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Gone Crazy for Google

  1. Gone Crazy For Google <ul><li>Christine Archer </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Cherokee Trail High School </li></ul>
  2. Ten True Things <ul><li>1. Focus on the user and all else will follow. </li></ul><ul><li>2. It's best to do one thing really, really well. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Fast is better than slow. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Democracy on the web works. </li></ul><ul><li>5. You don't need to be at your desk to need an answer. </li></ul><ul><li>6. You can make money without doing evil. </li></ul><ul><li>7. There's always more information out there. </li></ul><ul><li>8. The need for information crosses all borders. </li></ul><ul><li>9. You can be serious without a suit. </li></ul><ul><li>10. Great just isn't good enough. </li></ul>
  3. Press release <ul><li>“ We've been hearing stories from classrooms across </li></ul><ul><li>the US where teachers at all grade levels are using </li></ul><ul><li>Google products to bring assignments to life, shine </li></ul><ul><li>light on new sources of information, and encourage </li></ul><ul><li>sharing and collaboration. What we also heard loud </li></ul><ul><li>and clear was teachers' desire for more information </li></ul><ul><li>about our products and more connections to other </li></ul><ul><li>educators who are using the web creatively. That's </li></ul><ul><li>why we've launched a set of resources for K-12 </li></ul><ul><li>educators today at www.google.com/educators.” </li></ul><ul><li>October 2006 </li></ul>
  4. edu-google <ul><li>Google for Educators web site </li></ul><ul><li>Google Teachers Academy </li></ul><ul><li>The Infinite Thinking Machine Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership with WestEd and CUE </li></ul>
  5. Familiar tools <ul><li>Google Search </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Google Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>Google Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs & Spreadsheets </li></ul>
  6. Even more <ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Google Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Google Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Google News </li></ul><ul><li>Google Video </li></ul><ul><li>Google Image Search </li></ul><ul><li>You Tube………………..and the list goes on. </li></ul>
  7. Google teasers
  8. Search <ul><li>Define: (word) </li></ul><ul><li>Address </li></ul><ul><li>5*9(sqrt 10)^3= </li></ul><ul><li>Time (city) </li></ul><ul><li>Weather (city) </li></ul><ul><li>Movies (zip) </li></ul><ul><li>Seattle map </li></ul><ul><li>Population of China </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Search </li></ul>Teaching Idea: Be sure to spend a few minutes with your classes on the Advanced Search feature.
  9. Google Calendar <ul><li>Share your calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Search feature </li></ul><ul><li>Gmail integration </li></ul><ul><li>Quick add </li></ul><ul><li>Invitations </li></ul><ul><li>Public, private, friends and holiday </li></ul><ul><li>Manage multiple calendars </li></ul>Teaching Idea: Use Google calendar to manage your project and homework deadlines
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  11. Google Earth <ul><li>Satellite imagery of the Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Still pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Share files </li></ul><ul><li>Street view </li></ul><ul><li>Sky </li></ul><ul><li>Flyovers </li></ul><ul><li>Google Earth Community </li></ul><ul><li>Google Lit Trips </li></ul>Teaching Idea: Have students create a bio timeline of themselves. Show a few each day so you get to know students.
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  13. G-mail <ul><li>Browser based </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t matter if you switch internet service providers </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates with calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Tons of storage </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates Google talk </li></ul>Teaching Idea: Use this email to keep your personal and professional life separate.
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  15. Google news <ul><li>News from thousands of different sources </li></ul><ul><li>Quickly browse top stories </li></ul><ul><li>Search for specific interest stories </li></ul><ul><li>News alerts sent to your email </li></ul><ul><li>Can add to RSS reader </li></ul>Teaching Idea: Personalize the page to fit your classroom needs
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  17. Google form <ul><li>Part of Google docs (which is awesome!) </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Data input straight into spreadsheet </li></ul><ul><li>Great for surveys </li></ul>Teaching Idea: Email a survey link to all your students for a pre-test outside of class
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  19. Olympic tools <ul><li>You Tube channel (news, recaps etc) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.youtube.com/ytsummergames </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Olympic News </li></ul><ul><li>Google gadget </li></ul><ul><li>Google maps </li></ul><ul><li>Google Sketchup </li></ul>
  20. Get started Now! <ul><li>Create a Google account </li></ul><ul><li>Pick one application to try </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the educators site </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the Googlepalooza class in ERO for more guided Google exploration </li></ul>
  21. What will you do Today?

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