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    Google Tools For Education Google Tools For Education Presentation Transcript

    • Let’s GO with Google! Presented by Dionne N. Curbeam, M.A.
    • OUR OBJECTIVE
      • By the completion of this session, participants will be able to:
      • Identify various tools developed or owned by Google; and
      • State ways the Google tools can be used to promote active learning.
    • DID YOU KNOW THAT GOOGLE . . .
      • . . . is a play on the word googol , which refers to the number represented by the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros?
      • . . . was officially brought to life in September 1998?
      • . . . does not allow pop-up ads on their site?
      • . . . has a built-in calculator function, telephone locator, and address locator?
      Google Corporate Information
    • WHY USE GOOGLE TOOLS?
      • Encourages collaboration.
      • Most Google tools have automatic save.
      • Users can access them from any computer that has Internet access.
      • They are free. (There are some premium services that are at cost.)
      • Information is not hosted on your server, but on Google’s server.
      • Google has a partnership with several academic companies, including United Streaming.
      • Many lesson plans are available to educators.
    • GETTING STARTED
      • Create a Google account for self.
      • Test the services prior to introducing them to students.
      • Establish Google accounts for students
        • Have parents and students sign a rule of acceptable use agreement.
        • Ask the parents to create the accounts for their children.
        • Create pseudo accounts and distribute to the students.
      • Inform students about cyber-safety issues.
      • Demonstrate to the students how to use the various tools.
      • Check with your IT department before downloading software.
    • GOOGLE SEARCH
      • Search engine to locate information.
      • The page can be customized.
        • Look
        • Websites
        • Information
      • Specialized search for videos, images, news, and blogs.
      www.google.com http://www.google.com/corporate/tech.html
    • GMAIL
      • E-mail is an essential form of communication in a digital culture.
      • Project and classroom ideas:
        • Setup a partnership with students at other schools, states, or countries. The students can exchange experiences via e-mail.
        • Have students do email interviews of experts in a particular career or field.
        • Email work to self for backup and external storage.
        • Communicate with students about coursework.
          • Reminders about assignments
          • Daily or weekly tips (e.g., spelling words, math problem, etc.)
          • Encouraging messages
      www.gmail.com
    • eBlogger
      • This blogging tool is hosted by Google.
      • A user’s Google account gives them access to eBlogger.
      • Items from Google Docs can be uploaded to eBlogger.
      • Project and classroom ideas:
        • Students keep a daily journal for Language Arts.
        • Have students become “content experts,” and they complete a weekly blog about their area.
        • Host literature circles.
        • Students can host an online portfolio.
      www.eblogger.com
    • GOOGLE DOCS, SPREADSHEETS, & PRESENTATIONS
      • A service to create, store, and share text, spreadsheet, and presentation files.
      • Project and classroom ideas:
        • Online Writing Lab
        • Group projects (helps to increase individual accountability)
        • Cyber-Presentations
        • Students without the software capabilities to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations can do so from any computer with Internet access.
      http://docs.google.com
    • REVISIONS IN GOOGLE DOCS
    • GOOGLE NOTEBOOK
      • Users can collect information from the web, organize the information in virtual notebooks, and share them with other users.
      • Download the plug-in to maximize use.
      • Classroom ideas and projects:
        • Digital note cards for research projects (may help reduce negligent plagiarism.)
        • Store information for group projects.
        • Students can share sections in their notebook.
        • Students can write home assignments and lesson notes.
      www.google.com/notebook
    • GOOGLE CALENDAR
      • Users can create an online schedule of events and activities.
      • Project and classroom ideas:
        • Have one for parents to know about events (e.g., PTA meeting), assignment due dates, and tests.
        • Establish one for students as a reminder of class information (e.g., project timelines)
        • Students can create a time-management plan.
        • Create a countdown for important dates and events (e.g., MSA Testing, promotion day, etc.)
      http://www.google.com/calendar
    • GOOGLE MAPS
      • Google Maps provides directions, interactive maps, and satellite/aerial imagery of the United States.
      • Classroom and project uses:
        • Have advance virtual field trips (students map the destination, find interesting spots in the area – rivers, restaurants, etc. – and then do further research about the area.)
        • Teach students how to read a map.
        • Students can create exploration maps.
        • Use maps to enhance curriculum.
      http://maps.google.com
    • GOOGLE MAPS PEDOMETER
      • Gmaps Pedometer can visually map a walking route.
      • Classroom and project activities:
        • Students can develop a walking map for physical fitness.
        • Students can estimate the length of a walking path and use the program to confirm their estimates.
      http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/
    • GOOGLE EARTH
      • Google Earth is a virtual globe browser, which allows users to interactively display and investigate geographic data, primarily satellite and aerial images.
      • Classroom and project ideas:
        • Students can perform basic measurements (latitude and longitude, elevation, and size)
        • Host virtual space trips
      http://earth.google.com
    • PICASA WEB ALBUMS
      • This software enables users to organize photographs and post them to an online web album.
      • Software must be downloaded.
      • Classroom & project uses:
        • Digital history project
        • House photos of special events
        • Develop a class index of images for papers and projects.
      http://picasaweb.google.com http://picasaweb.google.com/home?tab=mq
    • GOOGLE SKETCH-UP
      • SketchUp allows users to construct 3D models of buildings, trees, cars, etc.
      • It can be used alone or in conjunction with other Google tools, like Google Earth and the 3D Warehouse.
      • Google SketchUp 6 is free; however, the professional edition is at cost.
      • This program must be downloaded.
      • Google often hosts contests for SketchUp users.
      http://www.sketchup.com
    • GOOGLE APPS
      • All of Google’s tools available in a suite for businesses and non-profits.
      • Limited services are available to schools for free.
      http://www.google.com/a To test future Google tools or go give them ideas, visit http://labs.google.com/
    • OTHER GOOGLE TOOLS
      • Google Groups
      • Google Talk
      • Google Page Creator
      • Google Book Search
      • iGoogle
      • Google News
      • YouTube
      • Google US Government Search
      • Google Translation
    • Resources
      • Links to All Google Tools
      • http://www.google.com/intl/en/options/
      • Google for Educators
      • http:// www.google.com /educators/
      • Google for Educators Discussion Group
      • http://groups.google.com/group/google-for-educators/
      • Google Operating System (unofficial news and tips about Google)
      • http:// googlesystem.blogspot.com /
    • Dionne N. Curbeam, M.A. Instructional Technologist Coppin State University Baltimore, Maryland [email_address]