I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family.
I'm sure at some point during the day, you find yourself thinking, "l'll Google that!". Today I want to feature 4 Google Search Operators (there are many more) that teachers and students can use to get more accurate search results.
1. Use "quotation marks" to find exact phrases and include all words.
Example: "factor tree" This search will guarantee that all of your results include both words so your results will not have webpages about trees that grow.
2. Find similar sites. Use the words related:website
Google will give you websites that are similar to teacherspayteachers.com
3. Find specific file types. Add the words filetype:(pdf, docx, jpg, etc)
This is helpful for finding presentations and worksheets
Example: proper nouns filetype:docx
4. Search for results in a certain webpage. Use site:webaddress
Example: Lincoln site:whitehouse.gov
This will find all about president Lincoln on the White House website. This is helpful if a website does not have a search bar or if you want students to use a particular site.
I hope that one of these Google search tricks helps you at school or even at home!
Until next week,
~The IT Persin, Carol
About the "IT Persin"
Carol has her degree from Duquesne University in elementary education (K-6) and the Instructional Technology Specialist certificate. She has 4 years of teaching experience K-8 & 1 year of computer para experience. Carol is currently the Technology Integration Specialist for Keystone Oaks School District in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been married 5 years to her loving husband and they have a retired racing Greyhound, Henry.
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