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  • 1. Google Illustrated Essentials Expanding Your Productivity
  • 2.
    • Communicate with Gmail
    • Chat instantly with Talk
    • Create and use Groups
    • Blog with Google
    • Enhance your blog
    Objectives Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 3. Objectives
    • Make appointments with Google Calendar
    • Track financial assets
    • Use Google Docs
    • Manage images with Picasa
    Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 4. Communicating with Gmail
    • Gmail is a web-based email client
      • Create and reply to email messages
      • Keep track of contacts
      • Organize messages
    • Located at mail.google.com
    Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 5. Keeping track of contacts Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 6. Sending E-mail Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 7. Chatting Instantly with Talk
    • Use Google Talk to
      • Send instant messages
      • Gmail notifications
      • PC-to-PC voice calls
      • Transfer files
    • Can be used as a downloaded file or Gadget from www.google.com/talk
    • Can also be accessed from within Gmail
    Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 8. Using the Google Talk Gadget Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 9. Sending E-Mail Activity
    • Open Gmail and sign in to your Google Account, if necessary
    • Enter contact information for your instructor and at least two classmates
    • Click the Compose Mail link, then include both classmates in the To list
    • Add your instructor’s email addrss using the Add CC link
    • Attach an existing document to the message
    • Send the message
    Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 10. Talk through your computer Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 11. Talking Through Your Computer
    • Point your browser to www.google.com/talk and install Google Talk on your computer or click the Launch Google Talk Gadget link and log in with your Google Account, if necessary
    • Add the Google addresses of at least two other users
    • Contact one of the users in your Google Talk list and have a conversation
    Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 12. Creating and Using Groups
    • Google Groups is a collection of public online forums
      • Join an existing group
      • Start your own group
    • Located at groups.google.com
    Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 13. Using Google Groups Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 14. Join a group Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 15. Joining a Group
    • Open Google Groups and log in using your Google Account, if necessary
    • Click the Take the tour link to discover what Google Groups has to offer
    • Return to the initial Google Groups page, then click the Browse all group categories link
    • Click the People link in the Groups directory
    • Click the Computers link in the People directory
    • Click the link of a topic in this category that you find interesting and join the group
    Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 16. Blogging with Google
    • Blogger is an online service used to create and maintain blogs
      • Create your own blog using a variety of templates
    • Located at www.blogger.com
    Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 17. Creating a blog Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 18. Create a blog Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 19. Creating a Blog
    • Point your browser to www.blogger.com and log in with your Google Account, if necessary.
    • Create a blog called Your Last Name Family Blog using a template you feel is appropriate
    • Send an e-mail containing the blog address to your family members and invite them to participate in the blog
    • Create an initial post and watch what happens
    Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 20. Enhancing your blog
    • Tabs in Blogger let you make enhancements
      • Posting – edit postings
      • Settings – control formatting and publishing parameters
      • Template – arrange design elements
      • View – see the blog on the Web
    Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 21. Formatting blog elements Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 22. Enhance a blog Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 23. Modifying and Existing Blog
    • Point your browser to www.blogger.com and log in to your Google Account, if necessary
    • Open your family blog, click the Layout tab, then click the Page Elements tab, if necessary
    • Rearrange at least two elements on the page
    • Preview and save your changes, then return to the Dashboard
    Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 24.
    • Google Calendar lets you keep track of appointments (events)
      • Invite others to events
      • Create multiple calendars
      • Import calendars created in other formats
    • Located at www.google.com/calendar
    Making appointments with Calendar Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 25. Making appointments with Calendar Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 26. Create an appointment Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 27. Creating an Appointment
    • Open the Google Calendar and sign in to your Google Account, if necessary
    • Create an event (a surprise party) that will have guests
    • Fill in the appropriate time and place for the event
    • Invite at least three other guests (taken from your contact list)
    • Save the event, then confirm that the event is correctly listed in your calendar
    Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 28. Tracking Financial Assets
    • Google Finance lets you create multiple portfolios to track assets
      • Create an at-a-glance overview
    • Located at finance.google.com
    Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 29. Create a portfolio Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 30. Creating a Portfolio
    • Point your browser to finance.google.com , then log in with your Google Account, if necessary
    • Create a portfolio with a name that’s meaningful to you
    • Add at least three asses that you really do own, or would like to purchase
    • Change the display so the values are displayed in Euros, than change the default currency back to United States Dollar
    Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 31. Using Google Docs
    • A Web-based application used for
      • Word processing
      • Spreadsheets
      • Presentations
      • File folders
    • Located at docs.google.com
    Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 32. Create business files Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 33. Creating Business Files
    • Open Google Docs and log in to your Google Account, if necessary
    • Create a cover letter using documents
    • Create a spreadsheet using Spreadsheets
    • Create a presentation using Presentation
    • Change the status of each of these files so that they can be shared.
    Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 34. Managing Images with Picasa
    • Picasa allows you to organize and edit digital images
      • Make image corrections for contrast and color
      • Crop and straighten
      • Correct highlights, shadows, and color temperature
    • Located at picasa.google.com
    Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 35. Create a photo album Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 36. Creating a Photo Album
    • Download Picasa2, then follow the installation instructions
    • Create an album using images already on your computer
    • Create a contact sheet using at least three of the images. E-mail the contact sheet to your instructor
    • Send an invitation to view your album to your instructor and a least one other person
    Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 37.
    • Communicate with Gmail
    • Chat instantly with Talk
    • Blog with Google
    • Enhance your blog
    Summary Google Essentials Illustrated
  • 38. Summary
    • Make appointments with Google Calendar
    • Track financial assets
    • Use Google docs
    • Manage images with Picasa
    Google Essentials Illustrated