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Martin Leicht

How Google Interferes With Its Search Algorithms and Changes Your Results - WSJ - 17 views

  • a shift from its founding philosophy of “organizing the world’s information,” to one that is far more active in deciding how that information should appear.
  • Google keeps blacklists to remove certain sites or prevent others from surfacing in certain types of results. These moves are separate from those that block sites as required by U.S. or foreign law,
  • Far from being autonomous computer programs oblivious to outside pressure, Google’s algorithms are subject to regular tinkering from executives and engineers who are trying to deliver relevant search results, while also pleasing a wide variety of powerful interests and driving its parent company’s more than $30 billion in annual profit.
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  • Google made more than 3,200 changes to its algorithms in 2018, up from more than 2,400 in 2017 and from about 500 in 2010
  • testing showed wide discrepancies in how Google handled auto-complete queries and some of what Google calls organic search results
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      Alternatives - Microsoft's BING - DuckDuckGo and Yahoo. check them out when you get time
  • Google said 15% of queries today are for words, or combinations of words, that the company has never seen before, putting more demands on engineers to make sure the algorithms deliver useful results.
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      How do you connect your post/content to future searches? Tagging only gets you so far. Thus, Google "tinkers" with the algorithm to product "the best" results. Interesting & concerning!
  • ALGORITHMS ARE effectively recipes in code form, providing step-by-step instructions for how computers should solve certain problems. They drive not just the internet, but the apps that populate phones and tablets.
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      Yet, we never (almost never) eat the same thing (recipe) twice in a day. We indulge ourselves with comfort food, yes. And we seek out new taste sensations.
Martin Burrett

Cardboard Camera - 22 views

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    "Google has pioneered virtual reality for the masses and has now developed an app to allow users to capture their own VR photo scenes. Transport your pupils to anywhere!"
Cathy McGeowan

Student Quick Guide to Google Classroom - Teacher Tech - 38 views

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    Student Quick Guide to Google Classroom
Martin Burrett

SmartyPins - 30 views

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    "Fun Google Maps powered game where players drop a pin in a location to answer a question."
Glenn Hervieux

Control Alt Achieve: Google Tour Builder for any Subject - 50 views

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    Recorded webinar on Google Tour Builder and examples/resources by Eric Curts
Glenn Hervieux

TCEAmg.org - Google Tour-Builder: Getting Started - 28 views

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    Nice illustrated step by step instructions on how to create a Google Tour by Michael Guhlin (TCEA).
Glenn Hervieux

Springtime Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings - 22 views

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    by Eric Curts
Nigel Coutts

Making the best use of our time with Google Forms - The Learner's Way - 39 views

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    Teachers are a busy lot. We are a profession whose workload seems to be forever on the rise and as much as you do, there is always more to be done, more to be learned, new challenges to be surmounted and exciting new opportunities to be explored. For all of this it is important to make the most efficient use of the tools we have at our disposal. Google Forms can help. 
N Carroll

Impact Learning with Google Classroom - Teacher Tech - 22 views

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    Lots of great, practical examples on how to get started using Google Classroom. Showing how to use it with Non-tech assignments.
Martin Burrett

Motion Stills - 34 views

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    "A superb GIF maker from Google which captures short animations using your camera on your Android or iOS device."
fachdidaktik

Google Docs - 5 Great Features! - YouTube - 33 views

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    Learn how to watch a video in Google Docs and other features
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