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iSummit - Google in Ed Preso

  1. 1. Google for Educators Overview Tools and Strategies for Educational Innovation Lucy Gray Lead Technology Coach Urban Education Institute The University of Chicago 1Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  2. 2. I♥Google 2Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  3. 3. New York Google Teachers Academy 3Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  4. 4. Google’s Mission “Organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” 4Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  5. 5. Google Philosophy 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. 5Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  6. 6. Google Philosophy 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. 6Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  7. 7. Ideas worth replicating... 7Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  8. 8. A video is worth 1000 words... 8Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  9. 9. Questions that come to mind... How can we use these tools for our own professional productivity? How can we incorporate these into our own schools? What can schools learn from innovative businesses? What are WE doing differently? 9Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  10. 10. Google For Educators Site http://www.google.com/educators/index.html 10Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  11. 11. Features Recent Projects and News The Infinite Thinking Machine Teacher Community Classroom Activities Classroom Posters Tools for Your Classroom 11Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  12. 12. Recent Projects and News GeoEducation Using Docs in the Classroom Google Celebrates Earth Day 2008 Doodle 4 Google Open Source Contest Geography Awareness Week Weekly Reader and Google Docs Project Spectrum International Cleanup Weekend Google Lunar Xprize Educational Content 12Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  13. 13. Infinite Thinking Machine http://www.infinitethinking.org/ A weblog sponsored by WestEd and Google “Internet T.V. shows” found also in iTunes and Google Video Concrete examples of innovation in education 7 contributors 13Wednesday, July 9, 2008
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  15. 15. Teacher Community http://www.google.com/educators/community.html A Google Group for all teachers Participate in threaded discussions Network with other educators 15Wednesday, July 9, 2008
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  17. 17. Classroom Activities http://www.google.com/educators/activities.html Classroom Activities Exemplary Lessons NECC Presentations Computer Science Unplugged Google Lit Trips 17Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  18. 18. Classroom Posters http://www.google.com/educators/posters.html 18Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  19. 19. Tools for Your Classroom http://www.google.com/educators/tools.html Book Search Earth Maps News iGoogle Web Search Blogger Calendar Docs Groups Page Creator Picasa SketchUp Google Apps Education Edition Custom Search Engine Google Notebook 19Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  20. 20. Google Sites 20Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  21. 21. Tools for Your Classroom 21Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  22. 22. Book Search http://books.google.com/ “Search the full text of books to find ones that interest you and learn where to buy or borrow them.” About Google Book Search Add Google Book Search to your site Google Book Search - News & Views Explore Shakespeare with Google My Library 22Wednesday, July 9, 2008
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  26. 26. Earth http://earth.google.com/ Satellite imagery of the Earth that includes layers of information Content partners include Discovery Education, National Geographic, Wikipedia Still pictures Share files Google Earth Google Earth Community Teacher Meme 26Wednesday, July 9, 2008
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  30. 30. Maps http://maps.google.com/ Google Maps Searchable Directions Street View My Maps Google Maps User Guide 30Wednesday, July 9, 2008
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  41. 41. News http://news.google.com/ Search thousands of publications Use in conjunction with Google Reader via RSS feed Archives Custom news searches and personalized news page Blog search Comments by people in the news 41Wednesday, July 9, 2008
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  50. 50. Personalized Homepage http://www.google.com/ig iGoogle Start page with customized content Other Google apps can be added to your personalized homepage e.g., Co-op search engines Lots of other widget-like doodads available created by outside parties Create your own gadgets Instructions and Tips 50Wednesday, July 9, 2008
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  55. 55. Web Search http://www.google.co.uk/help/features.html Define File Type Currency Conversion Calculator Track Packages Google Help: Search Features 55Wednesday, July 9, 2008
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  60. 60. Blogger http://www.blogger.com/ Free weblog service Restrict access to entire blog Restrict comments Restrict listing in Blogger (still available on Internet) 60Wednesday, July 9, 2008
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  65. 65. Calendar http://www.google.com/calendar/ Google Calendar Editable and shareable by multiple people Mobile capabilities New Features Import/Export to iCal Searchable public calendars 65Wednesday, July 9, 2008
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  68. 68. Google Mobile http://www.google.com/mobile/ Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube for your iPhone SMS: Text 466453 with queries related to: weather, movies, flights, sports, stocks, define, products, calculator, directions, translations, currency conversion GOOG-411 Blogger Google Calendar 68Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  69. 69. Docs & Spreadsheets http://docs.google.com/ Documents, spreadsheets AND presentations Import and export using a variety of file types Share and publish files Open files sent in Gmail directly in Docs & Spreadsheets Examples: Global Warming Project IL-TCE Volunteer Documentation ADE NECC proposals NKO Schedule 69Wednesday, July 9, 2008
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  75. 75. Groups http://groups.google.com/ Public or private Distribute e-newsletters Host threaded discussions Create accompanying web pages using Page Creator Management tools Customize the look of your group RSS feeds 75Wednesday, July 9, 2008
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  78. 78. SketchUp http://sketchup.google.com/ Google SketchUp 3D Warehouse Designing with SketchUp Infowiki SketchUp for Dummies - Aidan Chopra 78Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  79. 79. Custom Search Engine http://www.google.com/coop/cse/ Formerly known as Google Co-op Roll your own search engine using pre-selected sites Embed on your website and blog Bookmark sites directly to list of web sites Others can can contribute to the web sites search Examples: My Search Engines 79Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  80. 80. Google Apps - Education Edition http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/edu/index.html Google Apps for Education Customizable Includes: Gmail Google Talk Google Calendar Google Page Creator Google Start Page 80Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  81. 81. Next Steps 81Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  82. 82. Strategies for success 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 Make generic student accounts for projects Advocate and educate in your district about the power of these tools 82Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  83. 83. Recommended Resources The Search by John Batelle The Official Google Blog Google in Education group within Diigo Google Teacher Center newsletter Google’s YouTube channel 83Wednesday, July 9, 2008
  84. 84. Find me on .... Gmail: elemenous@gmail.com Skype, AIM, Flickr, Twitter, YouTube, del.icio.us, Diigo: elemenous Blog: http://lucygray.org 84Wednesday, July 9, 2008

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