Google Search for Visual Learners

If you’re a visual learner, Google’s, “Images” search can be a fantastic tool. Particularly if you’re looking to define something of a concept that doesn’t fit into a single word.

For example, a creative writer starts to use the phrase “rocky enclave” but isn’t sure she’s using it correctly. The dictionary only gives her part of the picture:


The words don’t show it to her, and so the writer might go to Google and search for “rocky enclave”:


The 1,5 million results are all websites with words. So she clicks on Images. Now her search comes to life:


Except, she’s not interested in the Buick Enclave. So she tells Google to subtract a term from her results using the minus sign. Here’s what the Image search result for “rocky enclave -car” looks like:


She’s able to see a rocky enclave is not what she pictured, and decides to use “rocky nook” instead.

The Age of the Makers

As we all know, machines are taking over the world. This is said tongue-in-cheek yet with a grain of truth. As we look at the future of jobs, it is clear that anything that can be automated, will be.

Over the last 100 years, the need for factory line workers and those performing repetitive tasks has been on a steady decline.


The growing sectors are those that can’t be accomplished by a robot or software. The service industry–nursing, teaching, fixing things–require hands-on multi-faceted engagement that machines just can’t do.

Creativity, as well, is a prized commodity, one smart parents and teachers are nourishing in modern students. This is particularly true when you consider how easy it is nowadays to take an idea and bring it to life.

Take the Sphero, for example. A modern idea made possible by creativity, 3D-printing technology, and modern manufacturing. The Sphero team was able to pitch their idea to Disney and won the rights to produce a working BB8 toy. They’re making a killing this holiday season.