2 Minute Video: To start, click here or on the above image.
This video is a basic introduction on how to search the Internet.
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This is such a creative teaching method! The video above tells a short story on how Internet searches work and how to use them effectively. I highly recommend a quick view by all.
Do you use Wikipedia? I use it daily.
What is Wikipedia
Although it has been around since 2001, it wasn’t until about a year or two ago that it unintentionally became a new way of searching for me. Wikipedia typically has the best description and details about WHATEVER you are looking for. Rather than search the Internet in general, a typical search for me often includes the word “wiki”.
Wikipedia is user contributed content. I find it often offers the best answers in a format and consistency I prefer.
Or, Google, “wiki rome”. Wikipedia’s full of details for all information concerning the city. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rome)
Or, try “wiki miracle fruit” for an interesting bit of information I learned the other day.
Rather than wade through unknown sites for information, try adding wiki in your search to see if you can quickly get exactly what you’re looking for.
Instantly listen to music online:
For example: +lyrics said it’s too late … will quickly find One Republic’s – Apologize.http://tinyurl.com/6rre24
www.flickr.com is an awesome, worldwide photo album. They’ve been around a while, but so many still don’t know about them. Flickr is great for storing your own photos, (share with everyone or just your private group) or browse by category. Load the page and type in any city, item, or subject in general. Millions of photos, instantly.
www.flickrvision.com takes it to the next level. Load the page and watch recently uploaded pictures and their physical location on Earth scroll on your screen. Neat.
http://www.piclens.com/ offers a really neat, 3D approach to viewing photos online. A great add-on!
Although these sites can be just plain fun, you can also use them for seeing a city before traveling there, or to look for print material ideas.