Yesterday, on the Official Google Blog, Google announced a new way to look at Google search results. Anyone that has a Google account can use the new Google Search Wiki tools. After signing into your Google account you search just like you normally would. When your search results appear you can reorder them and make notations about the search results. The changes you make are your’s alone, however, if you want to see what other people have done with the same search results you can do that as well. Watch the video below for a demonstration of Google Search Wiki in action.
Applications for Education
The Google Search Wiki could be a useful tool for introducing a conversation about search engine rankings. The conversation could revolve around the question of how does Google rank pages versus the way that humans might assign priority to a list of websites.