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  • Ideas, resources, activities, search posters.
  • Includes some videos with advice from parents who work at google Safety settings for search, youtube, etc. Advice from partner organizations
  • Tries to predict what you’re searching for Displays predicted results as you type. Results change as you type. Some might find the motion a bit distracting. You can turn it off. Value? Quickly scan results as you’re searching and modify strategy. Good for those who can scan quickly, not so good for others.
  • Do a search Select options on sidebar Wonder Wheel view Helps focus topics.
  • Uses Google Squared to find related topics or similar topics.
  • Synchronizes with your google bookmarks.
  • Synchs with phone
  • New sidebar – knows what type of search you’ve done. This one brings up shopping resutss Search options sidebar introduced in mid 2009. New options are frequently added. Always check! Lots more limiters on the sidebar than there used to be. Will vary by search
  • Lots more limiters on the sidebar than there used to be. Will vary by search
  • Handy for researching content in other languages – Picks the most appropriate language for your query Translates your query into that language Finds results and translates them back into your language for you.
  • Results from people you’re connected to and the people they’re connected to And from the blogs and resources you subscribe to.
  • Displays results that refer to dates along a timeline. Pulls from web pages, google books, articles and more. Can be useful in finding primary sources
  • Options sidebar for Images search Note: still have to go to ADVANCED SEARCH to limit to images that can be reused.
  • Incorporated into regular search now – had been in google labs Search for an image, look for SIMILAR link below image in popup
  • This was a test of live updating of search results that some users saw in August 2010
  • Class project
  • Create an intro to a class unit Pick a topic and have them create story to illustrate it
  • Use article title or URL
  • Been around in Google Labs for years, but handy!
  • Day by day – top search terms
  • Recently acquired by google – searchable by texting and web.
  • Complete list of World Bank indicators currently available: CO2 emissions per capita , Electricity consumption per capita , Energy use per capita , Exports as percentage of GDP , Fertility rate , GDP deflator change , GDP growth rate , GNI per capita in PPP dollars , Gross Domestic Product , Gross National Income in PPP dollars , Imports as percentage of GDP , Internet users as percentage of population , Life expectancy , Military expenditure as percentage of GDP , Mortality rate, under 5 , Population , and Population growth rate .
  • Articles and citations from scholarly publishers, preprints, publication databases and more Links to full text articles where possible Connect to your local academic library through the Scholar Preferences screen.
  • Full text
  • full text legal opinions from U.S. federal and state district, appellate and supreme courts
  • Halifax Nova scotia Gazette from 1753
  • More things you can do with a news search. Do a NEWS SEARCH and get updates to that search by EMAIL
  • Igoogle is a great way to organize lots of information and services all in one place Calendar, to do lists, search boxes for various servcies Library catalog search box Gmail
  • Also lets you gather headlines and updates from lots of other web sites. Any site that has an RSS feed Latest headlines are updated here whenever the original site gets updated.
  • Find a source you want to keep up with Find the RSS link
  • So what else has rss feeds? Magazines Newspapers Youtube Flickr Delicious Yahoo subject searches Google news searches Commercial databases like ebsco and gale
  • OR BY RSS Great for kids tracking topics.
  • Alternative to iGoogle Focused on reading tons of rss feeds Doesn’t have the extra calendars, to do lists, games, etc that iGoogle has Use Folders to organize feeds by topic
  • Share = meant to be shared with your contacts Star = save it for later reference Note = add a note about the post Add Comment = comments can be read by others Email = send to someone Tags = add keywords to help you retrieve items later.
  • Create documents, presentation slides and spreadsheets. Share with others as collaborators. Work on a doc together They can edit at the same time as you View history of changes and revert back to earlier versions if needed Can export in a number of formats. Can import also. Important to back up your work! Get a URL to let others view your work,
  • Here you can see comments from multiple editors Ideas? Groups can write a report or create a presentation Students can write a story together Write a script for a play Edit articles for school paper Students can write comments on other’s projects Teachers & parents can see how a project is coming along and redirect if need be Teacher can track who’s doing what on a project Students can create portfolios of work - docs, presentations, etc. Teachers know when the assignment was turned in. No more “dog ate my homework”
  • Also has a great option for creating a survey form. The data from the survey gets stored in a spreadsheet. Forms can have multiple pages and You can have a form branch to a different page depending on the respondent’s answer! Cool. The form has a public URL you can send out to anyone. Handy!
  • And of course the a regular spreadsheet has all the options for doing calculations.
  • Forms can have multiple pages You can have a form branch to a different page depending on the respondent’s answer! Cool.
  • Lets you create a group of web pages. Students can use these to gather work in one place Work collaboratively on pages Easy to add their google docs to the pages Create links to external resources etc. Create a classroom page with news, resources etc. And links to student work.
  • Lets you create a group of web pages. Students can use these to gather work in one place Work collaboratively on pages Easy to add their google docs to the pages Create links to external resources etc. Create a classroom page with news, resources etc. And links to student work.
  • Choice of layouts Added a list of links to research tools Embedded my google doc and preso slides in progress Content on this page updates when the originals are edited in Google Docs Include a feedback form to get responses from other students.
  • While we’re on the topic of being organized…. Lets look at google’s calendars.
  • Share events, schedules, deadlines, holidays. Teachers, students, administrators Library schedule – block out times for classes, teachers, projects, events. Everyone can see when you’re available or not! Everyone can see how lively and busy your library is!
