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Steed Educ5611 Module3

  1. 1. Top 10 Google Tips for Teachers <ul><li>By: Amanda Steed </li></ul><ul><li>EDUC 5611 </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Wall </li></ul>
  2. 2. Number 10 Consolidate Your E-mail using Gmail Consolidate Your E-mail using Gmail <ul><li>Do you have a separate e-mail account for work? </li></ul><ul><li>What about an account for strictly personal use? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you ever check your APSU account? </li></ul><ul><li>Wouldn’t it be nice to just check one account? </li></ul><ul><li>With a Gmail account you can read all your emails by checking only ONE account! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Number Nine: Forgotten Attachment Detector <ul><li>Do you ever get email replies that say something like, “you forgot to attach the file”? </li></ul><ul><li>You no longer have to worry! If you are using Gmail, it will remind you that you mentioned an attachment but did not attach it. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Number Eight: Show Options to refine your search Show Options to refine your search <ul><li>Overwhelmed with the responses your search returned? </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Show Options” to refine your search and find exactly what you are looking for without searching through useless information. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to watch a video that will show you more details </li></ul>
  5. 5. Number Seven: Highlight Your Gmail with Labels Highlight Your Gmail with Labels <ul><li>Now that you have all of your email coming in to one account, how do you keep track of the really important ones? </li></ul><ul><li>You can highlight and/or flag emails using Gmail labels. </li></ul><ul><li>Create labels for items that need urgent attention, items that need to be put on your to-do list/calendar, or even highlight the ones that have information you may use later in lesson planning. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Number Six: Google Custom Search Engine Google Custom Search Engine <ul><li>The custom search engine allows teachers to manipulate the information their students are searching </li></ul><ul><li>You control where the information is coming from so you don’t have to worry that your students are being misinformed or seeing things they shouldn’t. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Number Five: Chrome Pass <ul><li>There are so many websites that offer lesson plan prep materials and the each require a login name and password. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have too many different logins and passwords to remember? </li></ul><ul><li>Chrome Pass allows you to look at the user name and passwords for sites you have accessed using the Google Chrome browser. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Number Four: <ul><li>Want to share information from a webpage with your colleagues or your students? </li></ul><ul><li>By using the pdf download bookmarklet you can create a pdf file from any web page. </li></ul><ul><li>pdf files are easier to print and easier to email. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Number Three: Reopen a closed tab Reopen a closed tab <ul><li>“AAACCCKKKKK!!!! I didn’t mean to close that tab, and I don’t remember how I got there!” </li></ul><ul><li>If you are running the Google Chrome Browser you can imply press Control+Shift+T to reopen closed tabs. </li></ul>
  10. 10. filetype:??? <ul><li>Do you wish you had a PowerPoint to share with your students but don’t have the time to create your own? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you wonder if someone else has already created a handout related to your current topic so that you can use your time to focus on something else? </li></ul><ul><li>Google allows you to search the internet for specific types of files. Just use “filetype:” followed by the abbreviation for the file type while searching. For example to find a PowerPoint on The Diary of Anne Frank type “The Diary of Anne Frank filetype:ppt” </li></ul>* Note you can view the file as HTML before downloading it to your computer. Number Two:
  11. 11. And now, what I believe to be the Google tip for teachers...
  12. 12. <ul><li>Pictures are great to use as attention grabbers before a lesson, as well as to help students visualize concepts being taught in the lesson. </li></ul><ul><li>You no longer have to worry about finding a picture that relates to your lesson. If it is out there Google images will find it for you! </li></ul>