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A presentation on Google Applications for BAWers, February 20, 2010

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  • 1.
    • Google Apps
    • in the Classroom
    • Google Teacher Academy
    • New York
    • November 18, 2008
    • Rita Zeinstejer
    • Rosario, Argentina
  • 2.  
  • 3. Google Apps in the Classroom
  • 4.  
  • 5.
    • Students can use it:
    • research class topics
    • find “ similar pages ”
    • search for images
    • search from their cells
    The world’s largest search engine
  • 6.
    • Teachers can use it:
    • translate webpages
    • search for instructional material in different formats
    • restrict search in stds’ pc’s > “ safe search ”
    The world’s largest search engine
  • 7.
    • http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en-GB/features.html?hl=en-GB
    • a faster, better and more secure way to access Web-based applications.
    • will suggest searches, popular sites, visited pages
    • a new tab: displays your most visited pages and closed tabs
    • warning sites suspected of malware
  • 8. 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
    • http:// partnerpage.google.com / capuchinohighschool.org
  • 9.  
  • 10. You can also….
    • activate chat and camera!
    • import contacts from Outlook and other accounts!
    • customize your site, many options
    • save your chat scripts
  • 11. open a G o o g l e account!
  • 12.  
  • 13. Additional Apps
    • Google Docs
    • Goggle Video
    • Google Sites
    • iGoogle
    • Google Earth
    • Google Skyline
    • Google Groups
    • Google Maps
    • Google Street View
    • Google News
    • Google Alerts
    • Google Reader
    • Google Search
    • Google SketchUp
    • Google Scholar
    • Google Patents
    • Google Friends Connect
    • Knol
    • Picasa
    • Google Calendar
    • Google Wave
    • Google Squared
    • Google Buzz
  • 14.
    • Why Google apps…?
  • 15. 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
  • 16. 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
  • 17.
    • free online word processor
    • create, store, share, collaborate on docs
    • work together online > avoid attachments
    • upload a doc
    • http://services.google.com/apps/resources/overviews/welcome/topicDocs/index.html
  • 18.
    • spreadsheets with cells
    • presentations with pages
    • documents: open space
  • 19. Why use Google Docs?
    • Students can:
    • work on their files from any pc
    • get instant feedback
    • publish papers and presentations to an authentic audience
  • 20. 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
    • make their presentations
  • 21.  
  • 22. forms
  • 23.  
  • 24. classroom ideas using
    • write a collaborative story
    • group planning for projects
    • collaborative brainstorming
    • homework: no excuses!
    • class newsletter
    • class assignments
    • collaborative notetaking
  • 25. Google Docs : your limits!
    • 10 people can edit a Presentation at the same time.
    • 50 people can edit a Spreadsheet simultaneously.
    • 10 people can edit a Document at the same time
  • 26.
    • 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
  • 27. 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
  • 28. 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
    • http://sites.google.com/site/triptoenglandsite/
  • 29.
    • personalized home page
    • at-a-glance access to key info
    • educational gadgets
    • gadgets: easily removed/ added
  • 30.  
  • 31. http:// www.google.com / ig
  • 32. Why use iGoogle?
    • Students can use it to:
    • stay informed, news & events
    • add gadgets:
    • class calendars
    • to-do lists
    • encyclopedias & dictionaries
    • create customized tabs for assignments, activities, personal interests
  • 33. 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
  • 34.
    • 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
  • 35.
    • free, downloadable
    • combines satellite imagery, maps, 3D terrain, 3D buildings
    • explore organizations (NASA, Discovery Education)
    • explore species/ night sky
  • 36. 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
  • 37. 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
    • http://www.googlelittrips.com/
  • 38.
    • find planets, stars, and constellations guided by your phone
    • see naked-eye stars, planets, sun and moon, constellation lines
    • adjust the map
    http:// www.google.com / sky / skymap.html
  • 39.
    • start your own email discussion groups/ message boards
    • browse archives of Usenet groups.
    • search or browse for information
    • join a group
    • join in on what others are talking about
    create custom discuss
  • 40. 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
  • 41. 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
  • 42.
    • free web mapping service application
    • http:// www.google.co.uk / maps
    • It provides:
    • terrain maps
    • satellite imagery
    • photographic street views
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coverage_details_of_Google_Maps
  • 43. 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
  • 44. 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
    • http:// www.theteacherscorner.net / penpals / index.php
  • 45. Using Street View http://tinyurl.com/yfx75ez
    • virtual field trips: informationally rich experiences
    • virtual city tours : acting as a tour guide
    • combining with G o o g l e maps : direction giving activities
    • combining with real life websites
  • 46. … added to
    • now Picasa photos in Street View!!!
  • 47. Why use Google street view…?
    • online map service from Google
    • connects map with street photos
    • “ visit” places virtually!
  • 48. Students can…
    • visit a neighbourhood
    • visit a museum
    • role-play tour-guide
    • describe a place
  • 49.
    • makes news available in a single place
    • thousands of sources
    • browse top stories
    • search for a specific topic
    • personalize your news page
    • http://news.google.com/
  • 50. Why use Google News?
