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July 2009

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  • 1. Google for Educators Overview All About Google Tools Lucy Gray University of Chicago Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education iSummit ’09 Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 2. I♥Google Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 3. New York Google Teachers Academy Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 4. Google’s Mission “Organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 5. Google Philosophy Focus on the user and all else will follow. It’s best to do one thing really, really well. Fast is better than slow. Democracy on the web works. You don’t need to be at your desk to need an answer. Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 6. Google Philosophy You can make money without doing evil. There’s always more information out there. The need for information crosses all borders. You can be serious without a suit. Great isn’t just good enough. Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 7. Applied to Learning Focus on the student and all else will follow It’s best to teach a few things really, really well. Fast is better than slow. Democracy in the classroom works. You don’t need to be at school to need an answer. Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 8. Applied to Learning You can teach without doing evil. There’s always more information out there. The need for information crosses all borders. You can be serious without a suit. Great just isn’t good enough. Courtesy of Mark Wagner, CUE Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 9. Ideas worth replicating... Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 10. A video is worth 1000 words... Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 11. Questions that come to mind... How can we use these tools for our own professional productivity? How can we incorporate these into our own schools? What can schools learn from innovative businesses? What are WE doing differently? Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 12. Google For Educators Site http://www.google.com/educators/index.html Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 13. Features Recent Projects and News The Infinite Thinking Machine Teacher Community Classroom Activities Classroom Posters Tools for Your Classroom Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 14. Recent Projects and News http://www.google.com/educators Search Lessons Design It: Shelter Competition Study Tips Ancient Rome 3D Curriculum Competition Doodle 4 Google Project Spectrum Archived Projects Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 15. Infinite Thinking Machine http://www.infinitethinking.org/ A weblog sponsored by WestEd and Google “Internet T.V. shows” found also in iTunes and Google Video Concrete examples of innovation in education 7 contributors Wednesday, July 8, 2009
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  • 17. Teacher Community http://www.google.com/educators/community.html A Google Group for all teachers Participate in threaded discussions Network with other educators Sign up for newsletter Wednesday, July 8, 2009
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  • 19. Classroom Activities http://www.google.com/educators/activities.html Exemplary Lessons NECC Presentations Google Lit Trips Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 20. Classroom Posters http://www.google.com/educators/posters.html Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 21. Tools for Your Classroom http://www.google.com/educators/tools.html Book Search Earth Maps News iGoogle Web Search Blogger Calendar Docs Groups Sites Picasa SketchUp Google Apps Education Edition Custom Search Engine Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 22. More Even More Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 23. Tools for Your Classroom Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 24. Book Search http://books.google.com/ “Search the full text of books to find ones that interest you and learn where to buy or borrow them.” About Google Book Search Add Google Book Search to your site Google Book Search - News & Views Explore Shakespeare with Google My Library Wednesday, July 8, 2009
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  • 32. Earth http://earth.google.com/ Satellite imagery of the Earth that includes layers of information What’s New In Google Earth 5.0 Content partners include Discovery Education, National Geographic, Wikipedia Still pictures Share files Google Earth Google Earth Community Teacher Meme Wednesday, July 8, 2009
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  • 41. Maps http://maps.google.com/ Google Maps Searchable Directions Street View My Maps My Profile Google Maps User Guide Wednesday, July 8, 2009
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  • 51. News http://news.google.com/ Search thousands of publications Use in conjunction with Google Reader via RSS feed Archives Custom news searches and personalized news page Blog search Comments by people in the Quotes Wednesday, July 8, 2009
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  • 62. Web Search http://www.google.com/support/websearch/ Define File Type Currency Conversion Calculator Track Packages Earthquakes Google Help: Search Features Wednesday, July 8, 2009
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  • 67. Search Curriculum Google For Educators - Web Search Wednesday, July 8, 2009
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  • 69. Docs & Spreadsheets http://docs.google.com/ Documents, spreadsheets AND presentations Create surveys with forms that dump data into spreadsheets Import and export using a variety of file types Share and publish files Open files sent in Gmail directly in Docs & Spreadsheet Use a wide variety of templates Wednesday, July 8, 2009
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  • 78. Custom Search Engine http://www.google.com/coop/cse/ Formerly known as Google Co-op Roll your own search engine using pre-selected sites Embed on your website and blog Bookmark sites directly to list of web sites Others can can contribute to the web sites search Examples: My Search Engines Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 79. Google Apps - Education Edition http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/edu/index.html Google Apps for Education Customizable design Features can be deactivated Google Apps Community Includes: Gmail Google Talk Calendar Docs Sites Video Google Message Security Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 80. Next Steps Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 81. Strategies for success Get a Google Account (Gmail gives you a Google account OR you can make a Google account with any email address) Concentrate on one tool to start Focus on your own productivity Make generic student accounts for projects as an alternative to Google Apps Visit the Google Apps Education Edition community site Check out Google’s new Search lessons Advocate and educate in your school or district about the power of these tools! Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 82. Recommended Resources The Search by John Batelle The Official Google Blog Google in Education group within Diigo Google Teacher Center newsletter Google’s YouTube channel Google Teacher Academy Resources List of other schools using Google Apps Wednesday, July 8, 2009
  • 83. Find me on .... Gmail: elemenous@gmail.com Blog: http://lucygray.org Skype, AIM, Flickr, Twitter, YouTube, del.icio.us, Diigo: elemenous Wednesday, July 8, 2009