Monday, January 28, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Google can be a great search tool...if you know how to use it correctly. The tips below were taken from a handout that Google created and posted on their Librarian Central teaching tool website. Want a complete copy? Come into the library for more tips!
define: Find Meanings
What it does: defines a word or phrase
What to type: define: plethora
What you'll get: links to definitions of the word "plethora"
site: Site Specific
What it does: searches only particular websites
What to type: global warming site:edu
What you'll get: references to "global warming" found on .edu websites
link: Linked Pages
What it does: searches for webpages that link to a particular website
What to type: link:www.umich.edu
What you'll get: websites that link to the University of Michigan website
1+1: Math Answers (My favorite!)
What it does: basic calculator functions
What to type: 4+7, 30% of 55, 20^2, sqrt(4), etc.
What you'll get: the answer
cm in foot: Conversions
What it does: converts units of measure
What to type: cm in foot, 28C in F, $ in pound, days in fortnight, miles in league, mph in speed of light, etc.
What you'll get: the converted answer
*NEW UPDATE TO GOOGLE*
You can now get your flight status by typing in the name of the airline and flight number (e.g., American 123, ua226) into the search box, and Google will return the most up-to-date information from FlightStats.com.
Images taken from Google
Thursday, January 17, 2008
What it does: searches for an exact phrase
What to type: “one small step for man”
What you’ll get: results that include the exact phrase “one small step for man”
What it does: excludes search results with a particular word or phrase
What to type: bass -fishing
What you’ll get: results about bass that are ot related to fishing
What it does: searches for a word and all its synonyms
What to type: ~mobile phone
What you’ll get: results with the word “phone,”as well as “cell,” “cellular,” “wireless,” etc.
What to type: “vacation” “London” OR “Paris”
What you’ll get: results with the word vacation and either London or Paris
What it does: searches for a range of numbers
What to type: Willie Mays 1950…1960
What you’ll get: results about Willie Mays during this time period
Images taken from Google
Friday, January 11, 2008
Why are we talking about podcasting? Next semester in Mr. Stein's Participation in Government class, groups of students will have the opportunity to produce their very own video podcasts for a project on activism. Each group will research a non-profit activist group, produce a public service announcement, create a video podcast, and present it to their peers. Mr. Patten's class has also produced their own audio podcasts for the "Pirates Presidential Campaign" and you can check them out on his website.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Photo taken from the faculty directory at the University of Washington Information School