Google Can Do What?

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Google Can Do What?

  1. 1. Google Can Do That? <ul><li>Not Your Typical Search Engine </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ The Computer as an Educational Tool: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Productivity and Problem Solving” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>©Richard C. Forcier and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don E. Descy </li></ul></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Many Ways to Search <ul><li>Basic </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized </li></ul>
  3. 3. Basic Search <ul><li>Choosing search terms </li></ul><ul><li>Word variations </li></ul><ul><li>Phrase searches </li></ul><ul><li>I'm Feeling Lucky </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Can I Search For? <ul><li>Movies </li></ul><ul><li>Books/Blogs/Scholarly papers </li></ul><ul><li>Videos/Images </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul>
  5. 5. Advanced Search <ul><li>All, none, or exact phrase </li></ul><ul><li>Certain language </li></ul><ul><li>Recently updated </li></ul><ul><li>Block &quot;adult&quot; material </li></ul>
  6. 6. Advanced Search (Continued) <ul><li>To get synonyms, use “~” </li></ul><ul><li>To search for two things, use “OR” </li></ul><ul><li>To search within a website, use “word site:domain” </li></ul><ul><li>Want something for a certain price? Put: DVD Player $50..&100 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Specialized Search <ul><li>Google US Government </li></ul><ul><li>Google Linux & BSD </li></ul><ul><li>Google Macintosh & Microsoft </li></ul><ul><li>Public Service Search </li></ul><ul><li>University Search </li></ul>
  8. 8. Other Cool Features <ul><li>Alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Finances </li></ul><ul><li>Froogle </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Phonebook </li></ul>
  9. 9. Even More Features <ul><li>Travel info (place airport) (flight) </li></ul><ul><li>Spell checker </li></ul><ul><li>Calculator </li></ul><ul><li>Stock quotes (ticker symbol) </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper headlines </li></ul>
  10. 10. Explore and Innovate <ul><li>Download API’s & open sources </li></ul><ul><li>Co-op - help improve Google </li></ul><ul><li>Labs - look at new ideas, then give feedback </li></ul>
  11. 11. Communicate, Show, and Share <ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Gmail </li></ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Picasa </li></ul><ul><li>Talk/Translate </li></ul>
  12. 12. Go Mobile <ul><li>Maps for Mobile - get maps and directions by phone </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile - use Google by phone </li></ul><ul><li>SMS - use texts for faster info </li></ul>
  13. 13. Seek and You Shall Find <ul><li>For more information, just visit www.google.com and click on the “about google” link </li></ul>

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