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My 2008 mini-conference preso on Google tool. There are many links in this preso to helpful resources. Many of the links are not underlined, so try clicking on resources.

My 2008 mini-conference preso on Google tool. There are many links in this preso to helpful resources. Many of the links are not underlined, so try clicking on resources.

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NICE Mini-Conference 2008: Google Tools NICE Mini-Conference 2008: Google Tools Presentation Transcript

  • Google Education: Teaching and Learning Innovation Lucy Gray Lead Technology Coach The Center for Urban School Improvement The University of Chicago Saturday, January 26, 2008 1
  • I Google Saturday, January 26, 2008 2
  • New York Google Teachers Academy Saturday, January 26, 2008 3 View slide
  • Google’s Mission “Organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Saturday, January 26, 2008 4 View slide
  • 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. Saturday, January 26, 2008 5
  • 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. Saturday, January 26, 2008 6
  • Attributes Worth Replication Innovation Imagination Playfulness Intellectual Curiosity Dedication to Quality Flexibility Saturday, January 26, 2008 7
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  • Questions 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? Saturday, January 26, 2008 9
  • Google for Educators Site The Infinite Thinking Machine Teacher Community Classroom Activities Classroom Posters Recent Projects and News Tools for Your Classroom Saturday, January 26, 2008 10
  • Infinite Thinking Machine 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 Saturday, January 26, 2008 11
  • Teacher Community A Google Group for all teachers Participate in threaded discussions Network with other educators Saturday, January 26, 2008 12
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  • Classroom Activities Classroom Activities Exemplary Lessons NECC Presentations Computer Science Unplugged Google Lit Trips Saturday, January 26, 2008 14
  • Classroom Posters Book Search Scholar Earth Search Tips Web Search Quiz & Answers Saturday, January 26, 2008 15
  • Recent Projects and News Open Source Contest Geography Awareness Week Weekly Reader and Google Docs Project Spectrum International Cleanup Weekend Google Lunar Xprize Educational Content Saturday, January 26, 2008 16
  • Tools for Your Classroom Book Search Docs Earth Groups Maps Page Creator News Picasa iGoogle SketchUp Web Search Google Apps Education Edition Blogger Custom Search Engine Calendar Google Notebook Saturday, January 26, 2008 17
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  • Book Search “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 Saturday, January 26, 2008 19
  • Earth Satellite imagery of the Earth that includes layers of information Content partners include Discovery Education, National Geographic, Wikipedia Still pictures Share files Google Earth Google Earth Community Teacher Meme Saturday, January 26, 2008 20
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  • Maps Google Maps Searchable Call feature My Maps Google Maps User Guide Saturday, January 26, 2008 22
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  • News Search hundreds of publications Use in conjunction with Google Reader Archives Saturday, January 26, 2008 24
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  • Personalized Homepage iGoogle Start page with your content selections Other Google apps can be added to your personalized homepage e.g., Co-op search engines Lots of other widget-like doodads available created by outside parties Create your own gadgets Saturday, January 26, 2008 29
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  • Web Search Define File Type Currency Conversion Calculator Track Packages Google Help: Search Features Saturday, January 26, 2008 34
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  • Blogger Free weblog service Restrict access to entire blog Restrict comments Restrict listing in Blogger (still available on Internet) Saturday, January 26, 2008 39
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  • Calendar Google Calendar Editable and shareable by multiple people Mobile capabilities New Features Saturday, January 26, 2008 44
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  • Google Docs & Spreadsheets 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 Saturday, January 26, 2008 46
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  • Groups Public or private Distribute e-newsletters Host threaded discussions Create accompanying web pages using Page Creator Management tools Customize the look of your group Saturday, January 26, 2008 52
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  • SketchUp Google SketchUp 3D Warehouse Designing with SketchUp Infowiki SketchUp for Dummies - Aidan Chopra Saturday, January 26, 2008 55
  • Custom Search Engine 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 Saturday, January 26, 2008 56
  • Google Apps Education Edition Google Apps for Education Customizable Includes: Gmail Google Talk Google Calendar Google Page Creator Google Start Page Saturday, January 26, 2008 57
  • Some other favorites... Google Video YouTube Image Search Accessible Search Blog Search Reader Saturday, January 26, 2008 58
  • Recommended Resources The Search by John Batelle The Official Google Blog The Infinite Thinking Machine Saturday, January 26, 2008 59
  • Strategies Sign up for the Google Educator newsletter Join the Google Educator Community Concentrate on one tool Start with improving your own productivity Make generic student accounts for projects Advocate and educate in your district about the power of these tools Saturday, January 26, 2008 60
  • Find me on .... Gmail: elemenous@gmail.com Twitter: elemenous Skype: elemenous YouTube: elemenous AIM: elemenous Del.icio.us: elemenous Blog: lucygray.org links for this preso tagged CIE Flickr: elemenous Saturday, January 26, 2008 61