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• Curriculum Director @ Montana Digital Academy• High School Teacher• Professional Development Guy• Doctoral Student @ the University of Montana• Blogging: http://www.techsavvyteacher.com• Shameless Self-Promotion: http://www.neiffer.com• Tweeting: @techsavvyteach
• Less is more; using a single set of integrated tools over a diverse set of tools• Adopt the Foo one step at a time; don’t adopt everything at once!• Adopt tools with a purpose, not a tool for tool’s sake• Pick one tool today to try; then come back to the presentation later and try more!
Tool Dossier Google Search• Google’s core project… and the inspiration for the popular culture lexicon: “I just Googled you…”• Market’s dominate search engine• The vast majority is simple search without using the most powerful aspects of the search engine
Tool Dossier Gmail• Free• First email service to provide massive storage; over 7gb of space for each account today• Even better as part of the Google Apps for your domain• You can use Gmail as an email client for other email addresses (link in presentation notes)
Tool Dossier Google Documents• Free• Built around collaboration and public sharing• New versions rolling out this fall; even more functional• For online teachers: Google Documents is a wonderful content repository!
Tool Dossier Google Voice• Free service• Local numbers available across the United State (although not necessarily in your local prefix)• Forward to one or more numbers• Voicemails sent to email• Voicemail transcription• Can be used with some call carriers for free long distance calling (see presentation notes)