It’s always fascinating to see how different people approach teaching while I’m observing others in action. Even though I’m a huge admirer of big-picture thinking, I’ve found that many of my biggest “ah-ha” moments have come from seeing someone else saving time. In my opinion, hacks are the best. Hacks are something I keep in a special place in my house. I take advantage of the time and convenience they provide whenever possible.
So it’s no surprise to me that other instructors feel the same way. There is a scarcity of mental resources. Making our lives easier is everyone’s responsibility. My goal now is to spread the wealth around. For the sake of saving you time and making your life easier, I’ve selected seven of my favourite basic yet effective Google hacks. A special bonus hack awaits those who make it to the end! One of my personal favourites may have made it to the end.
It Has The Ability To Read Images.
You’re looking for something specific, yet you’re lacking in descriptive keywords. This is one of the most useful and entertaining Google tidbits. In order to perform a “reverse image search” at images.google.com, you first need to click the camera icon and then submit an image. In the first place, be sure you’re okay with your images being shared online.
This Is an Arcade From The 1980s!
In May 2010, Google released a fun in-browser version of the popular PAC-MAN game to commemorate the game’s 30th anniversary. It is now using its homepage for amusing Google tricks when honouring other famous birthdays and holidays, too. Things that Google Home does better than Alexa include the following.
It’s Capable Of Barrel Rolls!
If you Google “perform a barrel roll” and then click “search,” your browser’s window will spin around in a circle. To dodge enemy fire, an extraterrestrial fighter pilot named Peppy encourages your character to perform this manoeuvre in the Nintendo Star Fox series. By entering “z or r twice” in regard to the controller buttons, you can achieve the same fun Google tricks effect.
It Is Not A Fan Of Being Left Alone!
Google’s index contains hundreds of billions of pages, so it probably can’t handle being alone very well. In the search box, write in “the loneliest number,” and Google will display you a calculated number, which is exactly the same as the number of unicorn horns.
It Is Aware Of The Purpose Of Its Existence!
Google’s answer to “answer to life, the cosmos, and everything” is 42. As in Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the search results imply that the number in question is in reality the key to life. If it understands the purpose of life, then it knows a great deal more than we ever will.
When It Comes To Details, It’s A Stickler.
Remember when you were little and you heard the phrase “once in a blue moon?” Google, on the other hand, disagrees. There is a very particular frequency associated with that phrase: 1.16699016 10-8 hertz. As a nod to the fact that there are blue moons every 2,71 years, the phrase was coined.
It Makes An Effort To Alleviate Your Distress!
This notice on Chrome: “Cannot establish a network connection” is the most upsetting of all. Fortunately, Google understands your plight and allows you to vent. In order to activate the dinosaur’s game mode, you simply press the space bar on your keyboard. If you can manage it before remembering you have things to do, have as much pleasure as possible.
It May Test Your Resolve.
Want to take a break from the action? Simply look for “Atari Breakout” in Google pictures. In this game, pictures are turned into bricks, which you break by dragging the bottom bar across the screen. The fight is on!