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Google Apps in the Classroom


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

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

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  • 1. Google Apps in the Classroom Google Teacher Academy New York November 18, 2008 Rita Zeinstejer Rosario, Argentina
  • 2. Google Apps in the Classroom
  • 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. The world’s largest search engine Students can use it:  research class topics  find “similar pages”  search for images  search from their cells
  • 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. 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. You can also….  activate chat and camera!  import contacts from Outlook and other accounts!  customize your site, many options  save your chat scripts
  • 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. 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. 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.  free online word processor  create, store, share, collaborate on docs  work together online > avoid attachments
  • 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. 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.  most comprehensive on the Web  contains millions of videos indexed and available for viewing  view a video while searching for more
  • 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. 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. 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.  personalized home page  at-a-glance access to key info  educational gadgets  easily removed/ added
  • 19.
  • 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. 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. 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.  free, downloadable  combines satellite imagery, maps, 3D terrain, 3D buildings  explore organizations (NASA, Discovery Education)  explore species/ night sky
  • 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. 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.  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. 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. 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.  free web mapping service application  It provides:  terrain maps  satellite imagery  photographic street views 
  • 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. 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.  makes news available in a single place  thousands of sources  browse top stories  search for a specific topic  personalize your news page 
  • 33. Why use Google News? Students can use it to:  compare and contrast events  find primary docs (+200 years)  access news from cells
  • 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.  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. Six variations of alerts:  news  web  blogs  comprehensive  video  groups
  • 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. 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. 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. an authoritative article about a specific topic  write & share  invite collaborators  keep authorship
  • 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. 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.  modeling software for 3D designs  construct 3D models of buildings, trees, cars.
  • 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. Why use SketchUp? Teachers can use it to:  engage stds in the 3D world around them  recreate historical settings  illustrate theoretical concepts
  • 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.  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.  web-based module  add to your iGoogle  like Gmail chat > talk everywhere  see Picasa web albums and YouTube videos from this gadget
  • 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. Why use Picasa? Students can use it to:  organize/manage photos for projects/reports  quickly edit photos/images  share photos of school events
  • 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.  create rich multimedia posts including text, links, pictures, videos  comments  subscription
  • 53. Why use Blogger? Students can use it to:  keep a reflective learning journal  post messages, photos,videos  share schoolwork
  • 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. Google pack
  • 56. ….and more!!! Google Experiments: Google Labs
  • 57. Google News Timeline  organizes information chronologically  allows users to view news, scanned newspapers, magazines, blog posts  zoomable, graphical timeline.
  • 58.  refines your image search with visual similarity  allows you to search for images using pictures rather than words
  • 59. !!!!!!!
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