    • Students can use it to:
    • compare and contrast events
    • find primary docs (+200 years)
    • access news from cells
  • 51. 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
  • 52.
    • 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
  • 53.
    • Six variations of alerts:
    • News
    • Web
    • Blogs
    • Video
    • Groups
    • comprehensive
  • 54.
    • 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.
  • 55. 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
  • 56. Why use Google Reader?
    • Teachers can use it to:
    • keep track of stds blogs all on one page
    • read other educators blogs and follow best practices
    • share news articles with colleagues and stds using the “ Shared items ” feature (+ annotations!)
  • 57.
    • an authoritative article about a specific topic
    • write & share
    • invite collaborators
    • keep authorship
    • http://knol.google.com/k?hl=en
    • http://www.google.com/help/knol_screenshot.html
  • 58. 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
  • 59. 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
  • 60. http://sketchup.google.com
    • modeling software for 3D designs
    • construct 3D models of buildings, trees, cars.
  • 61. 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
  • 62. Why use SketchUp?
    • Teachers can use it to:
    • engage stds in the 3D world around them
    • recreate historical settings
    • illustrate theoretical concepts
  • 63. With you can...
    • search diverse sources from one convenient place
    • find papers, abstracts and citations
    • locate the complete paper through your library or on the web
    • learn about key papers in any area of research
  • 64.
    • texts of scholarly literature
    • includes most peer- reviewed online journals
    • claims to cover more websites , journal sources and languages
  • 65.
    • http://www.google.com/patents
    • search the patent corpus
    • 7 million patents
    • over a million patent applications
    • search by detail, classification codes, date
  • 66.
    • Adds social features to your site:
    • visitors can join your site with their own G o o g l e account
    • lets visitors post comments and start a discussion
    • lets visitors engage with others and invite them to see their websites
  • 67. http:// picasa.google.com /
    • allows photos to be uploaded easily
    • locates pix and sorts them out into visual albums
    • organize, edit, share pictures
    • makes advanced photo editing simple
    • crop, reduce red-eye, add light, text, colour, adjust
    • access an online slideshow and download pix
  • 68. Why use Picasa?
    • Students can use it to:
    • organize/manage photos for projects/reports
    • quickly edit photos/images
    • share photos of school events
  • 69. Why use Picasa?
    • Teachers can use it to:
    • create an album for each std
    • create a slideshow for open house
    • share fieldtrips online
  • 70.
    • web-based module
    • add to your iGoogle
    • like Gmail chat > talk everywhere
    • see Picasa web albums and YouTube videos from this gadget
  • 71. www.blogger.com
    • create rich multimedia posts including text, links, pictures, videos
    • comments
    • subscription
  • 72. Why use Blogger?
    • Students can use it to:
    • keep a reflective learning journal
    • post messages, photos,videos
    • share schoolwork
  • 73. 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
  • 74. Google pack http://pack.google.com/intl/en/pack_installer.html
  • 75.  
  • 76. … .and more!!!
    • Google Experiments:
    • Google Labs:
    • Google NewsTimeline
    • Google Goggles
    • Google Fast Flip
    • Google Living Stories
    • Google Squared
  • 77.
    • Google News Timeline
    • organizes information chronologically
    • allows users to view news, scanned newspapers, magazines, blog posts
    • zoomable, graphical timeline .
    • http://newstimeline.googlelabs.com/
  • 78.
    • refines your image search with visual similarity
    • allows you to search for images using pictures rather than words
    • http://similar-images.googlelabs.com/
  • 79.
    • visual search app for mobile phones:
    • returns relevant search from a pix taken with your camera
    • http://www.google.com/mobile/goggles/#landmark
  • 80.
    • lets users discover and share news articles
    • "flip" through pages online as quickly as flipping through a magazine.
    • follow friends and topics
    • discover new content
    • create custom magazines around searches
    http:// fastflip.googlelabs.com /
  • 81.
    • a Google experiment in collaboration with The New York Times and The Washington Post .
    • complete coverage of an on-going story gathered together
    • quickly navigate between news articles, opinion pieces and features
    • each story: an evolving summary of current developments
    • an interactive timeline of critical events
    • stories: explored by themes, significant participants or multimedia
    http://livingstories.googlelabs.com/
  • 82. want to explore what is coming up….?
    • blends instant messaging, wikis, and image and document sharing into one seamless communication
    • interface
  • 83. … .one tool instead of four: http://tinyurl.com/y98ycfs
    • a Wiki to post work
    • Google Docs to collaborate on documents
    • email to communicate asynchronously
    • instant messaging services to communicate synchronously
  • 84. www.google.com /squared
    • extracts structured data from across the web
    • presents results in spreadsheet-like format
    • Use it to…
    • practise superlatives/ comparatives
    • make a true/false quiz
    • complete a chart
    • multiple matching activity
  • 85.  
  • 86.
    • http://www.google.com/buzz
    • Share updates, photos, videos, and more.
    • Start conversations about the things you find interesting
    • Integrate social networking with Gmail
  • 87.  
  • 88.
    • !!!!!!!
  • 89.
    • [email_address]
    • www.zeinstejer.com