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    • Google for Teachers... Books, Docs, Maps, and more. A Free Guide from Free Technology for Teachers. Richard Byrne Freetech4teachers.comSearch Tools Google Books Google News Widgets Google Docs Creating Quizzes in Google Maps Google DocsAn overview of How to access How to put Nine uses of Six ways to use Step by step Google MapsGoogle’s lesser- Google Books custom Google Google Docs directions for beyond the Socialknown search advanced search. News on your beyond word creating a quiz Studies classroom.tools. Google How to embed blog or website. processing and and posting it Directions forBooks, Google books into your Page 8 presentations. online using creatingScholar, Google blog or website. Pages 9-11 placemarks in Pages 4-6 Google DocsNews. Google Maps.Pages 2 - 3 Forms. Pages 25 - 32 Pages 12- 17 About this GuideGoogle offers dozens of free This guide presents uses forresources that teachers and Google Books, Google Docs Formsstudents can use to improve their and Spreadsheets, and Googlelearning experiences. This guide is Maps.intended for teachers who wouldlike to know more about Google Step by step directions areSearch, Google Docs, and Google provided for embedding GoogleMaps. So you know about Google, but do Books, creating and embedding you know how to post a quiz online, quizzes made with Google DocsThis guide begins with an create map placemarks containing Forms, customizing andoverview of advanced Google videos, or how to find free full-length embedding Google News widgets,Search tools that can improve books? and creating placemarks in GoogleInternet search experiences. Maps.freetech4teachers.com 1
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Google Search Tools Google Search Tools Google is best known as an Internet search engine. Here are some search tools Googlestudents should use to improve their Internet search experiences. your is best known as an Internet search engine. Here are some tools to help students improve their Internet search experiences.Related Search Wonder Wheel TimelineRelated search is probably the Wonder Wheel is not as easy to Google’s Timeline option allowsmost obvious search altering find as the “related search” option users to refine their searches byoption offered by Google, but on Google. To locate Wonder the dates referenced in the onlinebecause the related search terms Wheel, click the “more options” materials. Timeline displays aare usually buried at the bottom of link that appears at the top of any chart on which users can click tothe page, students often don’t click list of Google results. Wonder find materials referencing aon the options. Wheel is then found in the list on particular date or range of dates. the left side of the page.A lot of students when given an Timeline is particularly useful foropen-ended research assignment Wonder Wheel takes the concept history students.struggle to pick the right terms to of web and applies it to searchenter into a search. Often once refinement. Enter any search termthey’ve entered a set of terms, in Wonder Wheel and that term Timeline also offers an option forthey’re unhappy with the results. will appear in the center of the refining search results by the dateDirect them to try the related web. Each branch of the web on which something was postedsearch terms that are contains a related search term. online. Users can specify that theyautomatically generated by Click one of those terms and a new want results only from the last day,Google. web will be generated and linked week, month, year, or they can to the original web. It’s a good way specify a particular date or rangeA small tweak in the choice of for student to learn about of dates. Click the “show options”search terms, particularly a tweet connections between terms. link after entering your searchof operator words, can yield terms, to find this option.significantly different results. Each You can see a video of Wondertime students tweaks their search Wheel in action by clicking here.terms, new related search terms Or visit http://freetech4teachers.com/ 2009/05/google-wonder-wheel-in-appear. action.html2 Freetech4teachers.com
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Google Search Tools Explore books, scholarly works, and newspaper archives with these Google search tools.Google Books Google Scholar Google NewsIn Google Books Advanced Search Google Scholar is designed to help Google News search allowsyou can search for full-length students research works from students to scour the web for newsbooks that are in the public scholarly journals, patent stories from Google’s trusteddomain and available for free applications, and legal opinions. sources. Students can refinedownload and printing. Those Google Scholar allows you to read searches by date to look at currentsame books can also be embedded full text legal opinions from US stories (default setting) or to lookinto your blog or website. To find federal and state district courts, back at news stories from yearsfull-length, public domain books, appellate courts, and the Supreme ago. Students can also refine theirgo to books.google.com then select Court. You can search for opinions searches by specifying a particularpublic domain in the advanced by case name (like Miranda v. news source and or a particularsearch options menu. Arizona) or by topic (like school author.In the past I’ve given my US