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Google Documents Hyperlink to DE media assets, embed images, link to DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts, link Document to DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts Google Spreadsheets Hyperlink to DE media assets, embed images, link to DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts, link Spreadsheets to DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts Google Presentations Hyperlink to DE media assets, embed images, link to DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts, link Presentations to DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts Google Forms Embed into DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts Google Drawings Link to DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts, link Drawings to DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts Integrating and
Google Sites Hyperlink to DE media assets, embed images, link to DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts, link Document to DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts Google Reader Embed Reader shared feeds into DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts Google Calendar/Tasks Embed Calendar into DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts, hyperlink to DE media assets, link to DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts Google Squared Hyperlink to DE media assets, embed images, link to DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts, link Squares to DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts, create a column for DE media resources Google Moderator Hyperlink to a Moderator Forum from DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts Integrating and
Google Translate Include link to Google Translate in DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts to support second language learners Gmail Use the Share link in for DE media resources to email content Blogger Hyperlink to DE media assets, embed images, link to DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts Google Maps Hyperlink to DE media assets, embed images, link to DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts, link Document to DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts, embed Google Maps into DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts Google Earth Hyperlink to DE media assets, embed images, link to DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts, link Document to DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts, embed resources uploaded to DE MediaShare into Google Earth placemarks Integrating and
Google Public Data Explorer Hyperlink to data sets from DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts Google News, News Timeline, FastFlip Hyperlink to Timelines from DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts Google Custom Search Embed Google Custom Search widget into DE Assignments, Quizzes, and Writing Prompts Integrating and
Google Presentations Create and share presentations on the web. Add text, images, video and more directly to your presentation slides. Familiar desktop feel makes editing easy Just click the toolbar buttons to bold, underline, indent, change font, etc. Share and collaborate with your team Invite anyone to either edit or view your presentation. Easily upload your existing presentations Google Docs accepts most popular file formats, including PPT and ODP.
Google Documents Create and share documents on the web and access them from any computer or smart phone. The familiar desktop feel makes collaborative editing easy. Real time collaboration Edit documents with others and see changes as they type. Import from the desktop Easily move documents between desktop applications and Google Docs. Online word processing Margins, indentations, tables, footnotes, comments and much more.
Google Spreadsheets Create and share spreadsheets online. Google spreadsheets makes it easy to track budgets, run financial calculations, track data and more. Share and collaborate instantly Invite anyone to edit and collaborate on your spreadsheet. Use advanced features Complex formulas, conditional formatting, automatic translation and much more. Store files online Publish to the world, just a few people or no one -- it's up to you. You can also un-publish at any time.
Google Forms Collect information by creating a form in Google Docs. All the great features you expect from a form creation tool with none of the upgrade costs. It's free. Create professional looking forms Choose from over 60 themes and 7 question types. See entries in spreadsheet form Automatically add responses to a spreadsheet that are connected to your survey. Easily view the collected information Automatically generate sophisticated charts and graphs.
Google Drawings Work together to create drawings and diagrams in Google Docs and insert them into your documents, spreadsheets, presentations and web pages. Simple to use It’s easy to build org charts, design diagrams, flow charts and much more. Collaborate in real time See who else is editing and chat with them as they make changes. Publish online Copy drawings into other Google docs or publish them for the world to see.
Track revisions and compare different iterations
Upload offline documents to Google Docs to facilitate collaboration and publishing.
Insert images, drawings, tables, hyperlinks, and math equations Add page breaks, headers, footers, bookmarks, and table of contents to make the online published version easy to navigate.
Google Translate is built into Google Docs.
Integration Ideas Collaborative note-taking Use the commenting feature in Documents to provide feedback Transform homework from “turning it in” into authentic “publishing” Collaborative creation of authentic learning artifacts Newsletters, storyboards, scripts, hypertext “research papers” Use templates for budgets, stock market games, digital stories Create advance organizers and graphic organizers in Drawings Use Forms to gather real time data during science labs or to notate similarities and differences Turn laptops / data phones / iPod touches into “clickers” using Forms Share your ideas at http://goo.gl/mod/xN8m
Google Sites Google Sites is the easiest way to make information accessible to people who need quick, up-to-date access. People can work together on a Site to add file attachments, information from other Google applications (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube and Picasa), and new free-form content. Creating a site together is as easy as editing a document, and you always control who has access, whether it's just yourself, your team, or your whole organization. You can even publish Sites to the world. http://www.google.com/sites/
Users can monitor changes to pages within a Site and can provide feedback though comments.
