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  • Have participants Google themselves. Try it with quotes and without quotes around their name. What is the difference in the search results?
  • Have participants try different types of conversions such as how many oz in a pound etc.
  • Set preferences for this search by clicking on the link “Scholar preferences” on the Scholar search page Look for Bloom’s taxonomy, or Marzano
  • Demo Google Earth Only
  • Google Magic2

    1. 1. The Magic of Google Get plugged into the vast resources of the internet ! Velma Davis Instructional Technology Specialist, Wichita Public Schools
    2. 2. Google Tools for the Classroom <ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>Searching Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>Filetype Search </li></ul><ul><li>Google Books </li></ul><ul><li>Google Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>News Archive Search </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Google Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Google Tools Resources </li></ul>
    3. 3. iGoogle <ul><li>Link to iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>Set up your own page ~ “add stuff” </li></ul><ul><li>Notes- add your class information and important tips for the dates. </li></ul>
    4. 5. Basics of a Google Search <ul><li>NOT case sensitive </li></ul><ul><li>Only returns pages that include all of your search terms. There is no need to include &quot;and&quot; between terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Ignores common words and characters such as &quot;where&quot; and &quot;how&quot;, as well as certain single digits and single letters </li></ul><ul><li>Put quotation marks around your search terms for exact phrases </li></ul><ul><li>Only searches five words </li></ul>Try It!
    5. 6. Google Calculator <ul><li>To use Google's built-in calculator function, simply enter the calculation you'd like done into the search box and hit the Enter key or click on the Google Search button. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete details of calculator </li></ul><ul><li>Can you figure these out? </li></ul><ul><li>4 * 4.85 </li></ul><ul><li>What is 100 kilometers in miles? </li></ul><ul><li>45 + (32 * 67) </li></ul><ul><li>For multiplication * or X works </li></ul><ul><li>For division use / </li></ul>Try It!
    6. 7. Google Dictionary <ul><li>Type the word “define” first </li></ul><ul><li>Then type the word you want to look up </li></ul><ul><li>Two Ways: </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: define paradigm(space) </li></ul><ul><li>Or define:paradigm </li></ul><ul><li>(no spaces with a colon) </li></ul>Try It!
    7. 8. Google Filetype Search <ul><li>Only selected file types </li></ul><ul><li>Great for searching for </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>How to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>search term filetype:ppt </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>classroom management filetype:ppt </li></ul>Try It!
    8. 9. <ul><li>PDFs (pdf) </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe PostScript (ps) </li></ul><ul><li>Lotus 1-2-3 (wk1, wk2, wk3, wk4, wk5, wki, wks, wku) </li></ul><ul><li>Lotus WordPro (lwp) </li></ul><ul><li>MacWrite (mw) </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Excel (xls) </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft PowerPoint (ppt) </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Word (doc) </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Works (wks, wps, wdb) </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Write (wri) </li></ul><ul><li>Rich Text Format (rtf) </li></ul><ul><li>Text (ans, txt) </li></ul><ul><li>Shockwave Flash (swf) </li></ul>
    9. 10. Google News <ul><li>Search thousands of news stories by city, state, country, or topic </li></ul><ul><li>What is the number 1 news story </li></ul><ul><li>in Fargo, North Dakota? </li></ul>Try It!
    10. 11. News Archive Search <ul><li>provides an easy way to search and explore historical archives. </li></ul><ul><li>can automatically create timelines which show selected results from relevant time periods. </li></ul>Try It!
    11. 12. Google Scholar <ul><li>Search diverse sources </li></ul><ul><li>from one convenient place </li></ul><ul><li>Find papers, abstracts and citations </li></ul><ul><li>Locate the complete paper through your library or on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about key papers in any area of research </li></ul>Try It!
    12. 13. Google Books <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><li>Enter your keywords or the title of the book </li></ul><ul><li>Click My Library in the upper right corner </li></ul><ul><li>Enter Add to my library to add the book to your library </li></ul><ul><li>You can keep track of your own library- you can use a generic google account to use a collaborative library for your class! </li></ul>
    13. 14. BRAINSTORM <ul><li>In groups of 3 brainstorm ideas on how you can use these tools in your classroom or school </li></ul>
    14. 15. Google Earth Unlock the Mysteries of the World <ul><li>Must Download the free software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Fly” To Any Place In The World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rich Multimedia Content from Discovery Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3D Buildings And Terrain </li></ul></ul>
    15. 16. GOOGLE EARTH LAYERS <ul><li>Terrain - It is the 3D terrain you seen when you &quot;tilt&quot; your view and allows you to see things like mountains, valleys, and canyons. </li></ul><ul><li>Roads - Google has detailed roads and streets for many countries including the US, Canada, much of Europe, Japan, and Brazil. </li></ul><ul><li>Borders - this lets you see the outlines of countries, island names, coastlines, and administrative orders (states, counties, provinces, etc.). It even includes details on some disputed border regions. Again, as you zoom you may see more or less border information. </li></ul><ul><li>Populated Places - this is what shows the labels and locations for towns and cities world-wide </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic Features - this category contains sub-layers for things like locations of volcanoes, names of mountains, and water bodies. </li></ul>
    16. 17. FIND LESSON IDEAS ONLINE <ul><li>Search the internet for a vast amount of information on how to use Google Earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth Lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth for Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth and United Streaming </li></ul>