Visual Searching Powerpoint

Wonder Wheel and Visual Searching
Appealing to Visual and Kinesthetic Learners
Doug Henry
Classroom 2.0 Webinars by Shelley Rodrigo of
Maricopa County Community College
Link to this talk: – Webinar Schedule
Searching on the Internet
Volume of data
• Data is still exploding
• Internet: 5M Terabytes, increasing by 100 Tb/Mo
• Brain: 10Tb stored data - maybe more, because of better
compression and indexing
Quality of the data
• "There are four kinds of lies: Lies, damned lies, statistics and the Internet" Mark Twain (if he were still around)
• Goal:
Student Searching Problems
• Search term/keyword selection - wrong
keywords, extraneous words, inexperience
with advanced searching
• Shallow searching - only looking at first page
of hits
• Searching too widely, too deeply, or in the
wrong direction
• Searching in the wrong dimension
• Clustering and organizing hits
Search Engines and Browsers
• Different algorithms - Google (crawlers and
keywords/tags) vs Yahoo (human indexing)
• Ordinary search interfaces appeal to
read/write learners
• Visual search engines appeal to visual and
even kinesthetic learners
Example: Google Wonder Wheel
• Introduced 2009
• Wheel display of related searches
• Based on keywords, similarity
• Simple interaction
Using Wonder Wheel
• Run Google search – look on left
• Turn off Search Settings>instant search
• Browser-dependent (IE may not work)
• Several videos on Youtube (listed at end)
Google Image Swirl – Wonder Wheel for Images
Timeline – Adding a Search Dimension
Google Squared – Building a Spreadsheet
Google Adwords – Formerly Google Keyword Tool
Applications of Visual Searching – Keyword Highlighting
Applications of Visual Searching
1. Appealing to different styles of learning
• Read/write learners - ordinary search engine results
• Visual - search "visual search engines" - e.g. (2009)
Applications of Visual Searching
• Visual and kinesthetic learners – moving and interaction
ools_for_Auditory_Visual_and_Kinesthetic_Learners.html (2008)
Applications of Visual Searching - Kinesthetic Learners
Applications of Visual Searching - Kinesthetic Learners
Applications of Visual Searching - Kinesthetic Learners
Applications of Visual Searching
2. Organizing and clustering hits
• Group work – e.g. assign each group a "spoke“ from Wonder Wheel
• Suggest new topics for assignments to group members
Applications of Visual Searching - Organizing Hits
Queens Library Aqua – words only…
In Summary:
• Visual searching with tools like Wonder
Wheel can engage and assist visual and
kinesthetic learners
• Automatic detection of related searches can
suggest new or different topics and assist in
group work
• Clustering and organizing of search hits can
aid in the transformation of data into
Some Youtube Links:
Wonder wheel keyword + timeline
Wonder wheel + timeline
Google keyword tool
Visual search engines
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