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  1. 1. <ul><li>Google Apps </li></ul><ul><li>in the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Rita Zeinstejer </li></ul><ul><li>Google Teacher Academy </li></ul><ul><li>New York, November 2008 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Google Apps in the Classroom
  3. 3. Why Google apps…? <ul><li>students can use Google Apps to: </li></ul><ul><li>collaborate with classmates using Google Sites </li></ul><ul><li>make a presentation with Google Docs </li></ul><ul><li>keep organized using Google Calendar </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Google apps…? <ul><li>Teachers can use Google Apps to: </li></ul><ul><li>have easy access to their colleagues using Google Talk </li></ul><ul><li>sign up for computerlab or library time using a Google Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>collect assingments online using Gmail or Google docs </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Messaging apps </li></ul><ul><li>Gmail </li></ul><ul><li>calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration apps </li></ul><ul><li>docs </li></ul><ul><li>video </li></ul><ul><li>sites </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>custom email addresses </li></ul><ul><li>shared calendars </li></ul><ul><li>collaborative websites </li></ul><ul><li>shared online documents </li></ul><ul><li>safe instant messaging </li></ul><ul><li>easy-to-use customizable start page </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>share documents, spreadsheets and presentations online without the inconvenience of attachments </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 11. Why use Google Docs? <ul><li>Students can: </li></ul><ul><li>work on their files from any pc </li></ul><ul><li>get instant feedback </li></ul><ul><li>publish papers and presentations to an authentic audience </li></ul>
  9. 12. Why use Google Docs? <ul><li>Teachers can: </li></ul><ul><li>provide timely feedback to stds at any point </li></ul><ul><li>collaborate with colleagues (material/assessment) </li></ul><ul><li>publish handouts for stds and parents </li></ul>
  10. 13. <ul><li>free video sharing website </li></ul><ul><li>upload video clips to Google's web servers </li></ul><ul><li>make your own media available free of charge </li></ul><ul><li>securely share videos of recorded classes, lectures, school events </li></ul><ul><li>confidential info kept privately </li></ul><ul><li>easily email your video to friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>post your video to your blog or website </li></ul><ul><li>Storage limit of 3GB per user shared with the entire domain. </li></ul>
  11. 14. <ul><li>create custom websites quickly </li></ul><ul><li>share documents, videos, calendars, charts and other information </li></ul><ul><li>all in one place </li></ul><ul><li>control over who has access </li></ul>
  12. 16. Students can use Google Sites to: <ul><li>manage a to-do list for their assignments </li></ul><ul><li>create a personal portfolio of their work </li></ul><ul><li>collaborate and share ideas for group work and peer tutoring </li></ul>
  13. 17. Teachers can use Google Sites to: <ul><li>create a class page </li></ul><ul><li>allow stds to create pages </li></ul><ul><li>include tutorial videos </li></ul><ul><li>collaborate with other teachers/ school-wide projects </li></ul><ul><li>manage international projects </li></ul>
  14. 18. Additional Apps <ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Google Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Google Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Google News </li></ul><ul><li>Google Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Google Toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Google Search </li></ul><ul><li>Google SketchUp </li></ul><ul><li>Knol </li></ul><ul><li>Picassa </li></ul>
  15. 19. <ul><li>personalized home page </li></ul><ul><li>at-a-glance access to key info </li></ul><ul><li>educational gadgets </li></ul><ul><li>easily removed/ added </li></ul>
  16. 20. http:// / ig
  17. 21. iGoogle gadgets (themes selection) <ul><li>&quot; Framed Photo &quot; displays a series of photos </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; GoogleGram &quot; creation of special daily messages </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; Daily Me &quot; displays user's current mood and feelings </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; Free Form &quot; allows the user to input text /images </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; YouTube Channel &quot; displays videos from a YouTube channel, </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; Personal List &quot; allows user to create a list of items </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; Countdown &quot; countdown timer </li></ul>
