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Ten Top list of Google products for educators.

Ten Top list of Google products for educators.

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  • 1. Top Ten Tips for Educators By: Jamie Shroyer June 14, 2011 *Note-The title of each slide has a link to download the latest version of the Google product.
  • 2. 10. Google Earth
    • Explore any place on earth with 3D images and most in real time!
    • Teachers can use features such as Space, Sky, Oceans, and Earthquakes to enhance Earth Science lessons.
    • Also, try historical images or 3D buildings to help students understand urbanization in Social Studies.
  • 3. 9. Save as a PDF
    • Save any web page as a PDF file with one click.
    • PDF files are easier to print, share, and can be viewed offline.
    • Teachers and students can use this feature when researching a topic or to simply save information for later use.
  • 4. 8. Convert Units
    • Use this application to change units of measurement and money
    • Includes standard and metric units
    • Teachers and students can this for math
  • 5. 7. Google Fusion Tables
    • Upload data sets to organize and analyze numeric information
    • Create visual representations (graphs, tables, charts, etc.)
    • Teachers can use this tool to help students analyze data from experiments
  • 6. 6. Google Images
    • Search for high-quality images on a topic
    • Insert images into presentations and documents
    • Teachers can find images related to their lessons
  • 7. 5. Google Scholar
    • Get search results from scholarly literature
    • Peer-reviewed papers, theses, and academic publishers
    • Teacher can use this to stay current on professional literature in their field
  • 8. 4. Get a Definition
    • Search for the definition of a word without having to get a dictionary
    • Just type “definition:word” and search for your results
    • Great for students and teachers!
  • 9. 3. Search within a specific kind of site
    • Choose the types of search results you want to see
    • For example, if you want only educational sites, type “site:edu” and search
    • Teachers and students can use this for research
  • 10. 2. Google Custom Search Engine
    • Pre-select appropriate sites to use for searches
    • Limited results save time, frustration, and makes for safer browsing
    • Teachers can pre-select helpful sites for students to use during activities
  • 11. 1. Google Wave
    • Collaborate with colleagues and classmates
    • Create documents, communicate with peers, and share/edit documents all in real-time
    • Teachers can use this feature for group projects, research, and teaching students how to edit and revise writing

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