Google Tools: Sharing, Showing and Collaborating

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Presentation slides developed for the College of DuPage Library SOS Workshop series. Google Tools: Sharing, Showing and Collaborating. Learn how to use several of Google's free online tools and applications to write papers on the go, work on group projects from a distance, collect information from the internet automatically, and much more. You will set up a Google account, set up a public calendar, draft a document and collaborate, and collect content from blogs and online new services. Familiarity and comfort with computers and the internet required.

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Google Tools: Sharing, Showing and Collaborating

  1. 1. Google's not just for searching anymore COD Library SOS Workshop Jenn Kelley, Reference Librarian
  2. 2.    Get started with Google <ul><ul><li>Create a Google account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose your tool </li></ul></ul>It's just that easy to get started!
  3. 3.    Google Docs <ul><ul><li>Replacement/substitute for Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work online or off </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work collaboratively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publish documents online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share documents via email </li></ul></ul>go to Google Docs
  4. 5. Google Docs works like other Word Processing programs go to Google Docs
  5. 6.    Google Calendar <ul><ul><li>Make a public calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share calendars with other Gcal users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add public calendars (weather, team schedules, events) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Gcal to send invitations for scheduled events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sync you Google Calendar with Outlook & vice versa </li></ul></ul>Go to GCal
  6. 7. Google Calendar has easy to use features <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  7. 8. Schedule events for yourself or for groups <ul><li>  </li></ul>Go to GCal
  8. 9.    Google Reader <ul><ul><li>An easy to use feed aggregator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe to blogs, podcasts,  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>videos: any content with an RSS  </li></ul><ul><li>feed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize your subscriptions  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>easily </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share items with friends and colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Go to Google Reader
  9. 10. Google Reader Collects Everything You Want to Keep Track of in One Place <ul><li>  </li></ul>Go to Google Reader
  10. 11. Bonus Tool: iGoogle <ul><li>When you are signed in, iGoogle can be your homepage, your repository for all Google tools, and a collection of fun widgets.  You can also easily customize the page and make it your own. </li></ul>
  11. 13.    Google Tools Resources <ul><ul><li>7 Things You Should Know about Google Apps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Useful Google Tools You've Never Heard Of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting Started with Google Docs (tutorial) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Reader in Plain English (video)  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs in Plain English (video)  </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. Thank you! <ul><li>Please take a moment to fill out the online evaluation for this workshop at: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cod.edu/library/services/evaluations/sos.html </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop Name:  Google Tools Librarian Name:     Jennifer Kelley Workshop Date:    10/23/08  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>For extra credit, please complete the assignment at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://tinyurl.com/soscredit </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks again-- we appreciate your feedback! </li></ul>

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