Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Google: 25 Things You Did Not Know It Could Do at ISTE 2010

Dr. Howie DiBlasi, C.I.O. "Emerging Technologies Evangelist"
howie@frontier.net
www.toolsfortheclassroom.com
www.drhowie.com

Documents will be available on Thursday, July 1st, 1:00 PM EST on his website.

Google has many special features to help you to find exactly what you are looking for.

Advanced Searching:
Compare and Contrast: Use advanced search to look at only a specific domain (2 letter country code) so that students can compare different perspectives.

What to do if you don't want something to show up in your search (advanced search)

Scholar search: locate materials from educational institutes or universities.

Google Custom Search Engine: http://www.google.com/cse/manage/create

Google Language Tools: google directory (similar to the Yahoo homepage)

Special Commands
Link: list pages which link to a page, sample link:www.broward schools.com

Google Reader: get all your blogs and news feeds fast (RSS feeder)

Google Labs: find out what is new, in development (beta) and trends in Google.