NLU Google Workshop 2009

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NLU Google Workshop 2009

  1. 1. Google for Educators Overview Tools and Strategies for Educational Innovation Lucy Gray Lead Technology Coach Urban Education Institute The University of Chicago 1Friday, March 13, 2009
  2. 2. I♥Google 2Friday, March 13, 2009
  3. 3. New York Google Teachers Academy 3Friday, March 13, 2009
  4. 4. Google’s Mission “Organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” 4Friday, March 13, 2009
  5. 5. Eric Schmidt Celebration of Teaching & Learning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfDW7qAdFGk 5Friday, March 13, 2009
  6. 6. 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. 6Friday, March 13, 2009
  7. 7. 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. 7Friday, March 13, 2009
  8. 8. 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. 8Friday, March 13, 2009
  9. 9. 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 9Friday, March 13, 2009
  10. 10. Ideas worth replicating... 10Friday, March 13, 2009
  11. 11. A video is worth 1000 words... 11Friday, March 13, 2009
  12. 12. 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? 12Friday, March 13, 2009
  13. 13. Google For Educators Site http://www.google.com/educators/index.html 13Friday, March 13, 2009
  14. 14. Features Recent Projects and News The Infinite Thinking Machine Teacher Community Classroom Activities Classroom Posters Tools for Your Classroom 14Friday, March 13, 2009
  15. 15. Recent Projects and News http://www.google.com/educators/index.html Ancient Rome 3D Curriculum Competition Election Tools for Teachers Google Education Resources GeoEducation Using Docs in the Classroom Google Celebrates Earth Day 2008 Doodle 4 Google Open Source Contest Geography Awareness Week Weekly Reader and Google Docs Project Spectrum International Cleanup Weekend Google Lunar Xprize Educational Content 15Friday, March 13, 2009
  16. 16. 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 16Friday, March 13, 2009
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  18. 18. Teacher Community http://www.google.com/educators/community.html A Google Group for all teachers Participate in threaded discussions Network with other educators 18Friday, March 13, 2009
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  20. 20. Classroom Activities http://www.google.com/educators/activities.html Classroom Activities Exemplary Lessons NECC Presentations Computer Science Unplugged Google Lit Trips 20Friday, March 13, 2009
  21. 21. Classroom Posters http://www.google.com/educators/posters.html 21Friday, March 13, 2009
  22. 22. 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 22Friday, March 13, 2009
  23. 23. More Even More 23Friday, March 13, 2009
  24. 24. Tools for Your Classroom 24Friday, March 13, 2009
  25. 25. 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 25Friday, March 13, 2009
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  31. 31. 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 31Friday, March 13, 2009
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  37. 37. Maps http://maps.google.com/ Google Maps Searchable Directions Street View My Maps My ProfileProfile Google Maps User Guide 37Friday, March 13, 2009
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  45. 45. 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 45Friday, March 13, 2009
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  54. 54. Web Search http://www.google.com/support/websearch/ Define File Type Currency Conversion Calculator Track Packages Earthquakes Google Help: Search Features 54Friday, March 13, 2009
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  59. 59. Docs & Spreadsheets http://docs.google.com/ Documents, spreadsheets AND presentations Import and export using a variety of file types Share and publish files Open files sent in Gmail directly in Docs & Spreadsheets Examples: Global Warming Project IL-TCE Volunteer Documentation ADE NECC proposals NKO Schedule 59Friday, March 13, 2009
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  65. 65. 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 65Friday, March 13, 2009
  66. 66. 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 Includes: Gmail Google Talk Google Calendar Google Page Creator Google Start Page Sites Video 66Friday, March 13, 2009
  67. 67. Next Steps 67Friday, March 13, 2009
  68. 68. 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 Or sign up for Google Aps Advocate and educate in your district about the power of these tools 68Friday, March 13, 2009
  69. 69. 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 69Friday, March 13, 2009
  70. 70. Find me on .... Gmail: elemenous@gmail.com Blog: http://lucygray.org Skype, AIM, Flickr, Twitter, YouTube, del.icio.us, Diigo: elemenous 70Friday, March 13, 2009

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