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Google Tools for Teachers

  1. 1. Google Tools for Teachers Lucy Gray Education Consultant 1
  2. 2. Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. 2
  3. 3. A sense of fun pervades everything. Risking taking and pursuing’s one passion are encouraged. Everything is in a state of perpetual beta. Continous improvement is important. Creativity and innovation are core Thinking Outside the Box: Google’s Working Environment 3
  4. 4. The Search 4 by John Battelle
  5. 5. Guiding Principles 5 Focus on the user and all else will follow. It’s best to do one thing really, really well. Fast is better than slow. Democracy on the web works. You don’t need to be at your desk to need an answer.
  6. 6. Guiding Principles You can make money without doing evil. There’s always more information out there. The need for information crosses all borders. You can be serious without a suit. Great isn’t just good enough. 6
  7. 7. Applied to Learning Focus on the student and all else will follow It’s best to teach a few things really, really well. Fast is better than slow. Democracy in the classroom works. You don’t need to be at school to need an answer. 7
  8. 8. Applied to Learning You can teach without doing evil. There’s always more information out there. The need for information crosses all borders. You can be serious without a suit. Great just isn’t good enough. Courtesy of Mark Wagner, CUE 8
  9. 9. Twenty Percent Time 9
  10. 10. A Video Speaks 1000 Words 10
  11. 11. Food for Thought.... How can we incorporate these ideas into our own schools? What can schools learn from innovative businesses without becoming “corporate” ? What are we doing differently as institutions? 11
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  13. 13. Google Apps for Education 13
  14. 14. Google Teacher Academy Google Certified Teachers 14
  15. 15. Google Science Fair 15
  16. 16. Exploring Computational Thinking 16
  17. 17. Chrome in Education 17
  18. 18. Google Earth for Educators 18
  19. 19. YouTube in Education 19
  20. 20. YouTube for Schools 20
  21. 21. 21 So, where do you start?
  22. 22. More Even More 22 Blogger Books Calendar Custom Search Docs Earth Gmail Google+ Maps News Picasa Picnik Reader Sites Web Search YouTube
  23. 23. Docs 23 Create collaborative or private documents, spreadsheets, forms, drawings, presentations and fusion tables Varying levels of permissions can be enabled Revision history lets you track changes Commenting and chat in Docs and Spreadsheets Work offline and upload later
  24. 24. My Docs Home Page (Google Drive) 24
  25. 25. Share Folders 25
  26. 26. 26 Templates
  27. 27. Lucy’s iPad Resources 27
  28. 28. Global Awareness Survey 28 Survey: 21stcenturyskillssurvey Results: 21stcenturyskillssurveyresults
  29. 29. Global Awareness Results 29
  30. 30. Scott Floyd/TCEA App List 30
  31. 31. Escondido Union School District 31
  32. 32. Liz Davis 32
  33. 33. Flubaroo 33
  34. 34. Presentations 34
  35. 35. Presentations 35
  36. 36. Mr. Stritchfield 36
  37. 37. Tom Barrett 37
  38. 38. Docs Ideas 38 Peer editing during writers’ workshop Lit circle group activities Project management Lab reports ePortfolios Shared lesson repositories Curriculum guides Unit Plans Course evaluations Shared notetaking at meetings and conferences Classroom walk throughs Grant proposals Sign up forms Surveys Book talks Embedded presentations in Google Sites
  39. 39. Sites 39 Easy to use web site creation tool Based on wiki technology Varying levels of permissions can be enabled including page level permissions Revision history available Create templates which can be shared across Google Apps domains Embed media created with Google tools and other Web 2.0 applications
  40. 40. Sites Homepage 40
  41. 41. Goochland Course Guide 41
  42. 42. Cheryl Davis 42
  43. 43. Dolores Gende 43
  44. 44. Mr. Smith 44
  45. 45. Oregon Google Summit 45
  46. 46. Wendy Gorton - CUE 46
  47. 47. Sites Ideas 47 Teacher web site Professional portfolios Repository for departmental meeting notes Accreditation documentation Event planning Professional development resources Assessment Student portfolios Digital science notebooks Book previews
  48. 48. Books 48 Locate information related to millions of books Find full texts that no longer fall under copyright Preview books that are copyrighted Search inside books Locate books in online stores and libraries (WorldCat) Purchase eBooks Save book titles to your Google account through My Library
  49. 49. Books 49
  50. 50. My Library 50
  51. 51. A Sample Search 51
  52. 52.
