3.2 Video tutorials

Another Google Search feature to explore is Videos. Let’s say you’re looking for a video to send to a friend and that you want to make sure it is short and high quality. You can use the ‘Tools’ tab in Google Videos search to filter your results. There are ‘Short’, ‘Medium’ and ‘Long’ options for duration and ‘High’ or ‘Any’ for the quality. You can also select a publish date by clicking on the ‘Any time’ filter.

If you are not sure how to do something, there is often a tutorial available online to explain it. Company instructions for products can usually be found as well as tutorials made by other people. You can look for tutorials by searching for what you want to do using Google.

Here are some interesting videos you can find by doing a simple search:

Finding solutions to everyday problems

If your kettle needs a plug change, type ‘change electrical plug’ into Google’s search box. You might have to narrow this down to ‘UK’ as plugs differ in other parts of the world. One of the videos we found is ‘How to wire a plug’.

Finding tutorials

If you would like to learn about sign language, type ‘British Sign Language’ in the search box. A search for ‘sign language’ could return American or other sign languages. We found a video called ‘Learn basic greetings in British Sign Language (BSL)’ [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , produced by Exeter Deaf Academy.

Tutorials on YouTube