Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier
Make your classroom more E-fficient!
Shortening a Lengthy URL
Use Google to Convert Measurements
Another ease of use is the ability to convert units of measurement or distance using Google. This can be done easily in a Google Search Bar. For example, if I want to search how many yards are in 36 feet, I would simply type "36 feet to yards" in my search box. Google will do the conversion for you faster than a Jimmy John's delivery! The measurement calculator also appears if you have more than one conversion.
Easily Find the Definition of a Word
If you're ever unsure of a word, or it's pronunciation, using Google to determine a meaning is incredibly easy. In the search bar, simply type, "define: ________" and the word, followed by its definition will appear. Also included is its word origin, pronunciation audio, and the coolest feature, a "use graph." This shows you how much the word has been used in print over the years as a line graph. A neat thing to view if you're ever curious about the etymology or frequency of a word!