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  • Ideas, resources, activities, search posters.
  • Includes some videos with advice from parents who work at google Safety settings for search, youtube, etc. Advice from partner organizations
  • Tries to predict what you’re searching for Displays predicted results as you type. Results change as you type. Some might find the motion a bit distracting. You can turn it off. Value? Quickly scan results as you’re searching and modify strategy. Good for those who can scan quickly, not so good for others.
  • Do a search Select options on sidebar Wonder Wheel view Helps focus topics.
  • Uses Google Squared to find related topics or similar topics.
  • Synchronizes with your google bookmarks.
  • Synchs with phone
  • New sidebar – knows what type of search you’ve done. This one brings up shopping resutss Search options sidebar introduced in mid 2009. New options are frequently added. Always check! Lots more limiters on the sidebar than there used to be. Will vary by search
  • Lots more limiters on the sidebar than there used to be. Will vary by search
  • Handy for researching content in other languages – Picks the most appropriate language for your query Translates your query into that language Finds results and translates them back into your language for you.
  • Results from people you’re connected to and the people they’re connected to And from the blogs and resources you subscribe to.
  • Displays results that refer to dates along a timeline. Pulls from web pages, google books, articles and more. Can be useful in finding primary sources
  • Options sidebar for Images search Note: still have to go to ADVANCED SEARCH to limit to images that can be reused.
  • Incorporated into regular search now – had been in google labs Search for an image, look for SIMILAR link below image in popup
  • This was a test of live updating of search results that some users saw in August 2010
  • Class project
  • Create an intro to a class unit Pick a topic and have them create story to illustrate it
  • Use article title or URL
  • Been around in Google Labs for years, but handy!
  • Day by day – top search terms
  • Recently acquired by google – searchable by texting and web.
  • Complete list of World Bank indicators currently available: CO2 emissions per capita , Electricity consumption per capita , Energy use per capita , Exports as percentage of GDP , Fertility rate , GDP deflator change , GDP growth rate , GNI per capita in PPP dollars , Gross Domestic Product , Gross National Income in PPP dollars , Imports as percentage of GDP , Internet users as percentage of population , Life expectancy , Military expenditure as percentage of GDP , Mortality rate, under 5 , Population , and Population growth rate .
  • Articles and citations from scholarly publishers, preprints, publication databases and more Links to full text articles where possible Connect to your local academic library through the Scholar Preferences screen.
  • Full text
  • full text legal opinions from U.S. federal and state district, appellate and supreme courts
  • Halifax Nova scotia Gazette from 1753
  • More things you can do with a news search. Do a NEWS SEARCH and get updates to that search by EMAIL
  • Igoogle is a great way to organize lots of information and services all in one place Calendar, to do lists, search boxes for various servcies Library catalog search box Gmail
  • Also lets you gather headlines and updates from lots of other web sites. Any site that has an RSS feed Latest headlines are updated here whenever the original site gets updated.
  • Find a source you want to keep up with Find the RSS link
  • So what else has rss feeds? Magazines Newspapers Youtube Flickr Delicious Yahoo subject searches Google news searches Commercial databases like ebsco and gale
  • OR BY RSS Great for kids tracking topics.
  • Alternative to iGoogle Focused on reading tons of rss feeds Doesn’t have the extra calendars, to do lists, games, etc that iGoogle has Use Folders to organize feeds by topic
  • Share = meant to be shared with your contacts Star = save it for later reference Note = add a note about the post Add Comment = comments can be read by others Email = send to someone Tags = add keywords to help you retrieve items later.
  • Create documents, presentation slides and spreadsheets. Share with others as collaborators. Work on a doc together They can edit at the same time as you View history of changes and revert back to earlier versions if needed Can export in a number of formats. Can import also. Important to back up your work! Get a URL to let others view your work,
  • Here you can see comments from multiple editors Ideas? Groups can write a report or create a presentation Students can write a story together Write a script for a play Edit articles for school paper Students can write comments on other’s projects Teachers & parents can see how a project is coming along and redirect if need be Teacher can track who’s doing what on a project Students can create portfolios of work - docs, presentations, etc. Teachers know when the assignment was turned in. No more “dog ate my homework”
  • Also has a great option for creating a survey form. The data from the survey gets stored in a spreadsheet. Forms can have multiple pages and You can have a form branch to a different page depending on the respondent’s answer! Cool. The form has a public URL you can send out to anyone. Handy!
