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ToolZeit – Google Research Tool

November 9, 2012 8:05 am

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ToolZeit – Google Research Tool

What’s it do?

Google Research Tool is an easy way to add web information and images to your Docs and Slides.

Basic Features

Search the web within your document or presentation for information, images and maps.

Insert into the document with a click and include a citation.

You can limit searches to be limited based on Creative Commons License.

How do you see it being used by an educator or student?

Google Research Tool is another great reason why teachers and students should use Google Drive for their general wordprocessing and presentation needs. The citation format can be changed to the common formats.

How we rate it:

Ease of Use (How easy is it to learn and get started? Navigation is easy or difficult.) – 5

Looks/Aesthetics/Design (How does it look.) – 5

Editing/Customization/Feature set (Can you make it work the way you want it? Use it in different ways or is it totally locked down or very few features )  – 4

Bang for the buck (Is it cost effective? Freenium and Pricing Plans, Education Deals? Trial version available??) – 5

Educational Value (Meets the needs of teachers and/or students in or out of the classroom)  – 5

Overall Rating – 5

Cost – Free


Research Tool

To access the tool:

Select the Research option from the Tools menu.
Use the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + Cmd + I on Mac, Ctrl + Alt + I on PC).
Right-click on a specific word and select Research.

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