Searching for images on the internet is easy - but did you know that you can drag and drop images to your desktop OR Google Docs with ONE CLICK? Yep...life just got better!
1. First, open Chrome and type what you're searching for in the omnibox. For this example, I'll search for puppy.
2. Once the results populate, click over to Images.
3. Make sure your browsing window is minimized enough so that you can also see the desktop menu.
4. Find an image that you'd like to save, then click and drag it to the desktop! That's all there is to it! This trick will also work within other picture libraries like Pixabay!
You can use this same trick to drag images from a search directly into a Google Doc, Slides, or Drawing!
Have your Slides presentation open in one tab and an image search in another. Then, click and drag the image up to the tab that holds the Slides presentation.
The tab should automatically switch over and you can drop the image directly onto the slide!
PLEASE REMEMBER: It is our job to teach students the importance of respecting copyright laws. Also, students need to understand that MOST IMAGES FROM AN INITIAL GOOGLE SEARCH ARE NOT FREE TO USE!
If you, or a student, plan to publish an image in a document or presentation found from a Google search, you'll need to drill down the search to filter for copyright safe images FIRST. To do this, click on Tools > Usage Rights > Labeled for reuse with modification. Afterwards, while attribution may be required on some of the images, the results will be free for use by students and teachers!