Google Apps in the Classroom


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A collection of Google Applications after my attending the 2008 Google Academy Teachers Session.

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Google Apps in the Classroom

  1. 1. Google Apps in the Classroom Google Teacher Academy New York November 18, 2008 Rita Zeinstejer Rosario, Argentina
  2. 2. Google Apps in the Classroom
  3. 3.  create a customized search experience for your own website.  customize the look and feel of the results to match your site  provide fast and relevant search results  control where Google looks for information about that topic.
  4. 4. The world’s largest search engine Students can use it:  research class topics  find “similar pages”  search for images  search from their cells
  5. 5. The world’s largest search engine Teachers can use it:  translate webpages  search for instructional material in different formats  restrict search in stds’ pc’s > “safe search”
  6. 6. webmail  free accounts  custom email addresses  shared calendars  collaborative websites  shared online documents  safe instant messaging  easy-to-use customizable start page  use your school domain
  7. 7. You can also….  activate chat and camera!  import contacts from Outlook and other accounts!  customize your site, many options  save your chat scripts
  8. 8.  Google Docs Additional Apps  Goggle Video  Google Sites  iGoogle  Google Earth  Google Groups  Google Maps  Google News  Google Alerts  Google Reader  Google Search  Google SketchUp  Knol  Picassa  Google Calendar
  9. 9. Why Google apps…? students can use Google Apps to:  collaborate with classmates using Google Sites  make presentations with Google Docs  keep organized using Google Calendar
  10. 10. Why Google apps…? Teachers can use Google Apps to:  have easy access to their colleagues using Google Talk  sign up for computerlab or library time using a Google Calendar  collect assingments online using Gmail or Google docs
  11. 11.  free online word processor  create, store, share, collaborate on docs  work together online > avoid attachments
  12. 12. Why use Google Docs? Students can:  work on their files from any pc  get instant feedback  publish papers and presentations to an authentic audience
  13. 13. Why use Google Docs? Teachers can:  provide timely feedback to stds at any point  collaborate with colleagues (material/assessment)  publish handouts for stds and parents
  14. 14.  most comprehensive on the Web  contains millions of videos indexed and available for viewing  view a video while searching for more
  15. 15.  create course website quickly  include subordinate pages to each unit  share documents, videos, calendars, charts and other information  all in one place  offers control over who has access
  16. 16. Students can use Google Sites to:  manage a to-do list for their assignments  create a personal portfolio of their work  collaborate and share ideas for group work and peer tutoring
  17. 17. Teachers can use Google Sites to:  create a class page  allow stds to create pages  include tutorial videos  collaborate with other teachers/ school-wide projects  manage international projects
  18. 18.  personalized home page  at-a-glance access to key info  educational gadgets  easily removed/ added
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  20. 20. iGoogle gadgets (themes selection)  quot;Framed Photoquot; displays a series of photos  quot;GoogleGramquot; creation of special daily messages  quot;Daily Mequot; displays user's current mood and feelings  quot;Free Formquot; allows the user to input text /images  quot;YouTube Channelquot; displays videos from a YouTube channel,  quot;Personal Listquot; allows user to create a list of items  quot;Countdownquot; countdown timer
  21. 21. Why use iGoogle? Students can use it to:  Stayed informed, news & events  Add gadgets: class calendars to-do lists encyclopedias & dictionaries  Create customized tabs for assignments, activities, personal interests
  22. 22. Why use iGoogle? Teachers can use it to:  unleash stds creativity by having them make their own gadgets  keep up-to-date with their blogs  plan/organize their instructional day  develop a custom tab to access their professional network
  23. 23.  free, downloadable  combines satellite imagery, maps, 3D terrain, 3D buildings  explore organizations (NASA, Discovery Education)  explore species/ night sky
  24. 24. Why use Google Earth…? Students can use it to:  create tours of their school/community  study climate change /effects of global warming  track earthquakes in real time  explore animal kingdom with national Geographic content
  25. 25. Why use Google Earth…? Teachers can use it to:  set the scene for various lessons  adapt abstract lessons to the real world: interaction with real-time data  explore night
  26. 26.  allows users to start their own email discussion groups/ message boards create  browse archives of Usenet groups.  search or browse for information custom  join a group discuss  join in on what others are talking about
  27. 27. Why use Google Groups? Students can use it to:  extend class discussion online  share ideas, store docs, organize web resources working on a team project  create a private group for school clubs/sports teams to share latest news, announcements, pix
