Most of our students don’t remember life without Google or the internet… And they don’t work alone.
"College students spend the majority of their time on the internet as opposed to other mediums … <ul><ul><li>Lowe, Veronica. "Study: College Students' Internet Use - iMedia Connection." IMedia Connection: Interactive Marketing News, Features, Podcasts and Video . 20 July 2006. IMedia Communications, Inc. 10 Feb. 2009 <http://www.imediaconnection.com/news/10466.asp>. </li></ul></ul>"… They no longer just surf websites, rather they now … communicate with peers, conduct research, share photos and view videos.” Jennifer Floren, founder and CEO of Experience Inc . (not alone)
We can meet them where they live by using G o o g l e A p p s
(You probably knew this…) Google offers more than a search engine!
Google Docs Live link Create new documents or upload existing documents
Google Docs Share a document so others can edit it online
Google Docs You can check the history of all revisions by the users. You can roll back to an earlier version.
Google Docs Publish a finished file in a webpage or blog… Or download as .doc, .rtf, .pdf, .html, .xls, or .zip files
Google Spreadsheets <ul><li>Create a survey or a quiz </li></ul><ul><li>Invite others to submit answers online or provide a link </li></ul><ul><li>Answers appear in a spreadsheet in Google Docs </li></ul>Live link
Google Spreadsheets <ul><li>Like Excel files, data can be tallied with formulas. </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet can be shared for editing by others or kept private. </li></ul>
Google Groups vs Blackboard <ul><li>Unlike discussions in Blackboard, discussions in Google Groups can be opened to users outside the course. </li></ul><ul><li>This allows cross-curricular interaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine several classes communicating on one common topic… </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine inviting the world to join the discussion! </li></ul>
Google Groups vs Blackboard Did you know you can also enjoy group chats in real time on Google?
Google Apps help us reach 21 st Century learners, who are naturally inclined to explore the world online! Watch the following video, showing school systems using Google Apps.
Enjoy the video on the next slide, showing school systems using Google Apps.
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