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    • Google The whole kit and caboodle!
    • Caboodle
      • Origin
      • The words kit and caboodle have rather similar meanings.
      • A kit - is set of objects, as in a toolkit, or what a soldier would put in his kit-bag.
      • A caboodle (or boodle) - is an archaic term meaning group or collection, usually of people.
    • What’s on the menu?
      • Search
      • Gears
      • Chat
      • Calendar
      • Gmail
      • Site
      • Knol
      • iGoogle
      • Wave
      • Talk and so much more……
    • That’s a lot of Google!
    • Search (Tips and Tricks)
      • Try the site: operator to limit the search to a specific site.
      • Example oil site:nytimes.com
    • Search (Tips and Tricks)
      • Use Google as a calculator.
      • Use it as a world clock
    • Search (Tips and Tricks)
      • Currency conversion
      • Area code finder
    • Search (Tips and Tricks)
      • Word definition
    • Search (Tips and Tricks)
      • Flight status
    • Search (Tips and Tricks)
      • ~ Helps you find related terms.
    • Gears formerly Google Gears
      • This is a piece of software that is offered by Google that enable powerful applications and new features to work in your web browser.
    • Gmail
      • Gears allows you to use Gmail while you are offline.
      • You can read mail, label it and compose messages this is all synchronized the next time you connect.
    • Gmail (Get driving directions)
      • If you enter the address into the email a map link will appear in the right hand column.
    • Gmail Tasks
      • You can use Gmail to create a task list.
    • Gmail Tasks
    • Gmail Tasks You can create multiple lists. You can edit details and add notes.
    • Gmail (All work and no play…)
      • You can have some fun and play with themes of your Gmail account.
      • Before
    • Gmail (All work and no play…)
      • How to …
      • 1. Go to settings -> Theme Tab.
    • Gmail (All work and no play…)
      • After.
    • Gmail and labels
      • Label are just folders where you can organize your email massages.
      Go to settings and pick the labels tab to create a new label.
    • Google calendar
      • Adding public calendar to your personal calendar.
    • Google calendar
      • Before
    • Google calendar
      • After
    • Google calendar (Customize your view)
      • Settings -> General Settings -> Custom View
      Before After
    • Google calendar shortcuts
    • Google calendar (Show weather on your calendar)
      • Settings -> General -> Show weather based on my location and enter zip code.
    • Google Chat
      • This is Google’s version of and Instant Message Client.
      Notice that all the chat sessions have been saved.
    • Google Chat
      • Archived conversation
    • Google Chat
      • Why do I love chat?
      • It is a fast way to communicate.
      • You have a record of your conversation and decisions.
      • It is a great way to work collaboratively.
      • One person gets to speak at a time.
      • You can have a meeting anywhere you can make a connection.
      • It saves time.
    • Google Wave
      • What the heck is Google Wave?
      • (Check out the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDu2A3WzQpo)
      • Email was invented 40 years ago. Give or take a year or two.
      • Google asked what would email look like if it was invented today.
      • Wave is a email like tool that brings in all the good things from social software.
      I love this product almost as much as I love cookies.
    • Google Wave
      • It looks like this.
    • Google Buzz (Built into Gmail and looks like this ) Buzz works as a kind of social media integrator. I am going to add Twitter, Flickr and other stuff.
    • Google Buzz
      • Your Google profile is where you add your other Social Media.
      Ok so I fiddled with it for 30 minutes and could get it to do anything helpful.
    • Google site (http://sites.google.com/)
    • Google site (http://sites.google.com/)
      • Here you can create a website within minutes.
      Go to Youtube and search on “Google sites tour” to find this video. It is a great introduction.
    • Google Accounts
      • There are some really helpful tools that use all the time in the accounts section.
    • Google Account Google alerts are emails that are sent to you when Google finds a new search result that match your search term. These could be web pages, blogs, twitter comments. I use them to alert me to what people are saying about the library. This is another great tool that we use to analyze our web traffic.
    • Google Account
      • Google Docs now has Google Draw. It was launched 4/12/2010
      You can share and collaborate using Google Draw
    • Google Knol
      • This is a cross between Wikipedia and Squidoo. Google defines a “Knol” as a single unit of knowledge. A knol page can be created by Here are a few ideas for using Google Knol:
      • A few reasons to use Knol
      • Writing about something you are an expert on
      • Sharing your love and knowledge of a hobby
      • Creating your own personal web page all about you
      • Promoting a product or an event
      • Answering a frequently asked question or dispelling an urban myth
      • Making a little extra money by putting advertisements on your Google Knol
      • anyone that has a Google account.
    • Google Knol (htttp://knol.google.com)
      • Looks like this.
    • Google Knol
      • Example
    • iGoogle
      • This service let’s you create your own webpage with all the handy gadgets that can made getting information so much easier.
      • It is simple, just create your own Google account.
      • (http://www.google.com/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?answer=25551)
    • iGoogle (Things that I use everyday)
      • Google Reader (Let’s me subscribe to all the blog I want to read)
      • Google Calendar (Let’s me know what I should be doing)
      • Gmail (Sends me all the alerts and gets me communicate with people outside the organization)
      • BBC News (I can keep current with world)
      • Slashdot and CNET (Keep me current on the Tech front)
      • Chat allows me to work with others. (I am working on an ALA unconference for 2010 with Michelle Boule)
    • iGoogle (Adding stuff)
    • Google voice
      • This is a service that enhances your existing phone service.
      • The number is attach to you. Not your home, your work or your cell.
      • Check out the video ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4Q9MJdT5Ds )
      • Call you Google number at it can ring on any of your devices and you can listen or read your voicemail from anywhere.
    • Thanks!
      • Slide are at
      • www.tscrobinson.com
      • Email: srobinson@acpl.info