorial on the home page to best support its use in education.