busing). Google News Fast Flip presentsHistory students an assignment in Google Scholars addition of legal news stories in a visually-which they have to read and opinions could be very useful for appealing magazine rack-style.analyze a book about about the teachers and students of US civics. Students can click through theCivil War. As I have more students Google Scholar could help schools covers to find a news story.than our schools library has books reduce or eliminate the need to The Google News wizard makes itabout the Civil War, the huge purchase updated legal opinion easy to customize the look and thelisting of books about the Civil books every few years. content displayed on your blog.War that are in the public domainis very handy for my students. Find Google Scholar at Once you have selected the news content you want displayed and http://scholar.google.com the size of the display, simply copy the code generated for you and paste it into your blog.Freetech4teachers.com 3
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Accessing Google Books Advanced Search The advanced search menu allows users to refine searches to show only public domain works, only full text works, or only books of a particular genre. Users can also build a virtual bookshelf of their favorite works.4 Freetech4teachers.com
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M How to Embed Google Books Into Your Blog or Website. Note, this method does not work for blogs hosted on WordPress.com but can work for Edublogs blogs and WordPress self-hosted blogs. Step 1. Step 2Nullam arcu leo, facilisis ut 5
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Create a Virtual Bookshelf in Google Books.6 Freetech4teachers.com
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Google Advanced Search Take advantage of Google’s built-in search refinement tools to improve your Internet search experience.Freetech4teachers.com 7
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Google News Widgets Use the Google News Widget to display top news stories on your blog or website. Find the widget at http://code.google.com/apis/ajaxsearch/documentation/newsshow/wizard.html8 Freetech4teachers.com
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Google Docs There is more to Google Docs than word processing, presentations, and spreadsheets. Here are some other things teachers and students can do with Google Docs.Word Cloud Gadget Reading Levels Flashcards & Word GamesOne of the lesser known elements of If you select the word count option The Google Docs TemplatesGoogle Docs is spreadsheet gadgets. in the Google Docs tools menu gallery contains three templatesGadgets are designed to take data you will find three indicators of allow you to create flashcards,from your spreadsheets and use it or the reading level of the document word searches, and a word studydisplay it in non-spreadsheet forms. youre creating. Google Docs will game.The Word Cloud Gadget takes the calculate for you the Flesch If youve been looking for just thewords (and numbers if you Reading Ease, Flesch-Kincaid right flashcard program or thechoose) in your spreadsheet and Grade Level, and the Automatic right word search generator, butgenerates a word cloud. You can Readability Index. havent found it, these templatescustomize the Word Cloud Gadget might be what you need. One clearto use the words from all of your advantage of using thesecells or you can specify to draw The Google Docs reading level templates over a commercialupon specific cells. You can also indicators could be useful in program is that you wont becustomize the Word Cloud Gadget selecting Internet articles for exposing your students to anyto link words in the cloud to a students to read. Paste an article advertising on your word searchsearch engine. To add further into Google Docs to quickly or flashcards.utility, you can adjust the Word determine the reading level.Cloud Gadget to ignore certainwords when generating your wordcloud.Freetech4teachers.com 9
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Google Docs There is more to Google Docs than word processing, presentations, and spreadsheets. Here are some other things teachers and students can do with Google Docs.Thesaurus & Dictionary Bibliography Templates TranslationGoogle Docs contains an integrated Google Docs has templates for Google’s translation tool isthesaurus, dictionary, and creating bibliographies in APA, integrated into Google Docs. Youencyclopedia tool. It is a simple tool MLA, AMA, and Chicago Style. can translate any document into use. Simply highlight a word in You can find these templates in the Google Docs into your choice ofyour document then select "look up Google Docs Template Gallery. fifty-one different languages. Toword" from the "tools" drop-downmenu. From there you can find a use the translation feature, just The Google Docs bibliographysynonym, a definition, or an select the "translate" option under templates could be very useful forEncyclopedia Britannica reference to the "tools" drop-down menu. any student that needs to create ayour selected word. Also worthnoting is an image search tool bibliography. Google Docs translation toolintegrated into Google Docs. Just like obviously could be used in ausing the thesaurus tool, simply foreign language class. It couldhighlight a word in your document also be useful if you have studentsthen select "search for images" from that live in homes where English isthe "tools" menu. Suggested not the primary language. If yousynonyms and definitions appear in a need to send a letter home, youpop-up window that floats over thedocument youre working on. can easily print it out in multiple languages.10 Freetech4teachers.com
