Intro To Google

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A VERY General introduction to Google presented to guests at Sadie Pope Dowdell Library

A VERY General introduction to Google presented to guests at Sadie Pope Dowdell Library

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  • 1. AN INTRO TO GOOGLE What are you missing?
  • 2. MICHAEL J. ELSON Technology Consultant
  • 3. Gmail
      • Google mail = free
      • 7GB storage = a lot!
      • Opens up to other features: Google Docs, iGoogle, etc.
  • 4. Google Calendar
      • Online Calendar = accessible from any connected computer
      • Share calendars with others: friends & family, work
      • Access shared calendars: sports teams, holidays, clubs
      • Task Lists
  • 5. Google Docs
      • Create and share documents
      • Fully-functional word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software
      • Save files as PDF or MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint
      • Documents are stored online
      • Universal access
  • 6. Google Apps
    • All that Google has to offer:
      • Docs
      • Spreadsheets
      • Presentation
      • Talk
      • Mail
      • Reader
      • Sites
  • 7. Google Talk
      • Instant messaging
      • Voice and video chat (Mac & PC)
      • Send and receive voicemails
      • Gmail service works with built-in chat using the Google Talk network.
  • 8. Others
    • Google Reader
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      • Constantly checks your favorite news sites and blogs for new content.
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    •   Google Photos (Picasa)
      • Photo sharing and storage
  • 9. Others
    • Google Sites
      • Google Sites is a free and easy way to create and share webpages.
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    • YouTube
      • Google owns YouTube = complete integration
  • 10. Others
    • Google Scholar
      • Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.
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    • Google Books
      • Searches the full text of books that Google scans.On October 9, 2009 Google announced that the number of scanned books is over 10 million.
  • 11. Google Resources
      • Images
      • Maps
      • News
      • Shopping
      • Translation
      • Blogs (Blogger)
      • Earth
      • Directory
      • SketchUp
      • Search options
        • Wonder wheel
        • Timeline
      • Gears
  • 12. Cool Google Stuff
      • Similar Images Lab - http://similar-images.googlelabs.com/
      • Google.org - http://www.google.org/flutrends/
      • Google Squared - http://www.google.com/squared
      • Google Blogs - http://blogsearch.google.com/
      • Google News Timeline - http://newstimeline.googlelabs.com/ 
      • Google Sets - http://labs.google.com/sets 
      • Google In Quotes - http://labs.google.com/inquotes/
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  • 13. THANK YOU Sadie Pope Dowdell Library South Amboy, NJ