Have you ever tried to share a document link and get frustrated it is so long? Or do you want to share a link with a student and you can't because there is no way they can type all the random letters and numbers in the address? Google URL Shortener is your solution to this problem!
For example, to get the image above, this is the location URL
This is the new one with the shortener
Why do I need this?
You can track how many people click on this link, if you are signed into your Google account when you create it. So if you want to see how many students click on a link to a notes page you created and put into Drive, you could track it by making a shortened URL.
If you want to send a form out to the staff and want to send it through email, shorten the URL and it has a nicer appearance when you send it. Also, it can be written down and handed to someone easier than giving them the really long version.
Want more help in using this feature? Just contact me!
Fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, sharing my journey with technology in the classroom