A Gaggle of Google Applications


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South Carolina Business Education Association Convention
Myrtle Beach, SC
February 17-20, 2010

Lynn B. Keane and Jake Crumb
University of South Carolina

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A Gaggle of Google Applications

  1. 1. A Gaggle of Google Applications Lynn B. Keane, Ph.D. University of South Carolina Jake Crumb University of South Carolina South Carolina Business Education Association Convention Myrtle Beach, SC February 17-20, 2010 17-
  2. 2. A Gaggle of Google Applications Presentation Outline • Some definitions • Pros and cons of using Google applications • Google applications • Some classroom examples l oom e mple • Resources SCBEA, 2010
  3. 3. Some Definitions • Gaggle – A cluster or group – A gabbling or cackling sound • W b20 Web 2.0 – 2nd generation of the WWW focused on the ability for people to collaborate and share information • Web 3.0 – “the location-aware and moment-relevant Internet” – Todd Lucier • Cloud Computing – A li ti Applications delivered via the Internet d li d i th I t t SCBEA, 2010
  4. 4. Pros and Cons of Using Google Applications A li ti • Pros • Cons – Learner becomes the – Google apps are not expert integrated with LMSs – Work is open to – A student’s work is student s feedback from others open for public – Tools are free and easy criticism to maintain and share – Without guidelines, – Lots of support and could lead to negative tutorials available learning experience – Promotes peer learning – Confidentiality issues and cooperation d ti – P d t can be Products b – Available anytime, accidentally edited or anywhere deleted – Tools can be used outside the classroom
  5. 5. Google Applications Gmail: htt // il G il http://mail.google.com l Gmail is a free, search-based webmail service that combines the best features of traditional email with Google's search technology. SCBEA, 2010
  6. 6. Google Applications Google Docs: http://docs.google.com http://docs google com Google Docs is an easy-to-use online word processor, spreadsheet and presentation editor. SCBEA, 2010
  7. 7. Google Applications Google Sites: http://sites.google.com http://sites google com Google Sites is an online application that makes creating a team website as easy as editing a document. SCBEA, 2010
  8. 8. Google Applications iGoogle: http://www google com/ig http://www.google.com/ig iGoogle lets you create a personalized homepage that contains a Google search b at th t t i G l h box t the top, and your choice d h i of any number of gadgets below. SCBEA, 2010
  9. 9. Google Applications Google Earth: http://earth.google.com G l E th htt // th l Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, t i terrain, 3D b ildi i buildings, f from galaxies i outer l i in t space to the canyons of the ocean. SCBEA, 2010
  10. 10. Google Applications Google Groups: http://groups.google.com A Google Group is a user-owned group created using the Google Groups service. SCBEA, 2010
  11. 11. Google Applications Google Maps: http://maps.google.com http://maps google com Google Maps is a basic web mapping service application. SCBEA, 2010
  12. 12. Google Applications Google News: http://news.google.com http://news google com Google News is an automated news aggregator aggregator. SCBEA, 2010
  13. 13. Google Applications Google Sketchup: http://sketchup.google.com http://sketchup google com Use Google Sketchup to create, modify, and share 3D g p , y, models. SCBEA, 2010
  14. 14. Google Applications Google Calendar: http://calendar.google.com http://calendar google com Google Calendar is a time management web application. SCBEA, 2010
  15. 15. Google Applications Google Picasa: http://picasa.google.com http://picasa google com Google Picasa helps you organize, edit, and share your photos. h t SCBEA, 2010
  16. 16. Google Applications Google Blogger: http://www.blogger.com http://www blogger com Blogger is a free blog publishing tool for easily sharing your th thoughts with th world. ht ith the ld SCBEA, 2010
  17. 17. Google Applications Google Talk Google Talk is a free Windows and web-based application for instant messaging and voice over internet protocol (VOIP). SCBEA, 2010
  18. 18. Some Classroom Examples Google Blogger • Manage several course blogs from the Dashboard SCBEA, 2010
  19. 19. Some Classroom Examples Google Blogger • Keep up-to-date with course blogs with Reading List SCBEA, 2010
  20. 20. Some Classroom Examples Google Sites • Give web-based, interactive presentations SCBEA, 2010
  21. 21. Some Classroom Examples Google Sites • Create collaborative, knowledge bases SCBEA, 2010
  22. 22. Some Classroom Examples Google Docs • Collaborative writing SCBEA, 2010
  23. 23. Some Classroom Examples Google Docs • Collaborative data collection SCBEA, 2010
  24. 24. Some Classroom Examples Google Docs • Web-based data collection SCBEA, 2010
  25. 25. New Google Applications Google Wave An online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation and a document where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more. SCBEA, 2010
  26. 26. New Google Applications Google Buzz G l B Start conversations about the things y find interesting. g you g Share updates, photos, videos and more with your friends. SCBEA, 2010
  27. 27. Resources • Reynard, R. (2010). Web 3.0 and its relevance for instruction. T.H.E. Journal. T H E Journal Retrieved February 7 2010 from 7, 2010, http://thejournal.com • Yegulalp, S. (2010). The full buzz on Google Buzz. Computerworld. Retrieved February 12, 2010, from http://www.computerworld.com • Google for Educators: http://www.google.com/educators/activities.html • How to use Google apps in the classroom: http://knol.google.com/k/dennis-daniels/how-to-use-google- apps-in-the-classroom/3nfyr4uwyk0hi/8# • Using Google D U i G l Docs i th classroom: in the l http://electronicportfolios.com/google/UsingGoogleDocsinthecl assroom.pdf SCBEA, 2010