We have made it to our last day of Google, Day 10. Today, I am going to mention random google things that really don’t connect to one another. Why you ask? Why not!
YEAR END SEARCH
I always look forward to seeing what Google is going to share with us at the end of the year. They take a look at what had been searched throughout the year and put a video collage together. It is an opportunity to reflect on what has happened over the year. A lot happens in just a single year. At times, I forget about something or think to myself wow, it was that long ago? To see this years video, click HERE or watch below.
After watching the video, take a few minutes to see trends from the year (Year in Search 2021). You have the ability to see what caught peoples’ attention, who inspired people, and see what questions people had in common. This could be a great opportunity for students to look at stats.
For instance, did you know that…
- The world search “how to start a business” more than “how to get a job” in 2021.
- “How to move with plants” was search more than “how to move with pets” and “how to move with kids”, in 2021.
- “How to maintain mental healthy” was searched more this year than ever before globally.
These stats, and many more, can be found in the ‘explore the trends’ section of the website.
You can also encourage students to take a look at ‘see the top trends lists’ button toward the very bottom of the page. On the page students can look at the data on a particular item. In the gif example below, I looked at NBA search results, starting worldwide. Then I made the change to see what the graph looked like with United States selected only. Then I wanted to make a comparison with NBA and WNBA.Continue reading “2021 – Day 10 of Google – Random Stuff”