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1 Google Can Do That? Not Your Typical Search Engine “The Computer as an Educational Tool: Productivity and Problem Solving” ©Richard C. Forcier and Don E. Descy

2 Many Ways to Search BasicBasic AdvancedAdvanced SpecializedSpecialized

3 Basic Search Choosing search termsChoosing search terms Word variationsWord variations Phrase searchesPhrase searches I'm Feeling LuckyI'm Feeling Lucky

4 What Can I Search For? MoviesMovies Books/Blogs/Scholarly papersBooks/Blogs/Scholarly papers Videos/ImagesVideos/Images BusinessesBusinesses MapsMaps NewsNews

5 Advanced Search All, none, or exact phraseAll, none, or exact phrase Certain languageCertain language Recently updatedRecently updated Block "adult" materialBlock "adult" material

6 Advanced Search (Continued) To get synonyms, use “~”To get synonyms, use “~” To search for two things, use “OR”To search for two things, use “OR” To search within a website, use “word site:domain”To search within a website, use “word site:domain” Want something for a certain price? Put: DVD Player $50..&100Want something for a certain price? Put: DVD Player $50..&100

7 Specialized Search Google US GovernmentGoogle US Government Google Linux & BSDGoogle Linux & BSD Google Macintosh & MicrosoftGoogle Macintosh & Microsoft Public Service SearchPublic Service SearchPublic Service SearchPublic Service Search University SearchUniversity SearchUniversity SearchUniversity Search

8 Other Cool Features AlertsAlerts FinancesFinances FroogleFroogle Q&AQ&A WeatherWeather PhonebookPhonebook

9 Even More Features Travel info (place airport) (flight)Travel info (place airport) (flight) Spell checkerSpell checker CalculatorCalculator Stock quotes (ticker symbol)Stock quotes (ticker symbol) Newspaper headlinesNewspaper headlines

10 Explore and Innovate Download API’s & open sourcesDownload API’s & open sources Co-op - help improve GoogleCo-op - help improve Google Labs - look at new ideas, then give feedbackLabs - look at new ideas, then give feedback

11 Communicate, Show, and Share CalendarCalendar GmailGmail GroupsGroups PicasaPicasa Talk/TranslateTalk/Translate

12 Go Mobile Maps for Mobile - get maps and directions by phoneMaps for Mobile - get maps and directions by phone Mobile - use Google by phoneMobile - use Google by phone SMS - use texts for faster infoSMS - use texts for faster info

13 Seek and You Shall Find For more information, just visit and click on the “about google” linkFor more information, just visit and click on the “about google” link


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