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Google Search

Assignment Instructions Chapters 1 & 2 Google Docs


Learning Outcomes:
a.

Investigate, research, and apply a variety of digital media and software as a tool
to enhance efficiency CIS-CC 1.6.

Paste or type your results below each question and upload under the assignment
link. Use Open Office or Microsoft Word to do this assignment since Google docs
will not do a print screen.

Assignment

Pts.

True or False: Google assumes that if you search for dogs cats
that you are searching for dogs and cats?
True

1 pts

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Do a search for all non-singer meanings for the word bass.
Exclude fish, guitar, drum, and beer. Use the proper symbol
operators. Type your search string below: Bass fish guitar shoe
drum beer

2 pts

Define Automatic Word stemming? Automatic word stemming is a


feature that enables google to search for all possible word variations.

What does an asterisk mean when searching on a computer? An


asterisk indicates a wildcard search. Google does not support this.
What is a stop word? How can you get Google to recognize a
stop word? A stop word is considered a common word such as the are
where You can tell Google that it must include these words

2 pts

Module 1 Assignment #4 Search

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Do a search for a government file extension mentioned on page


12 and 13 of your Google Apps book. (*.gov) Go to donotcall.gov
and register your phone number so that advertisers will not call
you. Do a print screen that it is verified.

2pts.

Facts about what DO NOT CALL registry will or will not do.
http://www.komando.com/tips/12146/3-things-you-need-to-knowabout-the-do-not-call-registry/4
Go into Advanced search and Preferences and set a strict
Safe search setting and do a print screen. Explain what
this does.

2 pts.

This filters out adult content

Module 1 Assignment #4 Search

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Googles image search is especially useful when searching


for a particular size. If you want an image for the web,
you would like to keep the images small. But if you want
an image for a presentation or for print where you want to
display it in a nice resolution, you will want a large image.
Do a Google Advanced search for a small image of
anything of your choice in either a .jpg or .png and in
Black and White. Do a print screen of your results.

2 pts

Module 1 Assignment #4 Search

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Go to www.google.com/alerts/ and create an alert for something


that you would like to follow. You could follow a news event, a
hobby you are interested in, a movie star, a sport or team you are
interested it or the stock market. Have them sent it to your Gmail as often as you like. Do a print screen of this alert page that
you create.

2 pts

You must not trust all of the writings on the internet.


Your college professors may accept research only from
certified sources or scholars. Go to scholar.google.com
and do an advanced search for any articles written by the
scholar Ronald B. Adler. What is his field of study and
what are some of his philosophies?
Ronald B. Adler is a scholar of Communication

1 pts

Module 1 Assignment #4 Search

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Do an advanced search for a book of your choice at


books.google.com. Can you review the book? What is
it rated? I chose Stephen Kings book The Stand it is
reviewable and its rated 4 stars
Print screen of your result.

2 pts

Find a current news article at news.google.com

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2 pts

Module 1 Assignment #4 Search


Do a Google search asking What is defenestrate? Click on
the defenestrate link in the statistics bar to get a full
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definition. Tell me what it is. Defenestrate means to
remove someone from a position of power
Do some math in the Google search bar. Answer the
following:
How many feet equal a meter? 3.28084
12 How many teaspoons are in a tablespoon? 3
What is the current value in euros of $100? 91.77
What is 75 degrees in Celsius? 23.8889
Convert 500 miles to kilometers. 804.672
Suppose you need to work in a group to do a school project and you need a
discussion board area to discuss things. Go to groups.google.com
and click on the Home in the sidebar. Browse all topics
and subtopics and find a topic that interests you. Give me
the link to the group that interests you.
13 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/hockey-forums

Go to this link http://www.google.com/mobile/goggles/#text learn about


Google Goggles. This may be something that you would
enjoy. Discuss the value of this app to you. Would you
14 use it?
I dont this would benefit me too much and there may be
some concerns with using these in public places, I most
likely would not use them

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1 pts

2 pts

2 pts.

2 pts.

Module 1 Assignment #4 Search


You will make a blog posting about Search Engines. We
will be creating a blog where you will post samples of
your work. Make sure that you cite where you get your
information. Use links to other web pages. You can add
videos, pictures or other information about other search
engines if you like. You can discuss what you like or
dislike about the search engines or something that you
may have learned. Do your blog posting after you examine
all three search engines of Google, Bing and
15 WolframAlpha. Then put the link to your blog here.

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5 pts.

Jeffhayes13.blogspot.com Please let me know if you can get to my blog from this
link

Total

30 pts