101 Google tips, tricks and hacks Looking for the ultimate tips for Google searching? You've just found the only guide to Google you need. Let's get started: 1. The best way to begin searching harder with Google is by clicking the Advanced Search link. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23, In fact, you can combine any Boolean search operators, as long as your syntax is correct. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33.
85+ Resources: Educator Guide for Integrating Social Media I hope this post will be a handy reference guide, especially for those teachers new to social media technologies and how to integrate them into the classroom. This resource is by no means exhaustive, but it’s a good starting point for finding the information and people that will help you make the transition into a ’21st century learning environment’. I intend for this to be a wikipost (I will update resources as they are shared with me by others), so feel free to bookmark the page and check in periodically for new material. Enjoy. Articles for Understanding the Importance of Social Media in Education Some Basics Videos Explaining the Social Media ‘Revolution’ Social Media RevolutionDid You Know 4.0 The Machine is Us/ing UsA Vision of Students Today Frameworks Tools Blogs to Follow Wikis Tips for Building your Network & Connecting with Teachers Social Networks for Educators Classroom 2.0 (over 34,000 members!) Organizations & Resources Further Linking On Twitter – tech-savvy educators to connect with
Internet Web Search, "And" The most useful trick of boolean algebra is to combine your search keywords with the operator AND, which ensures that the web pages returned include all of those keywords. This lets you search for several keywords at once to narrow down your search to just the most relevant content. While some search engines assume the AND function by default if you just list keywords all in a row, others will consider some of the words optional, some will combine the keywords with the OR operator instead, and others apply different optimization rules that can lead to unpredictable results. To illustrate the numerical advantage of the AND combination over the OR combination, consider the difference between the results returned by the searches "mozart or biography" and "mozart and biography". mozart or biography. The results of searches on Alta Vista and Google listed below show that the AND search returns many times fewer pages than the OR search, making it that much more focused and useful. NEAR.
The Ultimate Google Wave Guide for Students: 100 Tips, Tools, an As a college student, we know you’re always on the hunt for tools that save you time and trouble, especially on homework. That’s why we’ve generated this list of tips and tricks for using Google Wave, a powerful collaboration tool that lets you manage projects, swap files and communicate in real-time, with no delay. First you’ll have to score an invite, but then you’ll be on your way to earning your degree even faster, whether its in business, health, or technology. Basics Here we’ll introduce to you the basics of Google Wave: tips for setting up, learning the terminology and Intro to Google Wave: "Dr. Communication and Collaboration Wave was built around the idea that communication through email is too slow. Shortcuts These shortcuts — including keyboard shortcuts — will make your Google Wave experience more streamlined. Management and Customization Learn how to customize layout, tag waves, search waves and more in this list. Blogs and Helpful Sites Videos and Tutorials Miscellaneous
The Royal Treatment As a young teacher, I was forced to use basal readers with my 4th graders, and have at least three reading groups—unbelievably referred to in faculty meetings as the three reading levels—Bluebirds, Robins, and Crows. None really fit any of my students, and I got tired of hearing how father and mother gathered the whole family, including the dog for a picnic in the country. Believe me that was a big stretch for basal families, who were usually confined to the area behind a white picket fence. What I did I managed to get my hands on a box of assorted paperbacks, with multiple copies, which were in a storeroom. I think they were labeled Library, but the dust labeled them mine. Change I collected all the basal readers and shelved them. The Authors My students loved Beverly Cleary, Judy Blume, and went absolutely bonkers for Robert Newton Peck, author of A Day No Pigs Would Die, Soup, and Soup and Me. A Day My Teaching World Stood Still Carry On Robert Newton Peck Arrives The School Presentation
People Search by Address Expect quite a few dead people to be listed as living at an address if it has been around for awhile, for example. A search of my name also had me living in two cities that I have never even been to before. The website did know my age and names of my relatives though. Spooky. WhitePages.Com - This is the actual search engine that powers most of the free searches on this page. ReversePhoneDirectory.Com - A page that contains fill-out forms to search several other people and address search websites. 411.Com - The same address search results as you will find on whitepages.com, with even more annoying pop-up ads. SearchBug.Com - Slightly different than the sites listed above. For some reason those sites do not have a search by address feature that I can find though. Langenberg.Com - This website will also find names and phone numbers from an address, based upon InfoSpace.Com data. U.S. Intelius.Com - PAID $ERVICE Costs $7.95 per search or $19.95 for a "24 hour pass" of searches.
Tools for Schools - Home (Google Tools for Schools) Welcome to Google Tools for Schools Boot Camp! ** Disclaimer: This site is no longer actively maintained. I try to update it occasionally, but it is not as current as I would like. Click here to add to the growing list of integration ideas for Google in School! This Google Site is a companion to the Google Tools for School Boot Camp workshop. This hands-on workshop will focus on all the free applications from Google that support teaching and learning. Training and Implementation Resources Google for Educators Google Teacher Academy Click here to learn more about the Google Certified Teachers program and upcoming Google Training Academies. Going Googley with Google Tools - Weekly Blog Series Going Googley with Google Tools - Weekly Blog Post Series Going Googley with Google Tools - Week 11This week's post explores some great content for use with Google Earth.
Free 33 Page Guide - Google for Te Google offers some wonderful tools for teachers, but I've learned over the last couple of weeks that while teachers are aware of many of Google's offerings like search, docs, and maps many teachers aren't aware of how to use these tools or what these tools offer beyond the obvious. Therefore, I sat down yesterday and started putting together this guide to using Google search, docs, books, news, and maps in the classroom. This guide avoids some of the obvious things, like using Google Docs for collaborative writing, and instead focuses on some of the lesser-used Google tools options like publishing an online quiz using Google Docs. In all there are 33 pages containing 21 ideas and how to instructions for creating Google Maps placemarks, directions creating and publishing a quiz with Google Docs forms, directions for embedding books into your blog, and visual aids for accessing other Google tools. Update: In July 2010 I released a companion to this guide titled Google for Teachers II.
Google Docs - Digital Inspiration 14 Mar 2014 How to Scrape Google with Google Sheets Learn how to scrape Google pages and extract search results and keyword ranking data using simple ImportXML functions inside Google Spreadsheets. 11 Mar 2014 The Best Add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets Meet some of the most useful add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets. How to Write an Add-on for Google Docs Google Add-ons add new capabilities to Google Docs and Sheets. 15 Mar 2014 Create Mail Merge with Gmail and Google Docs Learn how to create Mail Merge with Gmail and send personalized email messages in bulk. 04 Mar 2014 How to Monitor your Website’s Uptime with Google Docs Learn how to use Google Docs as a free website monitoring tool and receive instant email and SMS text alerts when your website goes down. 12 Mar 2014 How to Sort Gmail Messages by Size Do you want to sort your email messages in Gmail by size? 03 Apr 2014 How to Insert Images in Google Spreadsheets 26 Aug 2013 How to Import Web Data into Google Docs 24 Jan 2014 28 May 2013 18 Jan 2013