Thursday, March 31, 2011

Refining Google searches for file type

Navigating Google can be a bit overwhelming, at times like fishing for a minnow in the ocean.

You can refine your searches with this formula: (topic) then filetype:

Example: I searched for Shakespeare filetype: swf ... because I wanted an interactive flash video to show my students. I found this very cool animated, interactive site about the Globe Theater.

You can do the same thing for most file types.

Happy searching!

2 comments:

  1. Where do you all these wonderful ideas?

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  2. i'm considering changing the blog title to "chronicles of a mammano disciple."

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