Tech Tips #2.23

Week of February 16, 2015

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What are Google Alerts?

Google Alerts allows you to specify a topic and Google will send you an email when there are new results for your search. You can stay current without having to complete a search repeatedly.

How can I use Google Alerts in the classroom?

  • Specialized topics for classroom discussion
  • Current event notifications about a given topic
  • Student research for any content area
  • Keeping track of your digital footprint by making an alert on your name
  • Monitoring a developing news story
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1. Go to

Make sure you are logged into your Google Account.
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Click the button above to navigate to

2. In the "Create an alert about..." box, type in search terms.

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3. Click the "Show options" link.

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4. Customize your alert using the options listed.

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5. Click the CREATE ALERT button.

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6. The alert will stay on your account until you choose to delete it. You can delete an alert by clicking on the Delete button.

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7. To edit the alert options, click the Edit button.

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NOTE: Create more alerts by repeating the steps from above.

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