Google Alerts

Google Alerts are email updates automatically sent to you of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic. You can also choose to have your alerts delivered via feed to the feedreader of your choice (e.g., Google Reader or add the feed to your iGooglepage). Google Alerts is a great way to stay organized and filter the web in your direction.

Video Demonstrations of Google Alerts



  • help students find, track, and summarize news stories
  • watch for new videos that match a specific topic
  • track new medical advances
  • watch trends in the stock market
  • access current statistics for presentations, reports, and articles
  • great tool for social bookmarking
  • track software release dates
  • find movie reviews
  • find current papers, webcasts, podcasts on any topic of interest
  • lets you know if someone has responded to your blog or research site
  • discover new educational tools

Ideas For the Classroom:

  • create alerts for classroom projects
  • a great tool for students to use while researching for a project or paper
  • great tool for timeline projects in history or government
  • teachers can add alerts to student blogs to receive notification when blogs are updated
  • students can work in groups on different current events and get instant updates on items of interest
  • keep track of the new budget cuts in education