“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” (Carl Rogers)

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Power Searching with Google

I'm taking this excellent Google course that helps us to use Google to full advantage - learning how google works to become a better searcher. The course is broken up into six different classes, each with a set of lessons which begin with a short video. There are also activities to practice and test understanding. Being able to find knowledge more efficiently, saving time on every activity that we do (online - although note that some of this doesn't apply on tablets)... for instance, I've just done lesson two in class one and I had NO IDEA that it is possible to filter images by colour (sic) - white background is of course very useful for repurposing images. Colour also implies context - so using the 'black and white' filter will return mainly old photos or diagrams (which usually have white backgrounds). File under REALLY useful!

Sign up to the course here: http://www.google.com/insidesearch/landing/powersearching.html

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