  18. 22. Why use iGoogle? <ul><li>Students can use it to: </li></ul><ul><li>stay informed, news & events </li></ul><ul><li>add gadgets: </li></ul><ul><li>class calendars </li></ul><ul><li>to-do lists </li></ul><ul><li>encyclopedias & dictionaries </li></ul><ul><li>create customized tabs for assignments, activities, personal interests </li></ul>
  19. 23. Why use iGoogle? <ul><li>Teachers can use it to: </li></ul><ul><li>unleash stds creativity by having them make their own gadgets </li></ul><ul><li>keep up-to-date with their blogs </li></ul><ul><li>plan/organize their instructional day </li></ul><ul><li>develop a custom tab to access their professional network </li></ul>
  20. 24. <ul><li>free, downloadable </li></ul><ul><li>combines satellite imagery, maps, 3D terrain, 3D buildings </li></ul><ul><li>explore organizations (NASA, Discovery Education) </li></ul><ul><li>explore night sky </li></ul>
  21. 25. Why use Google Earth…? <ul><li>Students can use it to: </li></ul><ul><li>create tours of their school/community </li></ul><ul><li>study climate change </li></ul><ul><li>/effects of global warming </li></ul><ul><li>track earthquakes in real time </li></ul><ul><li>explore animal kingdom with national Geographic content </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can use it to: </li></ul><ul><li>set the scene for various lessons </li></ul><ul><li>adapt abstract lessons to the real world : interaction with real-time data </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  22. 26. <ul><li>allows users to start their own email discussion groups/ message boards </li></ul><ul><li>browse archives of Usenet groups . </li></ul><ul><li>search or browse for information </li></ul><ul><li>join a group </li></ul><ul><li>join in on what others are talking about </li></ul>create custom discuss
  23. 27. Why use Google Groups? <ul><li>Students can use it to: </li></ul><ul><li>extend class discussion online </li></ul><ul><li>share ideas, store docs, organize web resources working on a team project </li></ul><ul><li>Create a private group for school clubs/sports teams to share latest news, announcements, pix </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can use it to: </li></ul><ul><li>make class handouts, reading material, assignments, web links available for stds and parents </li></ul><ul><li>send email announcements to parents </li></ul><ul><li>centralize resources & communication </li></ul>
  24. 28. <ul><li>free web mapping service application </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>It provides: </li></ul><ul><li>terrain maps </li></ul><ul><li>satellite imagery </li></ul><ul><li>photographic street views </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  25. 29. Why use Google maps? <ul><li>Students can use it to: </li></ul><ul><li>keep track of class penpals </li></ul><ul><li>virtual tour countries (transportation/hotels/sight-seeing) </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about plant/animal life by embedding info on habitats in maps </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can use it to: </li></ul><ul><li>plan a field trip with stds </li></ul><ul><li>create a school map </li></ul><ul><li>teach historical events by embedding docs into interactive maps </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  26. 30. <ul><li>browse top stories </li></ul><ul><li>search for a specific topic </li></ul><ul><li>personalize your news page </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  27. 31. Why use Google News? <ul><li>Students can use it to: </li></ul><ul><li>compare and contrast events </li></ul><ul><li>find primary docs (+200 years) </li></ul><ul><li>access news from cells </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can use it to: </li></ul><ul><li>personalize their news page: stay informed </li></ul><ul><li>search news for particular story relevant to a day’s lesson </li></ul><ul><li>model for stds to examine bias and reliability in the news </li></ul>
  28. 32. bookmarks <ul><li>save your favorite sites and attach labels and annotations </li></ul><ul><li>store securely online </li></ul><ul><li>accessible from other computers </li></ul><ul><li>all your bookmarks are private </li></ul><ul><li>use the &quot;Import bookmarks&quot; option </li></ul>
