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<div><span style="font-size:16px;"><b>How would you like to learn about some cool tricks that you can do in Google? </b></span></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;"><b>These tricks, better known as Google Easter Eggs are a great way to command the attention of your students before beginning a lesson. </b></span></div><div><br></div><div><br></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;"><b>Quest #1-Google Barrel Roll</b></span></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">A fun way to begin a lesson on Search optimization with students is by using the Google Barrel Roll trick. This trick will definitely get their attention and demonstrate the power of Google at the same time.</span></div> www.google.com do a barrel roll - Google Search
<div><span style="font-size:16px;"><b>Quest #2-Google Askew</b></span></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">A great way to visually demonstrate vocabulary is by using this cool search feature. </span></div> www.google.com askew - Google Search
<div><b><span style="font-size:16px;">Congratulations! You've successfully completed your Google Easter Egg hunt! </span></b></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">Type Pacman in the Google Search field to enjoy a fun game and reward yourself with a nice mental break!</span></div><div><br></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;"><b>Quest #3-Google Gravity</b></span></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">Try introducing your next science lesson on gravity with this cool trick. By typing "Google gravity" in the Google search field and then clicking on the link "Google Gravity-Mr. doob", you will immediately </span></div> mrdoob.com
<div><span style="font-size:16px;"><b>Quest #4-Zerg Rush</b></span></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">Type "zerg rush" in the Google search field and observe what happens. </span></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">This is a great way to introduce a history lesson about battles. This cool trick demonstrates an army of Google O's attacking the search results.</span></div> www.google.com zerg rush - Google Search
<div><span style="font-size:16px;"><b>Quest #5- Google Metronome </b></span></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">Type "metronome" in the Google Search field to receive access to a free metronome tool.</span></div><div><br></div> www.google.com metronome - Google Search
<div><span style="font-size:16px;"><b>Quest #6-Once in a blue moon</b></span></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">By typing "once in a blue moon" in the Google search bar, you can demonstrate to students how often a blue moon occurs.</span></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;"><b>Quest #7-Roll a die</b></span></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">Type "Roll a die" in the Google Search field to receive instant access to virtual die. This is useful for probability lessons in math.</span></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;"><b>Quest #8-Google Underwater Search</b></span></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">Google Underwater Search Engine provides you with an amazing underwater view and access to a variety of cool resources to explore.</span></div><div><br></div> elgoog.im Now you can search keywords or images underwater. Google Underwater Search is one of the best April Fool's Day jokes.
<div><span style="font-size:16px;"><b>Quest #9-Set timer</b></span></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">Go to the Google search field and type "set timer" then hit return and use this virtual timer to keep students on task.</span></div><div><br></div> www.google.com Search the world's information, including webpages, images, videos and more. Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you're looking for.
<div><span style="font-size:16px;"><b>Quest #9-flip a coin</b></span></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;">In the Google Search field type "flip a coin" and press enter. Now you have a virtual coin that can be used to teach a math lesson on probability.</span></div> www.google.com flip a coin - Google Search
<div><span style="font-size:16px;"><b>Directions: Begin your Easter egg hunt by hovering over each egg and completing the quest. Once you have completed all 10 quests, your hunt will be complete.</b></span></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;"><b>Created by: Christi Collins</b></span></div><div><span style="font-size:16px;"><b>Thinglink Expert Educator</b></span></div><div><br></div>
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