Creating new pages and Site components is easy.
Editing a page is like editing a word processing document - with lots of great multimedia extras! It’s simple to embed resources from other Google applications and third-party widgets.
Managing your Site organization and theme is as simple as a mouse click.
Integration Ideas Use Sites as a collaboration platform for group projects. Publish a class website for students and parents. Use Sites to organize clubs, groups, and special initiatives. Instead of just “turning in” a project, have students create a Site to house both the final product and manage and reflect on the process. Use a Site to showcase student work to provide recognition. Encourage students, parents, and other stakeholders to provide feedback on student work. Have students collaborate on the creation of multimedia extensions of knowledge and skills acquired in classroom instruction. Use Sites as the “home base” for student groups in a Project Based Learning or Challenge Based Learning experience. Share your ideas at http://goo.gl/mod/xN8m
http://www.google.com/squared Google Squared is a search tool that helps you quickly build a collection of facts from the Web, for any topic you specify.
Facts about your topic are organized into a table of items and attributes. Customize these Squares to see just the items and attributes you're interested in. Save and share Squares with others - Export as CSV files AND Google Spreadsheets.
Integration Ideas Create data grids with Google Squared for contextualized research Export Squares as Google Spreadsheets for collaboration and annotation Construct original Squares to promote critical thinking during concept analysis Start a data grid and have students build from it through research Share your ideas at http://goo.gl/mod/xN8m
Google Public Data Explorer
http://www.google.com/publicdata/home The Google Public Data Explorer makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand
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Integration Ideas Use the data visualizations to draw conclusions, make generalizations, compare, contrast, and evaluate hypotheses Use the data to track changes over time and geographic areas Layer multiple data sets on the same visualization to analyze relationships Share your ideas at http://goo.gl/mod/xN8m
http://news.google.com / Create a customized news page pulling from diverse information sources.
http://fastflip.googlelabs.com / Google FastFlip is a web application that lets users discover and share news articles. It combines qualities of print and the Web, with the ability to "flip" through pages online as quickly as flipping through a magazine. It also enables users to follow friends and topics, discover new content and create their own custom magazines around searches.
Google News Timeline is a web application that organizes search results chronologically. It allows users to view news and other data sources on a browsable, graphical timeline. Available data sources include recent and historical news, scanned newspapers and magazines, blog posts, sports scores, and information about various types of media, like music albums and movies. Share the timeline you created with others through the Link.
Integration Ideas Use the customized News feeds to gather information on current events from diverse information sources Turn the text-based feeds into highly visual data with FastFlip Track a story over time using the News Timeline Create a customized news RSS feed for subscription in Google Reader Share your ideas at http://goo.gl/mod/xN8m
Google My Maps
http://maps.google.com / Google Maps is a map service that you view in your web browser.
There are special features that you can activate to make Google Maps display richer data.
Google My Maps allows you create your own data layers.
You can import data and invite others to collaborate on the map.
Create public or unlisted maps and get unique URLs and embeddable code for each map.
Create lines and shapes to measure distance and mark pathways.
Add placemarks with rich text and embeddable code.
Add data layers to your maps.
Integration Ideas Import data sets into My Maps for nonlinguistic representation Collaborate on the creation of a common map by inviting editors to add placemarks Use the data layers and original placemarks to evaluate information Use placemarks as alternatives to linear note taking Create maps for embedding in other websites Share your ideas at http://goo.gl/mod/xN8m
Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, and data layers from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. Use the historical data and measurement tools to contextualize. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others. Google Earth
View 3D Buildings And Panoramic Street View
Navigate 3D Terrain
Investigate changes over time with historical satellite imagery.
Add content to placemarks.
