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A presentation on Google applications after my attendance to the Google Taacher Academy Session on November 18, 2008

A presentation on Google applications after my attendance to the Google Taacher Academy Session on November 18, 2008

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      • Google Apps
      • in the Classroom
      • Rita Zeinstejer
      • Google Teacher Academy
      • New York, November 2008
    • Google Apps in the Classroom
    • Why Google apps…?
      • students can use Google Apps to:
      • collaborate with classmates using Google Sites
      • make a presentation with Google Docs
      • keep organized using Google Calendar
    • 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
      • Messaging apps
      • Gmail
      • calendar
      • Collaboration apps
      • docs
      • video
      • sites
    •  
      • custom email addresses
      • shared calendars
      • collaborative websites
      • shared online documents
      • safe instant messaging
      • easy-to-use customizable start page
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    •  
      • share documents, spreadsheets and presentations online without the inconvenience of attachments
      • http://services.google.com/apps/resources/overviews/welcome/topicDocs/index.html
    • Why use Google Docs?
      • Students can:
      • work on their files from any pc
      • get instant feedback
      • publish papers and presentations to an authentic audience
    • 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
      • free video sharing website
      • upload video clips to Google's web servers
      • make your own media available free of charge
      • securely share videos of recorded classes, lectures, school events
      • confidential info kept privately
      • easily email your video to friends and family
      • post your video to your blog or website
      • Storage limit of 3GB per user shared with the entire domain.
      • create custom websites quickly
      • share documents, videos, calendars, charts and other information
      • all in one place
      • control over who has access
    •  
    • 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
    • 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
    • Additional Apps
      • iGoogle
      • Google Earth
      • Google Groups
      • Google Maps
      • Google News
      • Google Bookmarks
      • Google Toolbar
      • Google Reader
      • Google Search
      • Google SketchUp
      • Knol
      • Picassa
      • personalized home page
      • at-a-glance access to key info
      • educational gadgets
      • easily removed/ added
    • http:// www.google.com / ig
    • iGoogle gadgets (themes selection)
      • " Framed Photo " displays a series of photos
      • " GoogleGram " creation of special daily messages
      • " Daily Me " displays user's current mood and feelings
      • " Free Form " allows the user to input text /images
      • " YouTube Channel " displays videos from a YouTube channel,
      • " Personal List " allows user to create a list of items
      • " Countdown " countdown timer
    • 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
    • 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
      • free, downloadable
      • combines satellite imagery, maps, 3D terrain, 3D buildings
      • explore organizations (NASA, Discovery Education)
      • explore night sky
    • 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
      • Teachers can use it to:
      • set the scene for various lessons
      • adapt abstract lessons to the real world : interaction with real-time data
      • http://tinyurl.com/9ew6du
      • allows users to start their 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
    • 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
      • 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
      • 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
    • 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
      • 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
      • browse top stories
      • search for a specific topic
      • personalize your news page
      • http://news.google.com/
    • Why use Google News?
      • Students can use it to:
      • compare and contrast events
      • find primary docs (+200 years)
      • access news from cells
      • Teachers can use it to:
      • personalize their news page: stay informed
      • search news for particular story relevant to a day’s lesson
      • model for stds to examine bias and reliability in the news
    • bookmarks
      • save your favorite sites and attach labels and annotations
      • store securely online
      • accessible from other computers
      • all your bookmarks are private
      • use the "Import bookmarks" option
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      • Keep track of your favorite websites
      • Stay up to date constantly checks your favorite news sites and blogs for new content.
      • Simplify your reading experience shows you all of your favorite sites in one convenient place.
      • Discover new content integrated feed search makes it easy to find new content that interests you.
    • Why use Google Reader..?
      • Students can use it to…
      • keep updated on current events & news
      • collect, annotate and share research for collaborative projects
      • read items shared by teacher
      • Teachers can use it to….
      • keep track of stds’ blogs in one place
      • follow other educators’ blogs
      • share relevant news articles with stds & colleagues
      • widely recognized as the world’s largest search engine!
      • access…
      • * quotes
      • * maps
      • * news
      • * videos
      • * images
      • * books
    • Why use Google Search?
      • Students can use it to…
      • research class topics
      • search for images
      • search the web from their mobile phones
      • Teachers can use it to…
      • translate pages
      • search for instructional materials in specific formats
      • use “safe search” settings to restrict results on stds pc’s
      • Modeling software that empowers stds to be 3D designers:
      • buildings
      • trees
      • cars
      • cities
      http:// sketchup.google.com/training/videos/new_to_gsu.html
    • Why use SketchUp?
      • Students can use it to…
      • visualize geometry and other mathematical concepts
      • create model buildings
      • learn about architecture
      • design full-scale 3D environments
      • easily share designs
      • Teachers can use it to…
      • engage stds
      • recreate historical settings
      • illustrate theoretical concepts (chemical reactions)
      • create (3D packaging, home models, towns)
    • Knol: a unit of knowledge
      • an authoritative article about a specific topic
      • write & share
      • invite collaborators
      • keep authorship
      • http:// knol.google.com /k
    • Why use Knol?
      • Students can use it to…
      • conduct research & verify authority of info
      • publish project ( a how-to doc, game rules )
      • collaborate as fellow authors to add richness to knols
      • Teachers can use it to…
      • teach info literacy/ how to evaluate reliability
      • share lesson plans with colleagues
      • provide doc with school rules
    • Picasa
    • Why use Picasa?
      • Students can use it to…
      • organize & manage photos for projects & reports
      • quickly edit
      • share photos
      • Teachers can use it to…
      • create albums
      • create a slideshow
      • share fieldtrips with parents
    •  
      • free accounts
      • use your school domain
      • http://partnerpage.google.com/capuchinohighschool.org
    • Blogger in the Classroom
      • helps create rich multimedia posts with text, links, pictures and videos
      • visitors can comment on posts and subscribe to blogs using a feed reader
    • Why using Blogger?
      • Students can use it to…
      • keep a reflective learning journal
      • post messages, photos, videos
      • share school work
      • Teachers can use it to…
      • post resources, lessons & homework asssignments
      • keep parents updated
      • reflect on their teaching practice
      • share with educators
    •