Google Ease Part I


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Wow. Google offers so many tools to make my teaching life much easier. Here I share the first part in a series with my fellow teachers how to use Google's freebies with ease...

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Google Ease Part I

  1. 1. Google EasePart I<br />Making the most of Google’s <br />online resources<br />By Sara Dagen<br />
  2. 2. Google mail<br />Your first step to “Google Ease” is to sign up for a gmail account.<br />Go to to get it.<br />
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  4. 4. Google mail<br />Sign up for an account and write down the information your email address and password.<br />You’ll definitely need the information often while using Google’s tools.<br />
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  6. 6. Google mail<br />You’ll be able to create a theme and do many other cool things with your mailbox.<br />But that’s not what this slide show is about. So do that later.<br />Check out the choices at the top left of your mailbox page.<br />
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  8. 8. Moving on in Google mail<br />The first thing you need to do is explore Google Docs.<br />Click on Documentson the top left of the page.<br />
  9. 9. This page is what you’ll see when you click on Documents from the gmail page.<br />
  10. 10. Google Docs<br />Google Docs allows you to upload your documents and create documents online.<br />You can also share those documents as documents or share them as a webpage.<br />You can invite collaborators or viewers or simply keep your files private.<br />
  11. 11. Upload a file to Google Docs<br />Click on Upload.<br />
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  13. 13. This is what you’ll see next.<br />
  14. 14. Search your computer for the file you want or find the file on the web. Rename it or not. Then upload.<br />
  15. 15. Upload a file to Google Docs<br />Choose a file from your computer or from a website.<br />Rename it, if you’d like.<br />Click Upload to upload file.<br />
  16. 16. This is what pops up when you click Upload. Of course, it won’t be this file of mine… I hope.<br />
  17. 17. Upload a file to Google Docs<br />Your file will open up in the window.<br />Click on Save and Close(top right), if you’re ready to move on.<br />If you’d rather share your document, click on Share (top right).<br />
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  19. 19. Share and share alike<br />Click on Share with others.<br />Choose to make your “share-ee” a collaborator or viewer.<br />Click Invite Collaborators or Invite Viewers.<br />
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  21. 21. You’ll get this box next and can type a personal message to your collaborator or viewer.<br />
  22. 22. Shared and shared alike<br />Now that you’ve shared your file, you can simply click on Save and Close.<br />But you could also click on Publish as web page, if you’d like to do so. <br />
  23. 23. When you click on Publish as a web page, you’ll get this page.<br />Click Publish document.<br />
  24. 24. Now this page, lovely as it is, is a webpage with a web address all its own. When I update the page, it automatically updates the webpage. <br />
  25. 25. Create a file within Google Docs<br />You can also create a variety of documents from scratch using Docs.<br />You can even create tests or surveys through Docs plus use templates to make it even simpler.<br />Whatever you create can be saved, shared, and linked to through other Docs or even Google Sites. (Check out Part 2.)<br />
  26. 26. Much more to come. Check out <br />Google Ease Part II.<br />