Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Google URL Shortener

Some of the greatest learning materials are now available online. Websites can be long and complicated for students to type or remember. One way to help with this is to use a URL Shortener.

Google has a URL Shortener: https://goo.gl/

With the Google version your shortened URLs are saved and can be used over and over again. It is quick and simple.

Create a shortened URL
  1. Visit the Google URL shortener site at goo.gl.
  2. If you aren’t signed in, click the Sign in button in the top right corner.
  3. Write or paste your URL in the Paste your long URL here box.
  4. Click Shorten URL.

goo.gl URL Shortener also has a Chrome Extension. The Extension shortens the URL of the webpage you are currently on. It is quick and convenient. In the extension settings you can also grant access to add the shortcut to your goo.gl dashboard.  The Chrome Extension also generates a QR code. QR codes are another quick and easy way to help our kids get to the correct website, but that is for another blog post :).

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