  28. 28. Why use Google Groups? Teachers can use it to:  make class handouts, reading material, assignments, web links available for stds and parents  send email announcements to parents  centralize resources & communication
  29. 29.  free web mapping service application  It provides:  terrain maps  satellite imagery  photographic street views 
  30. 30. Why use Google maps? Students can use it to:  keep track of class penpals  virtual tour countries (transportation/hotels/sight-seeing)  learn about plant/animal life by embedding info on habitats in maps
  31. 31. Why use Google maps? Teachers can use it to:  plan a field trip with stds  create a school map  teach historical events by embedding docs into interactive maps penpals/index.php
  32. 32.  makes news available in a single place  thousands of sources  browse top stories  search for a specific topic  personalize your news page 
  33. 33. Why use Google News? Students can use it to:  compare and contrast events  find primary docs (+200 years)  access news from cells
  34. 34. Why use Google News? Teachers can use it to:  personalize their news page: stay informed  search news for particular story relevant to lesson  model for stds to examine bias and reliability
  35. 35.  email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic.  alerts can be delivered via feed to Google Reader or to your iGoogle page
  36. 36. Six variations of alerts:  news  web  blogs  comprehensive  video  groups
  37. 37.  feed aggregator, feed reader, news reader  constantly checks your favorite news sites and blogs for new content.  aggregates syndicated web content such as news headlines, blogs, podcasts, and vlogs in a single location for easy viewing.  checks for new content at user-determined intervals and retrieves the update.
  38. 38. Why use Google Reader? Students can use it to:  keep updated on current events and news  collect, annotate, share research for collaborative project  read items teacher shares for current assignments
  39. 39. Why use Google Reader? Teachers can use it to:  keep track of stds blogs all on one page  read other educators blogs and folllow best practices  share news articles with colleagues and stds using the “Shared items” feature (+ annotations!)
  40. 40. an authoritative article about a specific topic  write & share  invite collaborators  keep authorship
  41. 41. Why use Knol? Students can use it to:  do research and verify authority of info  publish project about topic researched  collaborate to improve richness of their knols
  42. 42. Why use Knol? Teachers can use it to:  teach info literacy/evaluate reliability of source  publish lessons for colleagues  provide doc with school rules/expectations
  43. 43.  modeling software for 3D designs  construct 3D models of buildings, trees, cars.
  44. 44. Why use SketchUp? Students can use it to:  visualize geometry/ mathematical concepts  create model buildings  learn about architecture  design full scale 3D environments  share designs with others via web
  45. 45. Why use SketchUp? Teachers can use it to:  engage stds in the 3D world around them  recreate historical settings  illustrate theoretical concepts
  46. 46.  keep track of all your life's important events in one place  add events and send invitations  share your schedule with friends and family  search for events you might enjoy  set up automatic event reminders
  47. 47.  texts of scholarly literature: scholars who have contributed to their fields over the centuries  includes most peer-reviewed online journals  claims to cover more websites, journal sources and languages
  48. 48.  web-based module  add to your iGoogle  like Gmail chat > talk everywhere  see Picasa web albums and YouTube videos from this gadget
  49. 49.  organize, edit, share pictures  locates pix and sorts them out into visual albums  makes advanced photo editing simple  allows photos to be uploaded easily  access an online slideshow and download pix
  50. 50. Why use Picasa? Students can use it to:  organize/manage photos for projects/reports  quickly edit photos/images  share photos of school events
  51. 51. Why use Picasa? Teachers can use it to:  create an album for each std  create a slideshow for open house  share fieldtrips online
  52. 52.  create rich multimedia posts including text, links, pictures, videos  comments  subscription
  53. 53. Why use Blogger? Students can use it to:  keep a reflective learning journal  post messages, photos,videos  share schoolwork
  54. 54. Why use Blogger? Teachers can use it to:  post resources, assignments, homework, lessons  keep parents updated  reflect on their teaching practices  follow stds progress  share ideas with other educators  organize project work
  55. 55. Google pack
  56. 56. ….and more!!! Google Experiments: Google Labs
  57. 57. Google News Timeline  organizes information chronologically  allows users to view news, scanned newspapers, magazines, blog posts  zoomable, graphical timeline.
  58. 58.  refines your image search with visual similarity  allows you to search for images using pictures rather than words
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