Link Shorteners

Link or URL shorteners are handy for web addresses that are long and difficult to remember. Some services even offer customization so that you can log in and create your own, if it's available.

Google used to offer a shortener but it discontinued it; however, you can use or

One tip that I've learned from Free Tech for Teachers (Richard Byrne) is to add a + sign to the end of a in order to see the full URL. This would be helpful before clicking on a link that might lead to malware or compromised site. Read the full tip at