Tag Archives: Google

Track Santa and Countdown to Christmas

6 Dec

I just caught this today, but this Google site is perfect for your kids to visit and countdown to Christmas. Each day a new activity is added to the site and then on Christmas Eve you can track Santa as he approaches your area. Explore learn and play online with Santa’s elves all December long with Google’s Santa Tracker.

https://santatracker.google.com/

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Searching Safely On the Web

4 Mar

Are you worried about your kids searching online? A new site called Kiddle gives kids and parents safe search options. These are safe, trusted sites that are not written specifically for kids, but have content written in a simple way, easy for kids to understand. Handpicked and checked by Kiddle editors by safe search results from Google. Kids can search for web, images, news and video content.

http://www.kiddle.co/

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138 Tips To Do More With Google

22 Oct

Google recently published 138 tips to use Android, Chrome, Gmail, Maps, Play, YouTube, Chromecast, Drive, Translate, Docs, Wallet, Hangout and Classroom better. The site features videos, tutorials and diagrams to inform you on the best practices of using their products. You can sort by product or how you learn. If you are Google fan like I am, then you should check out this site to learn something new or just strengthen your skills.

https://get.google.com/tips/

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The Wonders Of Google Translate App

10 Sep

I read about how the Google Translate App is now using Word Lens a few months ago – it’s where you hold up the app to text and it will automatically translate it to another language on the fly. However the other day, I actually saw the app used in front of my eyes and now I am a believer.

The experiment with the Google Translate App we attempted first was on a magazine – we did English to Spanish. The app had a few issues because the lighting needed to be just right to translate. The app also could only pick up specific text on the cover, however it worked 80% of the time. The real test was when I took the app outside and used it on a street sign – it worked exceptionally well translating!

Download the Google Translate App for Android and Apple; discover the wonders of the app for yourself!

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Bing Versus Google

30 Jul

Right now Bing is 20% of what people use to search online. So have you tried using it to search? The other day I stumbled upon Bing It On which compares Bing and Google’s search results side-by-side. The site asks you to enter in a search term, review the search results, pick one you like and then tells you which one’s results you preferred.

http://www.bingiton.com/

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Google Maps See Inside View

2 Oct

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Did you know that Google Maps now gives you the inside view of a location? Not all areas will give you the opportunity to “see inside” however more and more locations are being added.

Steps:
1. Do a search for a location
2. Look for “See Inside”
3. Click a view

http://maps.google.com

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Google Hangouts

6 Aug

What are Google Hangouts? How can you use them for your business? school? or just to socialize? Discover in this extraordinary overview and “howto” by Martin Shervington.

Google Hangouts launched in May 2013 to replace Google Talk, Gchat, what used to be called hangouts but were really ‘Google Plus Video Chat’ without the integration, and Google Messenger. Essentially it’s a hybrid between an instant message, email and video conference.

Martin describes, “Hangouts are like a party on the porch front. You are walking by and see people are chatting away on the porch and decide to pop in and say hi.” What do think of them?

http://www.martinshervington.com/google-hangouts-the-ultimate-guide/

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Bing for schools

10 Oct

According to Microsoft’s site, “Bing plans to roll out a special version of its search product for schools that doesn’t include advertising and boosts privacy protections.” Will this increase the use of the struggling search engine? How often do you Bing? What search engine will ever knock Google off the king of the mountain? Apple’s voice command search engine Siri is putting a dent in the industry but is not even close.

http://bing.com

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How Google Hires People

25 Aug

How does Google hire people? According to the Business Insider, “The only thing that works are behavioral interviews where there’s a consistent set of questions that ask people what they did in specific situations. You want people who like figuring out stuff where there is no obvious answer.”

If you are job hunting, you should keep this Google’s hiring mantra in mind. You need to be a problem solver.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-google-hires-people-2013-6#ixzz2ZC30Fi6E

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Google Hot Trends

10 Aug

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Have you tried Google Hot Trends? Get the hottest searches flashed in front of your eyes. You do absolutely nothing but watch as they flash on by and when you see one you like, you click on it. In the bottom left corner, you can select your region. I currently have it set at United States only, but you may want all regions. In the upper left corner you can set how many items you want to see flashing in front your face at a time (by default you see only one).

http://www.google.com/trends/hottrends/visualize

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