Google Docs Google Docs in Plain English
What Is It?
What can it do  <ul><li>Basic Information </li></ul>
Size Limits <ul><li>Document can be up to 500K, plus up to 2MB per embedded image </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheets can be 10...
Cost ? <ul><li>Free!!! </li></ul>
Why Use It?
Advantages  <ul><li>Accessible for both Mac and Widows  </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Access to the in...
Disadvantages  <ul><li>Not as powerful as the MS desktop counterparts  </li></ul><ul><li>Need an internet connection </li>...
Ideas for Use in Schools <ul><li>Potential Uses  </li></ul>
Science  <ul><li>Create a Data base for class experiments  </li></ul><ul><li>Science log such measuring the growth </li></...
Math  <ul><li>Balancing a budget or check book as a class or small group  </li></ul><ul><li>Organize information when work...
Language <ul><li>Word-find puzzles  </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary word lists  </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming Ideas  </li><...
Other <ul><li>Sign up sheets  </li></ul><ul><li>Schedules  </li></ul><ul><li>Inventories  </li></ul><ul><li>Grade books  <...
Online Training  <ul><ul><li>“ Oodles of Googles” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=154 </l...
Google Calendar
Gmail
Google Apps <ul><li>Education Edition   </li></ul>
Google Reader <ul><li>RSS Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Reader Site  </li></ul><ul><li>How to Use Google Reader Video  </...
Sites With RSS <ul><li>Alan November </li></ul><ul><li>Jim Gates </li></ul><ul><li>Elgg   </li></ul>
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  • Google Docs

    1. 1. Google Docs Google Docs in Plain English
    2. 2. What Is It?
    3. 3. What can it do <ul><li>Basic Information </li></ul>
    4. 4. Size Limits <ul><li>Document can be up to 500K, plus up to 2MB per embedded image </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheets can be 10,000 rows, or up to 256 columns, or up to 100,000 cells, or up to 40 sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Import presentations from your local computer up to 10MB </li></ul>
    5. 5. Cost ? <ul><li>Free!!! </li></ul>
    6. 6. Why Use It?
    7. 7. Advantages <ul><li>Accessible for both Mac and Widows </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Access to the information 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Alleviates the need for each student </li></ul><ul><ul><li>having an individual copy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to make a change to the document and pass it on </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ability to specifically define who will view, access and edit </li></ul><ul><li>Work on the document with a group over the internet (can use Skype for voice) </li></ul>
    8. 8. Disadvantages <ul><li>Not as powerful as the MS desktop counterparts </li></ul><ul><li>Need an internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>Large files can be slow </li></ul><ul><li>Users may feel insecure with online and sharable documents </li></ul>
    9. 9. Ideas for Use in Schools <ul><li>Potential Uses </li></ul>
    10. 10. Science <ul><li>Create a Data base for class experiments </li></ul><ul><li>Science log such measuring the growth </li></ul><ul><li>Collection and analysis of lab data </li></ul><ul><li>Charting weather from home and comparing it with other students/locations…district or even world wide </li></ul><ul><li>Track hart rate or breathing rate data </li></ul><ul><li>Compare and contrast the planets </li></ul>
    11. 11. Math <ul><li>Balancing a budget or check book as a class or small group </li></ul><ul><li>Organize information when working on a stock-market project </li></ul><ul><li>Creating and testing mathematical formulas </li></ul><ul><li>Create statistics for groups of students and allow them to manipulate and show different charts/graphs/and other statistics. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Language <ul><li>Word-find puzzles </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary word lists </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Parts of speech writing. Each student enters words for a verb, noun, adjective etc. and they are scrambled for creating silly sentences </li></ul>
    13. 13. Other <ul><li>Sign up sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Inventories </li></ul><ul><li>Grade books </li></ul><ul><li>Judging an event </li></ul><ul><li>Sports stats </li></ul><ul><li>Progress Monitoring Scores – special education and regular education teachers can both test students and share their results and graph. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Google Doc to make a list of classroom uses for Google spreadsheets. Individuals can add to the list and watch it grow </li></ul>
    14. 14. Online Training <ul><ul><li>“ Oodles of Googles” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=154 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// googling.wikispaces.com / </li></ul></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Google Calendar
    16. 16. Gmail
    17. 17. Google Apps <ul><li>Education Edition </li></ul>
    18. 18. Google Reader <ul><li>RSS Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Reader Site </li></ul><ul><li>How to Use Google Reader Video </li></ul>
    19. 19. Sites With RSS <ul><li>Alan November </li></ul><ul><li>Jim Gates </li></ul><ul><li>Elgg </li></ul>
    20. 20. Blogger

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