  29. 34. <ul><li>Keep track of your favorite websites </li></ul><ul><li>Stay up to date constantly checks your favorite news sites and blogs for new content. </li></ul><ul><li>Simplify your reading experience shows you all of your favorite sites in one convenient place. </li></ul><ul><li>Discover new content integrated feed search makes it easy to find new content that interests you. </li></ul>
  30. 35. Why use Google Reader..? <ul><li>Students can use it to… </li></ul><ul><li>keep updated on current events & news </li></ul><ul><li>collect, annotate and share research for collaborative projects </li></ul><ul><li>read items shared by teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can use it to…. </li></ul><ul><li>keep track of stds’ blogs in one place </li></ul><ul><li>follow other educators’ blogs </li></ul><ul><li>share relevant news articles with stds & colleagues </li></ul>
  31. 36. <ul><li>widely recognized as the world’s largest search engine! </li></ul><ul><li>access… </li></ul><ul><li>* quotes </li></ul><ul><li>* maps </li></ul><ul><li>* news </li></ul><ul><li>* videos </li></ul><ul><li>* images </li></ul><ul><li>* books </li></ul>
  32. 37. Why use Google Search? <ul><li>Students can use it to… </li></ul><ul><li>research class topics </li></ul><ul><li>search for images </li></ul><ul><li>search the web from their mobile phones </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can use it to… </li></ul><ul><li>translate pages </li></ul><ul><li>search for instructional materials in specific formats </li></ul><ul><li>use “safe search” settings to restrict results on stds pc’s </li></ul>
  33. 38. <ul><li>Modeling software that empowers stds to be 3D designers: </li></ul><ul><li>buildings </li></ul><ul><li>trees </li></ul><ul><li>cars </li></ul><ul><li>cities </li></ul>http://
  34. 39. Why use SketchUp? <ul><li>Students can use it to… </li></ul><ul><li>visualize geometry and other mathematical concepts </li></ul><ul><li>create model buildings </li></ul><ul><li>learn about architecture </li></ul><ul><li>design full-scale 3D environments </li></ul><ul><li>easily share designs </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can use it to… </li></ul><ul><li>engage stds </li></ul><ul><li>recreate historical settings </li></ul><ul><li>illustrate theoretical concepts (chemical reactions) </li></ul><ul><li>create (3D packaging, home models, towns) </li></ul>
  35. 40. Knol: a unit of knowledge <ul><li>an authoritative article about a specific topic </li></ul><ul><li>write & share </li></ul><ul><li>invite collaborators </li></ul><ul><li>keep authorship </li></ul><ul><li>http:// /k </li></ul>
  36. 41. Why use Knol? <ul><li>Students can use it to… </li></ul><ul><li>conduct research & verify authority of info </li></ul><ul><li>publish project ( a how-to doc, game rules ) </li></ul><ul><li>collaborate as fellow authors to add richness to knols </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can use it to… </li></ul><ul><li>teach info literacy/ how to evaluate reliability </li></ul><ul><li>share lesson plans with colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>provide doc with school rules </li></ul>
  37. 42. Picasa
  38. 43. Why use Picasa? <ul><li>Students can use it to… </li></ul><ul><li>organize & manage photos for projects & reports </li></ul><ul><li>quickly edit </li></ul><ul><li>share photos </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can use it to… </li></ul><ul><li>create albums </li></ul><ul><li>create a slideshow </li></ul><ul><li>share fieldtrips with parents </li></ul>
  39. 45. <ul><li>free accounts </li></ul><ul><li>use your school domain </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  40. 46. Blogger in the Classroom <ul><li>helps create rich multimedia posts with text, links, pictures and videos </li></ul><ul><li>visitors can comment on posts and subscribe to blogs using a feed reader </li></ul>
  41. 47. Why using Blogger? <ul><li>Students can use it to… </li></ul><ul><li>keep a reflective learning journal </li></ul><ul><li>post messages, photos, videos </li></ul><ul><li>share school work </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can use it to… </li></ul><ul><li>post resources, lessons & homework asssignments </li></ul><ul><li>keep parents updated </li></ul><ul><li>reflect on their teaching practice </li></ul><ul><li>share with educators </li></ul>