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Awesome Things You Can Do With Wolfram Alpha. The Secret Powers of Chrome's Address Bar. Introduction to Google Classroom. Power Searching with Google. Thanks for visiting!

Power Searching with Google

For a short time, the course materials for Power Searching with Google will remain accessible below. Then they will be made permanently available at the Google Search Education site. For a handy reference of all search tips from the course, check out our printable Power Searching Quick Guide. To receive announcements about future search-related classes, add yourself to the Search Education Google Groups mailing list. If you are specifically interested in search classes for K-12 education, join the Search Education K-12 Google Groups mailing list.

Top 10 Ways to Speed Up and Beef Up Your Google Searches. CheatSheet Instantly Displays All the Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac Apps. 181 Google Tricks That Will Save You Time. Mars. 3 Ways You Can Learn To Speed Read Online. I can safely say that it is!

3 Ways You Can Learn To Speed Read Online

Speed reading is not only real, it can be achieved in many different manners and can be fueled by training and dedication. You can train yourself to be a faster and better reader a few steps at a time. Let’s take a look at what resources are available for you online. For our first tool, check out Spreeder for some great speed reading exercises. Spreeder was covered in the MakeUseOf directory a while back. You can either paste in your own text or use theirs. The Evolution of Google Search in Six Minutes. Click the image to enlarge.

The Evolution of Google Search in Six Minutes

Google has come a long way since it started as a research project in 1996, and it may only be just getting started. The company posted a video and timeline that highlight the evolution of Google and hint at what to expect from the search engine giant in the future. The video, called "The Evolution of Search in Six Minutes," is a follow-up clip from one that Google posted earlier this year that shared the methodology behind search ranking and evaluation. "Our goal is to get you to the answer you’re looking for faster and faster, creating a nearly seamless connection between your questions and the information you seek," said Ben Gomes, Google Fellow via a Google Blog post. "That means you don’t generally need to know about the latest search feature in order to take advantage of it— simply type into the box as usual and find the answers you’re looking for.

" But it wasn't always so simple. How to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC] Among certain circles (my family, some of my coworkers, etc.)

How to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC]

I'm known for my Googling skills. I can find anything, anywhere, in no time flat. My Google-fu is a helpful skill, but not one that's shrouded in too much mystery — I've just mastered some very helpful search tricks and shortcuts and learned to quickly identify the best info in a list of results. Sadly, though web searches have become and integral part of the academic research landscape, the art of the Google search is an increasingly lost one. How to Choose the Right Words for Best Search Results. Digital Tools Diane T.

How to Choose the Right Words for Best Search Results

Sands Dear Savvy Searcher, My students keep wanting to enter their entire research question into the search bar. A Good List of Google Search Tricks. Ten Search Tools and Tactics Teachers and Students Need to Know. I often find myself in conversations with teachers and students about Internet search strategies.

Ten Search Tools and Tactics Teachers and Students Need to Know

Often times the conversation reminds me that what's obvious to me is amazing to someone else. Last week I had that very experience as I taught a couple of teachers some search techniques that they are going to pass along to their students. As a follow-up to that experience, I've crafted the following list of search tools and tactics that every teacher and student should know. 1. Stop Googling "What" questions. 2. 3. 4. 5. Sweet Search is a search engine that searches only the sites that have been reviewed and approved by a team of librarians, teachers, and research experts.

Wolfram Alpha is billed as a computational search engine and this is exactly what it does. Twurdy is search tool that automatically displays the readability of your search results for you. Twurdy with Pop - searches using Twurdy's most complex algorithm which includes looking up the popularity of words within the text. History of the Internet. History of the Internet. 15 Ways to Make Yourself a Better Computer User. There’s nothing more soul-sucking than sitting there picking your earwax while you watch Windows 7’s blue ring of fire.

15 Ways to Make Yourself a Better Computer User

Yet, to be fair, your poor laptop spends a lot more time waiting for you to act than you waste watching it load applications, boot up or finish processing. If your computer takes .8 seconds to load your browser, but you take 5 unnecessary seconds to type in a username and password, who’s the slow poke? Fortunately, you can reduce the human bottleneck if you take just a few simple steps that will double your personal processing power. To show the benefits of overclocking yourself, I’ve put my stop watch where my mouth is and recorded the amount of time you’ll save by following each of my tips.

Sure, you may only save a few seconds by using a particular shortcut, but those moments really add up, particularly when you’re performing scores of similar actions every hour. 1. Time saved: 5 seconds per app open.