  53. 53. Book Search Ideas Post your required readings for courses in My Library on bookshelves by topic Post the link to a specific bookshelf within an assignment or on a Google Site Have students search text for keywords or to find quotes Have older students write reviews Embed the Google Book Search listing in a wiki or blog 61
  54. 54. YouTube 62 Create your own channel of content for easy access to digital media Bookmark videos to playlists Record right into YouTube Edit and annotate video Post video from your mobile device “Flip” your classroom using educational video content
  55. 55. Lucy’s Channel
  56. 56. Creating and Curating 64
  57. 57. Curating Use the browse and search functionality of YouTube to find channels and individual videos. Use Filter to refine your query. Create playlists for units that you teach. Set them up ahead of time or create them on the fly. Give links to playlists to students to supplement classroom materials Collect videos created by students to show to parents. Can use private links. 65
  58. 58. Homepage 66
  59. 59. Browse 67
  60. 60. Movies 68
  61. 61. Upload 69
  62. 62. Anatomy of a YouTube Video 70
  63. 63. YouTube for Teachers 71
  64. 64. Playlists - YouTube for Teachers 72
  65. 65. YouTube Edu 73
  66. 66. YouTube for Schools 74
  67. 67. YouTube for Schools 75
  68. 68. Your Channel 76
  69. 69. Menu 77 My Channel Video Manager Subscriptions Inbox Settings Switch Account Sign Out
  70. 70. My Channel 78
  71. 71. My Channel 79
  72. 72. My Channel 80
  73. 73. Edit Your Channel 81
  74. 74. Video Manager 82
  75. 75. Video Editor 83
  76. 76. Subscriptions 84
  77. 77. Suggested Channel Subscriptions 85 • adobeyouthvoices • ArtInstituteChicago • ascdwholechild • BIEPBL • citizentube • ColosiR or RichardColosi • CommonSenseEducators • CZSBrookfieldZoo • ConstitutionCenter • DiscoveryEducation • Edutopia • emarcos • FundforTeachers • GoogleScienceFair • jamestsanders • KeyCurriculumPress • khanacademy • LibertyKidsTV • NASAexplorer • NatGeoWild • NatlWritingProject • OneWorldTV • owypstaff • PlayingforChange • SchoolHouseRocksKids • SMARTClassrooms
  78. 78. Recording & Uploading Video 86
  79. 79. Settings 87
  80. 80. Mobile 88
  81. 81. Sharing 89
  82. 82. Choose Your Own Adventure 90
  83. 83. Potential Uses 91 Flip your classroom Review and remediation Language resources Project research Independent study From Tami’s Tech4Teaching Professional development Student and teacher reflection Writing prompts Field trip documentation Listening/viewing centers on mobile devices using Belkin’s Rockstar splitter Choose Your Own Adventure activities Screencasts Embed a video in a Google Site and have kids answer questions in an embedded Google Form
  84. 84. Activity 92 Upload your video via email. Take out your mobile device. Interview a neighbor. Ask them about their conference experience thus far. Email it to: Visit my channel to see the results:
  85. 85. YouTube Ideas Organize material for courses into playlists Create screencasts and videos for your lectures Subscribe to channels to be updated of new content Look at the subscriptions of friends for channels to subscribe to Have kids access your playlists through their mobile devices Have students design a collaborative project (i.e Life in a Day) Email video to your channel while on field trips 93
  86. 86. Maps & Earth 94
  87. 87.
  88. 88. Google Earth and Maps Ideas View and create Google Earth Lit Trips Appoint a student to be the class cartographer to document locations encountered by your class Enable layers in Google Earth to see supplementary materials Create buildings in Sketchup and import them into Google Earth 102
  89. 89. Custom Search 103 Formerly known as Google Co-op Roll your own search engine using pre-selected sites Embed on your website and blog; integrate into Google Sites Bookmark sites directly to list of web sites Others can can contribute to the web sites search Examples: My Search Engines
  90. 90. Two of Lucy’s Search Engines 104
  91. 91. Custom Search Engine Ideas 105 Create a search engine for particular units Have a departmental or grade level engine with members contributing links through Google Marker Have students serve as curators by creating their own search engines for a unit of study
  92. 92. Google+ 106
  93. 93. Google+ Circles 107
  94. 94. Google+ Hangouts 108
  95. 95. Google Hangouts on Air 111
  96. 96. Search 112
  97. 97. Did You Know? Parisian Love Story
  98. 98. What’s Your Search Story?
  99. 99. Inside Web Search 118
  100. 100. A Google A Day 119
  101. 101. Search Stories 120
  102. 102. Search Education Hub 121 New!
  103. 103. Google Power Searcher Class 122
  104. 104. Dan Russell
  105. 105. Control + F
  106. 106. Organizing a Search What is it I’m looking for? (think about common keywords) How would someone else talk about it? (what words would they use? how would THEY describe it?) Which of those terms would be most common? Which of those terms would be very specialized to this topic? What kind of thing would make me happy? (do I want a single web page, a definition, a collection, an image.... or … ?) 125
  107. 107. Keyword Choice Think about what you are trying to find Choose words that you think will appear on the page Put yourself in the mindset of the author of those words Use synonyms Start broad and use just a few words, then go deep Use contextual terms 126
  108. 108. Other Search Tips Use specifiers Example: [Georgia population wikipedia] Try an image search when normal means fail, you might find something that will be useful or spark your interest in a different way. Word order matters—when it’s not working one way, try another. When searching for common phrases, don’t leave out the “stop words.” (e.g., [ Lord of the Rings] ) Use double quotes to find a particular sequence of words Example: “Daniel M Russell” or “Ursula K Le Guin” 127
  109. 109. Web Search Lessons 128
  110. 110. What Do You Love? 129
  111. 111. General Google Strategies 130 Get a Google Account (Gmail gives you a Google account OR you can make a Google account with any email address) Concentrate on one tool to start Focus on your own productivity Remember that great help documentation is built into every Google tool Encourage your school to sign up for Google Apps Advocate and educate in your district about the power of these tools
  112. 112. Additional Resources The Search by John Batelle The Official Google Blog Google in Education group within Diigo Google Teacher Center newsletter Google’s YouTube channel Google Teacher Academy Resources CUE’s Google Workshop for Educators Resources click on Events and view the agendas to find great resources 131
  113. 113. Lucy Gray elemenous on Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, etc. 132