Monday, August 25, 2008

Google Tip and Creative Commons

Yes, it is the night before the first day of workshop and I am doing SCHOOLWORK!!

I had two things I thought I would share with you:

1 - I was doing work that required looking up a lot of vocabulary words and I figured out midway through the search that it was really easy to use google for this task. If you put define:word in the google search line, it gives you 4 or 5 different online definitions. I found it much easier than going to (which is what I normally use) and not always liking the definition. This way you have a few definitions to choose from.

2 - I was making a powerpoint that required a lot of pictures and decided that I would give the whole creative commons thing a try. Normally I would just go to google images and look for pictures that work. In an effort to model fair use...I went to flickr and search through their creative commons pictures. I am going to be was much more difficult! It required a lot more digging for the perfect picture.


Karen said...

There are so many tips like that for Google -- keep sharing if you discover more!

And "way to go" modeling responsible use. Kind of eases your mind, too, don't you think?

As for the yearbook pics . . . um . . . wow. :)

Emily Beltz said...

Another cool thing about Google is that you can actually search for completed powerpoints that others have on the web. You could search for your topic, and maybe save yourself a bunch of time by using a ppt that another already created! If you visit the advanced search feature, and change out the file type, you should be able to find what you're looking for.