#1minuteCPD · Digital participation · Google · ICT proficiency · Information literacy · Search Engine · Searching Skills

#652 Google search tips

Most of us use Google every day as part of our web searches and research. Many of us have only scratched the surface of the search engine’s capability. Here we will look at possibly the first in a series of Google search tips/hacks to make your searching more efficient and refined. There are many useful… Continue reading #652 Google search tips

Google · Social Media · Virtual Reality

#536 Can’t take your students on a field trip? Bring the field trip to them

Google VR tours is a really easy and accessible way to bring a VR experience into your classroom. It utilises Google street view to help you to bring locations to life. There are a number of different templates you can explore to get a sense of what you can do with this interesting tool. In… Continue reading #536 Can’t take your students on a field trip? Bring the field trip to them

AI Technology · Android · Digital innovation · Digital research and scholarship · Google · Information literacy

#507 Google Lens: Search what you see

Google Lens is an AI-powered technology that uses your smartphone camera and deep machine learning to search what you see…and it’s really cool. You can use Google Lens (either through the app, Google Assistant or Google Photos) to identify objects in images and then return a Google search based on that image. It can read text,… Continue reading #507 Google Lens: Search what you see

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#466 Google Keep

Google Keep is an amazing little app to organise your thoughts. It has all the features of a notes app but it also has some interesting tools to make note keeping even easier: Record a voice memo and Keep will transcribe it Add drawings to annotate images Create a to-do list with tasks to tick… Continue reading #466 Google Keep

Curation · Digital research and scholarship · Google

#419 Keep on top of new research with Google Alerts

One of the really cool things you can do with Google and Google Scholar is to set up alerts. You can do this by using an existing Google search or by setting on up from scratch. Google will then email you with with new journal articles or news reports that match your search, pretty nifty… Continue reading #419 Keep on top of new research with Google Alerts

Curation · Digital research and scholarship · Google · Information, data and media literacy (critical use) · Timesavers · Top tip

#417 Easy citations with Google Scholar

If you have not come across the cite option in Google Scholar yet, then you are in for a treat! This nifty feature takes all the pain away from building your bibliography, and if you are using an external reference library like EndNote (and I highly recommend that you are!), then it makes citations and… Continue reading #417 Easy citations with Google Scholar

Bing · Digital research and scholarship · Google · ICT proficiency · Internet Explorer

#277 Change your default search on IE from Bing to Google

If you are an Internet Explorer (IE) user and you prefer using Google to Bing, then here is a quick and easy way to change your default search engine on IE11. Watch how to here… Featured image: “search” by Pleuntje is licenced under CC BY-SA 2.0

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#259 Email: Drag and drop attachments

By request! In the office the other day and someone said they’d recently discovered that you can drag and drop attachments in to most email clients. Yes you can! So here’s a couple of examples using Outlook, Gmail and iCloud Featured image by Pixabay licenced under CC0