Add image overlays.
Save placemarks, layers, and image overlays as Google Earth tours.
Integration Ideas Use Google Earth for nonlinguistic representation of information and concepts Have students using Google Earth tours as alternatives to traditional storytelling Use multiple data layers compare, contrast, and evaluate hypotheses Use placemarks as alternatives to linear note taking Export Google Earth tours are .KMZ files for sharing with others Share your ideas at http://goo.gl/mod/xN8m
Let your audience decide Get to know your audience by letting them decide which questions, suggestions or ideas interest them most. Everyone's voice is heard The voting box at the top of page focuses attention on submissions recently added and on the rise, making it simple and easy to participate. Be creative Include people in your preparation for lectures, interviews and hard decisions or work together to organize feature requests and brainstorm new ideas. http://www.google.com/moderator/
Integration Ideas Use Moderator to collect ideas and provide feedback Engage students in sharing and questioning Provide learning cues Link Moderator to online activities for individual accountability Share your ideas at http://goo.gl/mod/xN8m
Organize appointments, tasks and project checkpoints Collaborate on the creation and monitoring of calendar items and tasks Stay connected through Google Sync and mobile phone integration Share calendars with others as viewers or editors Embed calendars on other websites
Integration Ideas Use Calendar to post homework, long-term assignment checkpoints, and reminders Have student groups collaborate with Calendar for meetings, group checkpoints, and individual responsibilities Use the Task feature in Calendar to model chunking of long term tasks Share your ideas at http://goo.gl/mod/xN8m
http://www.google.com/reader/ Google Reader is a tool for gathering, reading, analyzing, and sharing all the interesting blogs, news feeds, and other websites you read on the web.
Organize your feeds into folders by tagging them based on content.
Annotate and share resources. Add new feeds to Reader by copy/pasting the URL.
Organize feeds into folders and select which folder to share. Each folder has its own RSS feed that can be used by students and peers to subscribe to a collection of feeds.
Analyze reading statistics to make strategic decisions about your information stream.
Use Reader’s intelligence features to grow your learning database and bundle feeds for sharing.
Find recommended feeds based on your reading habits.
Tap your learning community to grow your feed database.
Integration Ideas Use Reader as an RSS aggregator to collect information from blogs, podcasts, news and other feed sources Expand perspective on a given topic by subscribing to feeds and using the intelligent recommendation features Tap into the collective intelligence of a learning community through shared Reader feeds and bundles Provide feedback and annotate feed posts Share your ideas at http://goo.gl/mod/xN8m
Google Custom Search
Harness the Power of Google Google Custom Search allows you to create your own Google search engine that displays results only from the sites you designate. It is a great way to model authoritative web resources for students and to drive them to the best information online. Each CSE is accessible from its unique URL and is embeddable on other websites. http://www.google.com/cse/
Select the sites to be included and/or excluded from search queries. Collaborate with up to 100 people to create and manage the CSE.
Use the CSE statistics to track usage and popular search queries.
Integration Ideas Eliminate specific sites and domains from Custom Search Engines Limit search queries to targeted sites and domains to filter information Create suggested auto-fill and search topics to drive students to the best resources Collaborate on the creation of a CSE Embed a CSE into another website Create a CSE for your own site(s) Share your ideas at http://goo.gl/mod/xN8m
Google Image Swirl
http://image-swirl.googlelabs.com / Google Image Swirl organizes image search results based on their visual and semantic similarities and presents them in an intuitive exploratory interface.
Integration Ideas Use as an alternative for nonlinguistic representations Gather visual data for comparing and contrasting Use as data for evaluating hypotheses Share your ideas at http://goo.gl/mod/xN8m
Authors can create static pages and chronological blog posts. Posts and pages can be enriched with images, audio, video, and embeddable widgets. Blogger offers an easy way to collaborate, discuss, or share your thoughts with others.
Integration Ideas Use Blogger as an alternative for note taking and homework Provide feedback and recognition through the commenting features Showcase student work, including multimedia learning artifacts Transform “turning it in” into “authentic publishing” Have students collaborate through shared authoring Share your ideas at http://goo.gl/mod/xN8m