Google Docs Adds Academic Features Today, Google announced the addition to Google Docs of some useful new features for academic use. Google Docs has added a new equation editor for mathematics teachers and students. There is a new subscript and superscript tool that can be used in writing chemical compounds and mathematics equations. Earlier this summer Google Translate was integrated into Google Docs allowing users to translate parts or all of a document (I've seen some reports that the translate option isn't terribly accurate for all languages so make sure you double check the translation). Applications for Education The new equation editor, subscript, and superscript tools make it possible for math and science teachers and their students to use Google Docs for more of their document creations. Now online collaborative document creation isn't limited to the humanities. Science and mathematics students can now collaborate to solve equations.
http:// www.google.com/educators/p_websearch.html Google Web Search - Classroom Lessons and Resources Web search can be a remarkable research tool for students - and we've heard from educators that they could use some help to teach better search skills in their classroom. The following Search Education lessons were developed by Google Certified Teachers to help you do just that. The lessons are short, modular and not specific to any discipline so you can mix and match to what best fits the needs of your classroom. Additionally, all lessons come with a companion set of slides (and some with additional resources) to help you guide your in-class discussions.
http:// www.google.com/support/voice/bin/topic.py?hl = en&topic =16495 Google Voice Basics: About Google Voice Google Voice gives you one number for all your phones -- a phone number that is tied to you, not to a device or a location. Use Google Voice to simplify the way you use phones, make using voicemail as easy as email, customize your callers' experience, and more. Google Voice isn't a phone service, but it lets you manage all of your phones . Google Voice works with mobile phones, desk phones, work phones, and VoIP lines. There's nothing to download, upload, or install, and you don't have to make or take calls using a computer. Google Voice will let you define which phones ring , based on who's calling, and even let you ListenIn ™ on voicemail before answering the call. We use smart technology to route your calls. So, if you're already on a Google Voice call, we'll recognize it and use call waiting to reach you on the phone you're on.
What is a wave? A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more. A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when. A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time. http:// wave.google.com/help/wave/about.html
About Google for Educators At Google, we support teachers in their efforts to empower students and expand the frontiers of human knowledge. That’s why we’ve assembled the information and tools you’ll find on this page. Here, you’ll find a teacher’s guide to Google Tools for Your Classroom . And to spark your imagination, you'll find examples of innovative ways that other educators are using these tools in the classroom. While you’re here, you can sign up for the quarterly Google for Educators newsletter, as well as check out the latest from The Infinite Thinking Machine , a Google-sponsored, WestEd-produced blog for educators, by educators. Since we launched the Google for Educators site, we've heard from many of you that you'd like an easy way to communicate with us, and more importantly, with your fellow teachers. To that end, we've launched a new community with the Google for Educators Discussion Group . Visit often to learn of new announcements from us and to share any of your ideas. We'll be adding features and content to Google for Educators regularly in coming months, so be sure to check this page often.
Google Educator Resources Create 3-D Models: http:// sketchup.google.com / Current Research Articles for Professional Development: http:// scholar.google.com / Search Front Pages for quick views of topics http:// fastflip.googlelabs.com / More Options: http:// www.google.com/intl/en/options / More Resources for Educators: http:// www.google.com/educators/index.html http://sites.google.com/site/gtools4teachers/Home http:// theconnectedclassroom.wikispaces.com/Google_Tools