Nigel Gibson – November 2010
Who are we?
• Quick intros
Objective
• To look at the tools being made available to us
• To exchange some ideas about how they might be
used
–We’ll t...
Constraints
• I don’t know how specific modules might use them
• I don’t know how they might be developed
• If I list ever...
Process
• I’ll show some slides explaining the background
–(Death by PowerPoint – you know it makes sense!)
• Then we’ll p...
The online stuff
• Will be on my Google account as I don’t have access
through TutorHome yet
• This is the graveyard shift – and it’s 90 minutes
(I’ve had relationships which didn’t last as long!)
So.............
• I’ll try to keep things moving but if you do fall asleep
please don’t snore
Context
• As part of the VLE development the OU has joined with
Google to provide some applications
• Google will also be ...
What will I get?
• Calendar
• Talk (IM Chat)
• Documents
–Word processor
–Spreadsheets
–Presentations
–Drawings
• Sites
ht...
When will I get it?
http://learn.open.ac.uk/file.php/4450/!via/resourcepage/64568819/4450/moddata/resourcepage/GAppsAdopti...
Overarching principles
• Available wherever an internet connection can be made
• Can be accessed on some mobile devices
Let’s look at the tools - Calendar
• Can be synchronised with other calendars (Outlook and
others) and import/export CSV f...
Calendar
Let’s look at the tools - Talk
Let’s look at the tools - Documents
• Can be written online from scratch
• Can be uploaded from local application
• Can be...
File formats
Document types
• Word processor
• Spreadsheet
• Presentation
• Form
• Drawing
Let’s look at the tools - Sites
• Create your own web sites very quickly
• Useful for supporting specific events, i.e. Tut...
Summary
• Lots of new toys
• Some might be of use
• Any questions so far?
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Google apps

469

Published on

Presentation used at OU Region 3 staff development event held at the University of Exeter on 27th November, 2010

Published in: Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
469
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
11
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Google apps

  1. 1. Nigel Gibson – November 2010
  2. 2. Who are we? • Quick intros
  3. 3. Objective • To look at the tools being made available to us • To exchange some ideas about how they might be used –We’ll try to make something! • To point out some useful resources that you can check out later
  4. 4. Constraints • I don’t know how specific modules might use them • I don’t know how they might be developed • If I list everything I don’t know we’ll be here forever......
  5. 5. Process • I’ll show some slides explaining the background –(Death by PowerPoint – you know it makes sense!) • Then we’ll play with some online stuff • We’ll create a resource for reference • Or, if the connection falls over, I’ll try to explain things using the medium of interpretive dance
  6. 6. The online stuff • Will be on my Google account as I don’t have access through TutorHome yet
  7. 7. • This is the graveyard shift – and it’s 90 minutes (I’ve had relationships which didn’t last as long!)
  8. 8. So............. • I’ll try to keep things moving but if you do fall asleep please don’t snore
  9. 9. Context • As part of the VLE development the OU has joined with Google to provide some applications • Google will also be providing student email accounts
  10. 10. What will I get? • Calendar • Talk (IM Chat) • Documents –Word processor –Spreadsheets –Presentations –Drawings • Sites http://learn.open.ac.uk/file.php/4450/!via/resourcepage/65902761/4450/moddata/resourcepage/2010-09-22-GoogleAppsToolset.pdf
  11. 11. When will I get it? http://learn.open.ac.uk/file.php/4450/!via/resourcepage/64568819/4450/moddata/resourcepage/GAppsAdoption-simplified.pdf
  12. 12. Overarching principles • Available wherever an internet connection can be made • Can be accessed on some mobile devices
  13. 13. Let’s look at the tools - Calendar • Can be synchronised with other calendars (Outlook and others) and import/export CSV files • Integrate with other online tools such as “Remember the milk” and weather forecast
  14. 14. Calendar
  15. 15. Let’s look at the tools - Talk
  16. 16. Let’s look at the tools - Documents • Can be written online from scratch • Can be uploaded from local application • Can be downloaded in the appropriate formats • Share with individuals with read-only or full edit rights • Coming soon.... Can be automatically synchronised with changes to local documents, i.e. Press “Save” in Word and the version on Google is updated too (Cloud Connect)
  17. 17. File formats
  18. 18. Document types • Word processor • Spreadsheet • Presentation • Form • Drawing
  19. 19. Let’s look at the tools - Sites • Create your own web sites very quickly • Useful for supporting specific events, i.e. Tutorials • Can be used as a way of aggregating resources
  20. 20. Summary • Lots of new toys • Some might be of use • Any questions so far?
  1. A particular slide catching your eye?

    Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.

×