Daniel Russell is a Google employee who studies how people search on the Internet. He’s a search anthropologist. I had the pleasure of meeting him and learning from him at the Google Teacher Academy that I attended in 2009.
On his blog Search ReSearch Daniel Russell posts search challenges for readers to try. Then a few days later he explains how to solve the challenges. The challenges are not challenges that you could solve with just a basic query or even if you used the built-in Google Advanced Search tools.
Applications for Education
If you want to become a better web researcher and pass those skills on to your students, try Daniel Russell’s search challenges. If you can handle his challenges, try writing your own challenges for students.
Daniel Russell’s search challenges are also posted on Life Hacker which is where I saw this week’s challenge solved.