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Google Docs There is more to Google Docs than word processing, presentations, and spreadsheets. Here are some other things teachers and students can do with Google Docs.Equations & Subscripts Clipboard Quizzes and SurveysGoogle Docs contains an equation The Google Docs clipboard allows Google Docs Forms allowseditor for mathematics teachers you to copy content from a teachers to create a quiz and postand students. Google Docs also spreadsheet and paste it to a it online. All of answers submittedoffers a subscript and superscript document or presentation. by students appear in an easy-to-tool that can be used in writing Likewise, you can copy from a grade spreadsheet.chemical compounds and document and paste to a Along the same lines of creating amathematics equations. presentation or a spreadsheet cell. quiz using Google Docs Forms,The equation editor, subscript, and The most important element of the teachers and students can createsuperscript tools make it possible Google Docs clipboard is that you surveys in Google Docs. Surveysfor math and science teachers and can save multiple selections to can be embedded into a blog ortheir students to use Google Docs your clipboard and access them at website. All responses will appearfor more of their document any time from any internet- in a spreadsheet. After allcreations. With these three tools connected computer. responses are collected users canonline collaborative document choose from a variety of The Google Docs clipboard optioncreation isnt limited to the summation tools built into Google could be useful for editing thehumanities. Science and Docs Spreadsheets. The sequence of an outline or essay.mathematics students can also summation tools will create Students can copy many elementscollaborate to solve equations. graphs of the survey responses. to their clipboards and paste them onto a blank canvas in the order they want.Freetech4teachers.com 11
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M How to Create and Publish a Quiz Using Google Docs. The directions for embedding quizzes into a blog works for Blogger and Edublogs blogs.1. Make sure the first question is "student name." Otherwise you wont know who submitted whichanswers.2. You can mix question types (multiple choice, short answer, paragraph) but if you have too many typesand too many students, the spreadsheet can become difficult to navigate.3. When embedding the form into a blog, make sure you edit the width to fit within your blogs maincolumn. Step One12 Freetech4teachers.com
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M How to Create and Publish a Quiz Using Google Docs. The directions for embedding quizzes into a blog works for Blogger and Edublogs blogs. Step TwoFreetech4teachers.com 13
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M How to Create and Publish a Quiz Using Google Docs. The directions for embedding quizzes into a blog works for Blogger and Edublogs blogs. Step Three14 Freetech4teachers.com
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M How to Create and Publish a Quiz Using Google Docs. The directions for embedding quizzes into a blog works for Blogger and Edublogs blogs. Step FourFreetech4teachers.com 15
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M How to Create and Publish a Quiz Using Google Docs. The directions for embedding quizzes into a blog works for Blogger and Edublogs blogs.16 Freetech4teachers.com
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M How to Create and Publish a Quiz Using Google Docs. The directions for embedding quizzes into a blog works for Blogger and Edublogs blogs.Freetech4teachers.com 17
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Google Docs Translation18 freetech4teachers.com
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Google Docs ThesaurusFreetech4teachers.com 19
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Reading Levels in Google Docs Select Word Count from the Tools Menu to access this information.20 freetech4teachers.com
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Google Word Cloud Gadgetfreetech4teachers.com 21
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Google Word Cloud Gadget22 freetech4teachers.com
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Google Word Cloud Gadgetfreetech4teachers.com 23
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Google Word Cloud Gadget24 freetech4teachers.com
