Eric A. Silva
30 Things You Didn’t Know Google Could Do!
Things You Didn't Know Google Could Do!

30 Things You Didn’t Know Google Could Do!

Notes based off of Andreas Johansson‘s ISTE presentation “30 Things You Didn’t Know Google Could Do!” Video of his presentation is available at: http://youtu.be/FU5VnJt7tRY


  1. Movie Showtimes: “movie title [zip code]” (EX. “The Internship 78251”)
  2. City Population: “San Antonio population”
  3. Facts about people: “Davy Crockett Death”
  4. Facts: “Mount Everest height”
  5. Sports: “San Antonio Spurs”
  6. Weather: “weather San Antonio TX”
  7. Sunrise: “sunrise San Antonio”
  8. Local time: “time”
  9. Foreign time: “time Sweden”
  10. Dates of holidays: “2013 Christmas eve”
  11. Calculate: “5+2” OR search Calculator
  12. Convert: “5280 feet into meters”
  13. Stocks: “GOOG”
  14. Define: “define polyglot”
  15. Translate: “translate the dog ate my homework into spanish”
  16. Food: “barbecue restaurant San Antonio Riverwalk”
  17. Drive time: “Akron OH to Chicago IL”
  18. Remove results: “Spurs -basketball”
  19. Search within a website: “population statistics site:usa.gov”
  20. Phrases: “phrases close your eyes and I’ll kiss you”
  21. Filetype: “hand washing filetype:pdf”
  22. Reading level: Search Tools, Reading Level
  23. Related: “related:abcnews.com”
  24. Google Trends: Real Time (google.com/trends/)
  25. Public Data Explorer: (google.com/publicdata/directory)
  26. Search by image
  27. Google Voice (voice.google.com)
  28. Google Translate (translate.google.com)
  29. Google Alerts (google.com/alerts)
  30. Chrome:
    • Pin Tabs
    • CTRL + SHIFT + T: Opens recently closed tab
    • CTRL + SHIFT + N: Open new window in incognito mode.
    • CTRL + 1 through CTRL+8: Switches to the tab at the specified position.
    • CTRL+Tab or CTRL+PgDown: Switches to next tab.
    • CTRL+Shift+Tab or CTRL+PgUp: Switches to previous tab.

Eric Silva

Eric is an Instructional Designer at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and a Graduate Student at Boise State University. Learn more about me.

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