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7 Google Search Techniques You Don’t Know Exist

7 Google Search Techniques You Don’t Know Exist
Google search is a powerful tool...sometimes more powerful than you realize! Are you taking advantage of some of the lesser-known Google search techniques? Here are a few of my favorites... SafeSearch It's surprising how many people don't know about Google SafeSearch! Word Definitions To quickly pull up the definition of a word, use "define:" followed by the word. Example: define:webinar Numeric Ranges Useful if you're looking for information that relates to a range of numbers (such as a price range or years). Example: television 1950...1960 Phone numbers Curious who keeps calling your cellphone and not leaving a message? Example: phonebook:555-555-5555 Excluding words or phrases If you're looking for something a little more obscure, narrow down your search results by asking Google to omit certain results by using the "-" symbol. Example: Florida vacation -Disney Specify results by document type Looking for a PDF? Example: "World War I" filetype:ppt Recipe View Example: Pumpkin Bread -Kimberly

20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students. Google Docs has revolutionised the way we create and edit content on the web. It is a genuine collaboration tool like nothing that has come before it. Up to 50 people can simultaneously edit a spreadsheet, presentation or document at no expense, and it is available on all mobile and desktop platforms. Today we are going to look at 20 great tips every teacher and student should be using to get the most of the collaborative learning opportunities Google Doc’s offers. Allow editing without signing in: If you’re sharing a document with classmates who don’t have a Google login, just make it available to edit without signing in. Chat away: In Google Docs, you can see anyone who is currently editing the document, and if needed, send a message to chat with them. Embed Docs anywhere: Get a link to your document or spreadsheet, and you can embed or publish it anywhere, including Facebook or a class blog. Create graphs: Visuals are great tools for getting your point across.

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask 1. What can the URL tell you? Techniques for Web Evaluation : 1. 2. 2. 1. INSTRUCTIONS for Truncating back a URL: In the top Location Box, delete the end characters of the URL stopping just before each / (leave the slash). Continue this process, one slash (/) at a time, until you reach the first single / which is preceded by the domain name portion. 3. Check the date on all the pages on the site. 3. 1. What kinds of publications or sites are they? Are they real? 3. Expect a journal article, newspaper article, and some other publications that are recent to come from the original publisher IF the publication is available on the web. Look at the bottom of such articles for copyright information or permissions to reproduce. 4. 1. a. Type or paste the URL into's search box. b. 1. The pages listed all contain one or more links to the page you are looking for. If you find no links, try a shorter portion of the URL, stopping after each /. 2. 5. 1. 2. WHY? More About Evaluating Web Sources

14 Handy Tips on How to Better Use Google Images This is the fifth guide I created in a series of several posts on how to tap into the educational potential of Google services. Today's topic is Google Images. This is probably among those most used services in education. Teachers and students use images for a variety of learning and teaching reasons. However, before including images in any classroom project, students need to learn about copyright issues. Related guides : As I said earlier, we all use Google Images when looking for pictures to feature in our multimedia projects, but do we all know how to conduct a smart and specific image search ? Supposedly, you typed your keywords in Google Image and got the first result page. 1-Find images in any size you need. 2-Specify the shape of images. 3-Find images in your preferred colors. 4- Limit the kind of images that you find. 5- Find images published in a particular region. 6- Search one site (like ) or limit your results to a domain like .edu, .org or .gov 10- Related Searches

Teaching Students to Effectively Use the Internet A search engine is essentially a database that points to Web sites and Internet resources. The search engine database is compiled by means of often called spiders, crawlers, or bots. These spiders, crawlers and bots are programmed to find web pages, follow all the links they contain and add any new information they find to the master database. It is important to remember that when you are using a search engine, you are not really searching the entire Internet, but a database of pages and resources from the Internet compiled by the bots. Once the information has been collected by the robot programs it is turned over to the search engine's indexing program. When you submit a query or question to the search engine, a searches the database compiled by the robot programs and indexing programs, identifies items that match your query and organizes and displays them in a particular order based on the relevancy or how closely they match your query. Search engine results can be misleading