  • And of course the a regular spreadsheet has all the options for doing calculations.
  • Forms can have multiple pages You can have a form branch to a different page depending on the respondent’s answer! Cool.
  • Lets you create a group of web pages. Students can use these to gather work in one place Work collaboratively on pages Easy to add their google docs to the pages Create links to external resources etc. Create a classroom page with news, resources etc. And links to student work.
  • Lets you create a group of web pages. Students can use these to gather work in one place Work collaboratively on pages Easy to add their google docs to the pages Create links to external resources etc. Create a classroom page with news, resources etc. And links to student work.
  • Choice of layouts Added a list of links to research tools Embedded my google doc and preso slides in progress Content on this page updates when the originals are edited in Google Docs Include a feedback form to get responses from other students.
  • While we’re on the topic of being organized…. Lets look at google’s calendars.
  • Share events, schedules, deadlines, holidays. Teachers, students, administrators Library schedule – block out times for classes, teachers, projects, events. Everyone can see when you’re available or not! Everyone can see how lively and busy your library is!
  • Added a public calendar with UK holidays
  • Finding calendars to add to yours Ask your friends if they have them Look at other web sites – I found this on a public library web site, clicked on a link and it took me to google calendar Could have a collaborative professional development calendar for your region.
  • Add your calendar to your own web sites.
  • Copy and paste this code to the spot on your web page, blog or wiki where you want your calendar to appear. Changes will show up whenever the web page is loaded.
  • Calendar can be added to you igoogle page
  • Picasa is great for organizing your photos and has terrific face recognition
  • Argyle Cut – Sydney – cut through a sandstone ridge – project begun by convicts in mid 1880’s to connect Sydney Cove & Darling Harbor.
  • Go to Click on My Maps Create a new Map Title and Description Choice of public or private Ability to import kmz, kml or georss data Or url from special mapping sites. Options to invite collaborators and give them editing rights.
  • Once your map is open and you’re in EDIT mode , do a search to find spots to mark on the map. Also saves all your locations as a file that you can open in Google Earth for more detailed views. Exports as .kml file.
  • Lets you add placemarks, add notes and links. Click on the blue placemark to get a selection of symbols
  • Layers with photos. Export a map from Google Maps as .kml file and open in Google earth to get tons more info! Not sure I’m going to hike this!
  • Exported this map to Google Maps EG: hiking trails. on a few extra layers in Google earth I found some hiking trail info.
  • Wonderful project using google earth – Google Lit Trips. Jerome Burg
  • Possum Magic Lit Trip had a link to the google book search Brought up reviews of the book
  • Layers of information about global events, links to information, pictures, video, etc. Darfur =- US Holocaust Memorial Museum Information on destroyed and damaged villages Links to information from various agencies working and monitoring the region. Stories of real people Zoom in and see the outlines of destroyed villages.
  • Timeline feature – some areas of the maps have historical photos. This is Lake Chad in Cameroon. Showing the encroaching desert.
  • Back to something lighter, I used the Ruler Path to measure the distance I walked one day.
  • Google Ocean – lots of ocean info and geography of the ocean.
  • Can’t forget about the sky and mars
  • Impact crater on mars
  • Create your own group to focus on a book discussion, plan an event, classroom group, etc.
  • Draw 3d objects!
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    • 1. Google Search Update True North Professional Development Conference October 8, 2010 Polly-Alida Farrington
    • 2.  
    • 3. Slides & resources will be online at:
    • 4. Google’s new short URL tool: Add .qr to get QR code: Scan this with your smart phone 1 st tip of the day
    • 5. What can we cover in 90 minutes?
      • What’s new in search
      • Data Tools
      • Scholar
      • News
      • iGoogle
      • Reader
      • Docs
      • Sites
      • Picasa
      • Maps & Earth
    • 6. But first….
    • 7. Google for Educators
      • Activities
      • Lesson Plans
      • Posters
      • Community
    • 8. Info for parents & teachers
    • 9. Google New
    • 10. “ How search works” - Handy overview for classes!
    • 11. What’s New in Search? And a few not-so-new tips!
    • 12. Google Instant New!
    • 13. Google Instant Music Video 
    • 14. Google Instant Music Video 
    • 15. Wonder Wheel
    • 16. Related Searches
    • 17. Something Different
    • 18. Not so new – but handy! Google 411 – Voice Search
    • 19. Still new to many - Mobile Voice Search No more klutzy typing on tiny keypads!