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Google Maps Google Maps can be used for more than just Social Studies lessons.Math Maps Placeopedia Climate Change DataMath Maps are Google Maps on Placeopedia is a website that Geo.me Solutions has created awhich Tom Barrett and others provides additional context for fairly in-depth mapped display ofhave created placemarks which Wikipedia entries through Google global climate data. The map is awhen clicked reveal mathematics Maps. Placeopedia connects Google Map containingquestions for students to answer Wikipedia articles with their placemarks that when openedbased on the maps. There are locations. Click on any placemark reveal current weather data as wellquestions available for every on Placeopedias map and you will as historical weather data. In someelementary school grade level. The be linked to a Wikipedia article cases there is data dating backplacemarks are color-coded to about that place. three hundred years. The data isindicate the level of the questions. recorded from more than 1,500 Placeopedia can be a good tool forBlue = Kindergarten, Red = 1st weather stations around the globe. students to use to do some quick,grade, Green = 2nd grade, Light You can browse through the data general research about a city, state,Blue = 3rd grade, Yellow = 4th sets by clicking on placemarks on or country. Placeopedia is alsograde, Purple = 5th grade. Visit the map or you can enter a search useful for providing geographicalTom Barretts Math Maps page to for a specific location. context for other Wikipediaview the existing Math Maps and articles that references locations. Explore this Google Maps mash-read about how to contribute to up at http://www.geo.me/the existing Math Maps. Visit Placeopedia atLearn more about math maps here http://placeopeida.comhttp://edte.ch/blog/maths-maps/freetech4teachers.com 25
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M Google Maps Google Maps can be used for more than just Social Studies lessons.Paint Map Literary Maps Plan a Bike RoutePaint Map is part search engine, Google Lit Trips provides dozens Google Maps provides directionspart artwork sharing, and part of examples of using Google Earth for traveling by bicycle in moreGoogle Map. The way Paint Map to map out stories. You can use the than 150 US cities. When you enterworks is artists submit images of same concept to create literary a pair of addresses you can choosetheir paintings, write a description maps in Google Maps. Have to get directions for traveling byof the where the painting was students choose their favorite automobile or bicycle. Dont havemade, and then plot that location stories, identify the locations any particular addresses in mindon a Google Map. Paint Map offers mentioned in the stories, and then that you want to ride to? Googlea commenting system through create placemarks on a Google Maps offers suggested bicyclewhich visitors and artists can Map. The students’ placemarks riding routes which you can findinteract. There is a search bar on can include text, images, and by selecting "bicycle" in yourPaint Maps homepage that videos. Google Maps menu.visitors can use to search through On a similar note, you could have Google Maps can be used bythe nearly 500 paintings on Paint students create a story from physical education teachers and orMap. scratch and map it out on a Google health teachers to have studentsPaint Map provides students with Map. plan safe routes for bicycle rides.a global context of the paintings To take the assignment a step For more ideas about creatingthey view. farther you could have students literary maps visit: plan a route, measure the distance,Find Paint Map at http://www.googlelittrips.com and calculate how many calories ahttp://paintmap.com person could burn on that route. There are numerous calorie calculators on the web that you could use for that second step.26 freetech4teachers.com
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M How to Create and Save Placemarks in Google Maps Step 1 - Create a Google Account if you don’t already have one.freetech4teachers.com 27
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M How to Create and Save Placemarks in Google Maps Step 2 - Select My Maps28 freetech4teachers.com
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M How to Create and Save Placemarks in Google Maps Steps 3 & 4 - Select Create New Map then title map.freetech4teachers.com 29
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M How to Create and Save Placemarks in Google Maps Step 5 - Find location and select placemark icon.30 freetech4teachers.com
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M How to Create and Save Placemarks in Google Maps Step 6 - Edit text and images in placemark Step 7 - Inserting videos from YouTubefreetech4teachers.com 31
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O M How to Create and Save Placemarks in Google Maps Step 8 - Click OK after editing placemarks. Click save, then done. Videos won’t display until “Done” has been clicked. Step 9 - Click Edit to add more placemarks or edit/remove old placemarks.32 freetech4teachers.com
    • F R E E T E C H 4 T E A C H E R S . C O MFor more information and more tutorials (including videos) please visit FreeTech4Teachers.com and select “Google Tools Tutorials” from the top menu. Reuse of this guide - You may print and use this guide for professional development provided that you do not charge participants for the guide. You may publish this guide on your blog/ website with proper attribution and provided you do not charge visitors access the guide.About the Author Richard Byrne is a social studies teacher at a Western Maine High School. When not teaching Richard writes the award-winning blog Free Technology for Teachers. Richard is a Google Certified Teacher available for speaking and conducting workshops at your school or conference. To see a list of places where Richard has presented in the past, please visit: http://www.visualcv.com/richardmbyrne Contact Richard: richardbyrne (at) freetech4teachers.com Twitter - rmbyrnefreetech4teachers.com 33