«Maps Engine Lite» — сервис создания карт от Google Google Maps Engine Lite — это бесплатный картографический сервис для визуализации ваших данных в привязке к местности. Использование картографических проектов для обработки и распространения информации активно применяется в работе общественных организаций и НГО в тех случаях, когда необходимо наглядно и доступно представить какие-либо данные в привязке к их географическому расположению. Перечень таких ситуаций может быть очень широк: обозначение на картах зон экологического или стихийного бедствия, мест расположения источников воды и ареалов обитания редких животных, статистических данных о грамотности населения и многие другие варианты. Google Maps Engine Lite — это бесплатный онлайновый сервис, который позволяет всем пользователям на основе карт Google Maps создавать свои собственные карты, загружать и редактировать различные данные, сохранять их и делиться в сети интернет. Для использования этого сервиса необходимо, разумеется, иметь учетную запись Google.

Ten Steps to Better Web Research Last fall I published Beyond Google which examines fifteen tools and strategies for getting students to look beyond the first two pages of Google search results. This morning I found through Kevin Jarrett a great presentation that complements my ebook. Teaching the Ten Steps to Better Web Research is a Slideshare presentation created by Mark Moran and Shannon Firth at Dulcinea Media. Dulcinea Media is the producer of Sweet Search a search engine for students. Google Hangouts for Educators - Tech Educator Webinar Published on April 22nd, 2013 | by Jeff Herb The Tech Educator Podcast team just put together another episode in our Webinar series all about using Google Hangouts for your own professional development and also with your students. Some great topics were discussed: What is needed to get started with Google HangoutsStarting a HangoutInviting others to your HangoutSharing your ScreenUsing Google Drive in a HangoutAdding a Lower Third with your nameUsing On Air Broadcasting to YouTubeHaving some fun with Effects Pedagogical recommendations were also made regarding how the service can be used in the classroom or outside of the classroom to help students study or complete project based work. The options are limited to your imagination as to how Google Hangouts can help you grow as an educator and how your students collaborate. Catch the Tech Educator Podcast recording LIVE every week on Sundays at 7PM EST at! Tags: Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Tech Educator, Webinar

One Today — приложение Google для пожертвований в 1$ Google начал тестирование нового филантропического приложения One Today. One Today позволяет пользователям жервовать 1$ в различные благотворительные организации каждый день. One Today — это инициатива проекта Google for Nonprofits, позволяющего делать микропожертвования. Приложение One Today существует только для Android. Фрагмент интерфейса One Today

Add Your Profile Picture to Google Search Results When your SlideShare presentations surface in Google search results, want your profile picture attached? You can make this happen in three easy steps: Copy your G+ profile URL and add ?rel=author at the end of it.On SlideShare, go to Edit Profile » Personal Information » Website / Blog. Paste the copied URL here. Here’s a presentation that walks through the steps, too: That’s it — enjoy! Related Posts

How To Start Using Google Apps In Education As teachers, our plates are perpetually and impossibly full. The idea of adding one more component – such as incorporating technology into instruction – can seem daunting to say the least. In my own attempts to incorporate technology into my practice, Google has been the most valuable tool I have found thus far. Not only does it increase my ability to organize my instructional tools, but it also allows me to incorporate more technology when I feel ready to do so. Why use Google Apps? Google provides a multitude of Apps that can be accessed through multiple mediums – computer, smartphone, or tablet. These apps are all free and come with varying levels of privacy ranging from completely public on the web to limited only through sharing with specific contacts. So how can I use Google Apps in my teaching? To showcase the management advantage of Google Apps, I will highlight an example of how I use Google Apps in my own instruction. Maybe not right now…

More Fun With Google Forms | Assessment There seems to be a lot of talk about the power of Google Forms in #physed these days. For me, this is all very exciting because I can finally (kinda) use Google Drive at work (don't even get me started on that, let's just accept the fact that I can get more done now than before). Adam Howell (who you should follow) has been sharing some pretty awesome ideas on how to use Google Forms in #physed. If students have a question, they can click on the link, fill out the form and submit it to the teacher. Pretty smart stuff. Nathan Horne (who you should also follow) has also been sharing some sweet ideas on how to use Google Forms. Again, really smart stuff. Google Forms is an awesome tool for assessment because it solves many teacher problems. I'm a big fan of Google Apps and have been using Forms forever. Here are a few of my ideas that I will be putting into practice within the next couple weeks. 1. This one is a bit of a no-brainer, and I've already started using it in my classes. 1. 2. 2.