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Google topten

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

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