EdTech: Improving your approach to searching online

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Module description.

Search engines will present you with online content for just about any subject, much of it free to use; presentations, videos, images, quizzes and more.

But often there is so much to choose from - where do you start?

This module looks at how you can make your searches for subject-specific digital resources more effective.

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13th March 2019
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11th March 2019
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9th March 2019
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8th March 2019
Feedback bySusanna Brandon
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25th March 2019
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19th March 2019
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7th March 2019 (edited on 14th October 2020)
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29th March 2019
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8th April 2019
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8th April 2019
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30th March 2019
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8th September 2021
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31st August 2021
Feedback byEmma E
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31st August 2021 (edited on 31st August 2021)
Feedback byAdam Weaver
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25th August 2021
Feedback byEmma Steward
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7th August 2021
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6th July 2021
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25th June 2021
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22nd June 2021
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2nd June 2021
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1st June 2021
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22nd May 2021
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14th May 2021
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11th May 2021
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29th April 2021
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29th April 2021
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20th April 2021
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7th April 2021
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1st April 2021
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1st April 2021
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30th March 2021
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30th March 2021
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26th March 2021
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25th March 2021
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24th March 2021
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24th March 2021
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24th March 2021
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23rd March 2021
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22nd March 2021
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15th March 2021
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14th March 2021
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11th March 2021
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8th March 2021
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5th March 2021
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5th March 2021
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4th March 2021
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3rd March 2021
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2nd March 2021
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27th February 2021
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21st February 2021
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12th February 2021
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12th February 2021
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10th February 2021
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10th February 2021
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10th February 2021
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10th February 2021
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8th February 2021
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2nd February 2021
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2nd February 2021
Feedback byJason Howlett
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1st February 2021
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29th January 2021
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28th January 2021
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14th January 2021
Feedback byOlga Sidoryk
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8th January 2021
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5th January 2021
Feedback byChristian Hammond
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11th December 2020
Feedback byVicki Townsend
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25th November 2020
Feedback byLilly Markwell
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23rd November 2020
Feedback byWendy Blackburn
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22nd November 2020
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12th November 2020
Feedback byDan Christiansen
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19th October 2020
Feedback byHellen Jordan
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12th October 2020
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4th October 2020
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11th September 2020
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10th September 2020
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26th August 2020
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10th August 2020
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29th July 2020
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27th July 2020
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21st July 2020
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15th July 2020
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14th July 2020
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10th July 2020
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8th July 2020
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3rd July 2020
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1st July 2020
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22nd May 2020
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21st May 2020
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17th May 2020
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30th April 2020
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29th April 2020
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28th April 2020
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28th April 2020
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26th April 2020
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22nd April 2020
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22nd April 2020
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21st April 2020
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19th April 2020
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14th April 2020
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2nd April 2020
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1st April 2020
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20th March 2020
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4th March 2020
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12th December 2019
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10th December 2019
Feedback bySarah Strover
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29th November 2019
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9th November 2019
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19th October 2019
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1st October 2019
Feedback byDawn Goodman
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26th September 2019
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26th September 2019
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18th September 2019
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11th September 2019
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23rd August 2019
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10th July 2019
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2nd July 2019
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18th June 2019
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17th June 2019
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3rd June 2019
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2nd June 2019
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28th May 2019
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21st May 2019
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15th May 2019
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23rd April 2019
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15th April 2019
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1st April 2019
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23rd March 2019
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21st March 2019
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11th March 2019
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