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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 …

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

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