    • 20. Virtual Keyboard – Wow! (language tools link) Hot!
    • 21. Personalized Search with Stars
    • 22. Stars on Maps
    • 23.  
    • 24. Stars = bookmarks & show up in iGoogle gadget
    • 25. Sidebar Tools
    • 26. Content types
    • 27. Same results - but more visible
    • 28. Search Limits – vary by content type
    • 29. Video Episodes New!
    • 30. Updates = Real Time Results
    • 31. Translated Search Hot!
    • 32. Social Search Hot!
    • 33. Results Nearby
    • 34. Results Nearby – Custom Location
    • 35. Timeline (can help find primary sources)
    • 36. Images
    • 37.  
    • 38. Advanced Search Options - Images Still only place to limit by licensing. (labeled for reuse)
    • 39. All new image display New!
    • 40. Image info on sidebar
    • 41. Similar Images
    • 42.  
    • 43. Life Magazine Photos
    • 44. Odds & Ends!
    • 45. Experiments happen! Google Instant was tested on random folks before it was released to all.
    • 46.
    • 47. Google Search Stories
    • 48. My Search Story 5 Awesome Ideas For Using Google Search Story Creator In The Classroom
    • 49. Inaccessible content? Maybe not! Headline & cached link worked from Google, but not from search on wsj.
    • 50. Google Sets (Google Labs)
    • 51. Google Trends (Google Labs)
    • 52. Visualize Trends
    • 53. Aardvark
    • 54.  
    • 55. Mobile Search!
    • 56. Easier Sign Up w Yahoo account
    • 57. Data
    • 58. Election Data
    • 59. Public Data
    • 60. Public Data – embed code
    • 61. Google Data Explorer
    • 62.
    • 63. Google Scholar
    • 64. Google Scholar
    • 65.  
    • 66.  
    • 67. Legal Opinions
    • 68. Embed Google Scholar Search
    • 69. Google News
    • 70. Fast Flip View
    • 71. Google News Timeline (Google Labs)
    • 72. Really Old News!
    • 73. News Updates
    • 74. iGoogle
    • 75.  
    • 76.  
    • 77.  
    • 78.  
    • 79.  
    • 80. News Updates via RSS
    • 81.  
    • 82.  
    • 83. Google Reader
    • 84. An RSS Feed Reader
    • 85. Sharing Items
    • 86. Connections
    • 87. Google Docs
    • 88.  
    • 89.  
    • 90. Feedback Form, Quiz, Survey
    • 91. Feedback Form Results
    • 92. Create New  Form
    • 93. Multiple Pages & Paths
    • 94. Tons of Templates
    • 95. Google Sites Fast, flexible, free
    • 96. School Library Site
    • 97.  
    • 98. Google Sites http:// /
    • 99. Create a Site
    • 100. Easy to Edit
    • 101. Add Stuff!
    • 102. Research Project Page
    • 103. Calendar
    • 104.  
    • 105.  
    • 106.  
    • 107.  
    • 108.  
    • 109.  
    • 110. Picasa
    • 111. Tags and more
    • 112. Picasa - Collages
    • 113. Finds Faces
    • 114. Google Maps
    • 115. Street view on all 7 continents
    • 116. Explore with photos
    • 117. Explore with terrain
    • 118. HyperCities
    • 119.  
    • 120.  
    • 121. Augmented Reality A new way to interact with surroundings http:// /
    • 122. Creating Custom Maps
    • 123.  
    • 124.  
    • 125.  
    • 126.  
    • 127. Export to Google Earth
    • 128. Explore Related Info - Google Earth
    • 129. http:// /
    • 130.  
    • 131.
    • 132. Google Earth
    • 133.  
    • 134.  
    • 135. World Events
    • 136. Photos and Background Info
    • 137. Lake Chad - Then
    • 138. Lake Chad - Now
    • 139. Sometimes “historic” imagery is more current
    • 140. Historic Map Overlays
    • 141. Measure Distances
    • 142. Explore the Oceans
    • 143. And the Sky
    • 144. Historic sky maps
    • 145. And Mars
    • 146. And still more….
    • 147.
    • 148. Blogger Template Designer
    • 149. Google Groups
    • 150. Building Maker
    • 151. Google Sketchup
    • 152. Questions? Ideas? Share!
    • 153. Thank you!