Click the microphone icon

Wait until you see the word, "Listening"

Speak the word or phrase for your search term/s

Speak Your Search

Google Chrome - Use the Google search engine to search for information by speaking terms aloud. (You need Google Chrome to do this.) Open the Google search page, click on the microphone icon in the search term box, speak the topic you are looking for, and Google fills in the search term, just as if you typed it. Then, Google renders the page for you. In some cases, Google even reads a short definition aloud, and as in the example below, the search may render images of your topic, basic information, and shows similar topics, based on what others have searched for. This is helpful when students are doing research.

This feature can be very helpful with students who have difficulty spelling accurately, those with limited manual dexterity, ESL students, or when anyone wishes to use a quicker way of searching. Google even allows you to search in different languages!

Go to Google Search Engine (

Special Operators

Google will render specific results for searches you do. This helps eliminate sorting through
pages of material that may or may not be useful to your search.

Quick Searches

Quick searches help you find information quickly and easily. You can type the search in the browser omnibox (search box).

Use The Search Tools At The Top Of A Webpage

Use the extra search tools at the top of webpage results to find things such as:

Click, "Search Tools" to show second row of tools

Choose specific time period. Can use the drop down menu to show a calendar to choose specific dates.

Additional Google Search Results

Search Results Page

Image # 2

"Search Results Page" - Google renders search result that helps refine searches. Along with the usual search interface, Google adds links which enable the user to find additional information merely by clicking on links. Additional information includes: images, videos, news, books, places, maps, shopping, and more

In addition, users can limit searches to sites with images, related search topics, translated foreign pages, etc. Users will also find a advanced search and safe search features. By using the "Advanced Search Feature," users can also find webpages with specific words or phrases, languages, file types, usage rights, and more.

Go to "Google Search Engine" and do a search.


"Search Results Page"

Image # 2 - Books: The user has clicked on "Books" in the toolbar, and Google has harvested titles of books on the search topic.

Image # 3 - Images: The user had clicked on "Images," and Google has located images and photos of the search topic. Note that additional choices can be made in the new toolbar that appears. Users can limit searches by size, color, type, and time.

Image # 3

Link To Specific Text On A Webpage

You can link to specific text on a webpage or website. Point students, colleagues, or other users directly to specific sentences or information. Saves time; no need to scroll through the entire page. It also focuses the reader on pertinent information, rather than having him/her scour paragraphs of material.

This is very easy to do, and it also works with multiple paragraphs, not just single lines of text.

See directions, in red text, below each image.

Some Features Of Tabs

Pin Tabs:

Unpin Tabs:

Close Unwanted Tabs:

Close All Other Tabs:

Close Multiple Tabs:

Drag A Group Of Tabs To Another Open Window:

Google Trends

"Google Trends" - Get information about searches people are doing Worldwide. See broad search pattern results by country and city.

Go to "Google Trends"

Google Translate

"Google Translate" - Translate phrases, text, documents, and entire webpages.

Note: The boxes change, depending on what you type. If you type a phrase or word, the translation appears on the right side of the window. If you type a URL, the link appears on the right side of the window, and you click on it to go to the translated page. When a webpage is translated, you can hover over a word or sentence, and Google will translate that word or sentence back to the original language you started with.

Go to "Google Translate"

Entire Webpage Translated

Translate Specific Words or Entire Webpages

While viewing websites/webpages, you can easily translate any word, phrase, or entire webpage from another language to over 100 available languages with Google. No need to leave the webpage. Google will translate the words while you are viewing the website.

For more choices, click the 3 dots in the top,
right of the translated window

You can choose a different language

Find Related Websites Quickly

Find websites related to your search terms, quickly:

Google eBooks

"Google eBooks" - Read books online and access them from any computer or device, anywhere. Google stores your digital books in "the cloud."          

Go to "Google Books"

Go to "Google Bookstore"

Google Play

"Google Play" - Google is a digital store that has software, books, movies, apps, television programs, magazines, and music available for users to purchase, using the Google Play Download Store.

Go to "Google Play"

Search For Topics By Reading Level

It's useful to have the search engine filter search results by reading level, to accommodate the needs of students' reading levels.

Search For Common Core Standards By Topic

You can also search for Common Core Standards when searching for specific topics.

Google Image Search - Cool Feature

"Search By Image" - Google has a feature which allows users to search for images by using other images, rather than typing in text.

Note: You can also drag and drop images from your hard drive directly into the search box.

Go to "Google Search Engine"

Google Custom Search Engine

Sample Custom Search Engine

Topic: American Revolution

Try Searching For The Following Terms:

"Custom Search Engine" - Use this tool to create a customized search engine that only searches the sites you pre-determine for your students. Choose the websites, insert the urls, and know that your students are searching the WEB safely. This is also useful because it cuts down on the number of irrelevant hits the students get, which saves time.

You can:

1. See a sample Custom Search Engine

2. Create your own Custom Search Engine