Lets face it, Google is helpful. I sometimes ponder about life before Google, about those arguments with friends that used to last days or those pub quizzes where only the geography buff knew the capital of Indonesia. Google is something familiar, a way of life (of sorts) and having great search skills can really open you up to a universe of useful and useless information.
Here are some things you might not have known Google can do.
1. Google is a translator
2. Google is a currency converter
3. Google is a calculator
4. Google is a Weight converter
5. Google is a timer
Did you know there is a hidden game inside Google called “ZERG RUSH”?
Search Zerg rush in Google to start a hidden game, quickly click the incoming 0’s to kill them before they destroy your search results.
Google will also tell you what time sunrise is at!
So there you have it, some things to explore in your next searches. Remember, there is a universe of information out there and your search engine is your vehicle. Learning how to correctly search and developing your search skills will greatly increase your chances of finding the information you want.
Digital media manager
Get online week is an annual digital empowerment campaign that promotes the use of digital technologies and learning digital skills. Having even basic digital skills will afford you a world of opportunity and the ability to become self sufficient in your learning. With so many great resources online, it is important to be aware of technologies that exist and how to access them.
“Every nine jobs out of ten today presumes digital skills of one standard or another” – Pat Rabbitte
At NCU Training, we know the importance of Digital skills. Over the past few years we have been offering free Digital skills training so people can get online and start using technology to their advantage. We are all about digital empowerment and we have helped over 2100 people get online and start gaining Digital skills in the past two years alone.
If you are interested in taking a free Digital skills course with us you can call 01-8479463 to book a place.
Some of the course topics include:
- Google services (Search, Email, Maps, Drive, YouTube, translate etc..)
- Banking online
- Government services online (motor tax, personal tax, local services etc..)
If you are interested in finding out more about Get Online Week you will find all the details on their website here
More websites worth looking at:
Grand Coalition for Digital jobs
Our free Digital skills course
Vice-President Neelie Kroes says digital literacy and e-skills are the new literacy