  • Added a public calendar with UK holidays
  • Finding calendars to add to yours Ask your friends if they have them Look at other web sites – I found this on a public library web site, clicked on a link and it took me to google calendar Could have a collaborative professional development calendar for your region.
  • Add your calendar to your own web sites.
  • Copy and paste this code to the spot on your web page, blog or wiki where you want your calendar to appear. Changes will show up whenever the web page is loaded.
  • Calendar can be added to you igoogle page
  • Picasa is great for organizing your photos and has terrific face recognition
  • Argyle Cut – Sydney – cut through a sandstone ridge – project begun by convicts in mid 1880’s to connect Sydney Cove & Darling Harbor.
  • Go to Click on My Maps Create a new Map Title and Description Choice of public or private Ability to import kmz, kml or georss data Or url from special mapping sites. Options to invite collaborators and give them editing rights.
  • Once your map is open and you’re in EDIT mode , do a search to find spots to mark on the map. Also saves all your locations as a file that you can open in Google Earth for more detailed views. Exports as .kml file.
  • Lets you add placemarks, add notes and links. Click on the blue placemark to get a selection of symbols
  • Layers with photos. Export a map from Google Maps as .kml file and open in Google earth to get tons more info! Not sure I’m going to hike this!
  • Exported this map to Google Maps EG: hiking trails. on a few extra layers in Google earth I found some hiking trail info.
  • Wonderful project using google earth – Google Lit Trips. Jerome Burg
  • Possum Magic Lit Trip had a link to the google book search Brought up reviews of the book
  • Layers of information about global events, links to information, pictures, video, etc. Darfur =- US Holocaust Memorial Museum Information on destroyed and damaged villages Links to information from various agencies working and monitoring the region. Stories of real people Zoom in and see the outlines of destroyed villages.
  • Timeline feature – some areas of the maps have historical photos. This is Lake Chad in Cameroon. Showing the encroaching desert.
  • Back to something lighter, I used the Ruler Path to measure the distance I walked one day.
  • Google Ocean – lots of ocean info and geography of the ocean.
  • Can’t forget about the sky and mars
  • Impact crater on mars
  • Create your own group to focus on a book discussion, plan an event, classroom group, etc.
  • Draw 3d objects!
  • Google Search & Tools Update - North Country

    1. 1. Google Search Update True North Professional Development Conference October 8, 2010 Polly-Alida Farrington
    2. 3. Slides & resources will be online at:
    3. 4. Google’s new short URL tool: Add .qr to get QR code: Scan this with your smart phone 1 st tip of the day
    4. 5. What can we cover in 90 minutes? <ul><li>What’s new in search </li></ul><ul><li>Data Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Scholar </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Docs </li></ul><ul><li>Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Picasa </li></ul><ul><li>Maps & Earth </li></ul>
    5. 6. But first….
    6. 7. Google for Educators <ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Posters </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul>
    7. 8. Info for parents & teachers
    8. 9. Google New
    9. 10. “ How search works” - Handy overview for classes!
    10. 11. What’s New in Search? And a few not-so-new tips!
    11. 12. Google Instant New!
    12. 13. Google Instant Music Video 
    13. 14. Google Instant Music Video 
    14. 15. Wonder Wheel
    15. 16. Related Searches
    16. 17. Something Different
    17. 18. Not so new – but handy! Google 411 – Voice Search
    18. 19. Still new to many - Mobile Voice Search No more klutzy typing on tiny keypads!
    19. 20. Virtual Keyboard – Wow! (language tools link) Hot!
    20. 21. Personalized Search with Stars
    21. 22. Stars on Maps
    22. 24. Stars = bookmarks & show up in iGoogle gadget
    23. 25. Sidebar Tools
    24. 26. Content types
    25. 27. Same results - but more visible
    26. 28. Search Limits – vary by content type
    27. 29. Video Episodes New!
    28. 30. Updates = Real Time Results
    29. 31. Translated Search Hot!
    30. 32. Social Search Hot!
    31. 33. Results Nearby
    32. 34. Results Nearby – Custom Location
    33. 35. Timeline (can help find primary sources)
    34. 36. Images
    35. 38. Advanced Search Options - Images Still only place to limit by licensing. (labeled for reuse)
    36. 39. All new image display New!
    37. 40. Image info on sidebar
    38. 41. Similar Images
    39. 43. Life Magazine Photos
    40. 44. Odds & Ends!
    41. 45. Experiments happen! Google Instant was tested on random folks before it was released to all.
    42. 46.
    43. 47. Google Search Stories
    44. 48. My Search Story 5 Awesome Ideas For Using Google Search Story Creator In The Classroom
    45. 49. Inaccessible content? Maybe not! Headline & cached link worked from Google, but not from search on wsj.
    46. 50. Google Sets (Google Labs)
    47. 51. Google Trends (Google Labs)
    48. 52. Visualize Trends
    49. 53. Aardvark
    50. 55. Mobile Search!
    51. 56. Easier Sign Up w Yahoo account
    52. 57. Data
    53. 58. Election Data
    54. 59. Public Data
    55. 60. Public Data – embed code
    56. 61. Google Data Explorer
    57. 62.
    58. 63. Google Scholar
    59. 64. Google Scholar
    60. 67. Legal Opinions
    61. 68. Embed Google Scholar Search
    62. 69. Google News
    63. 70. Fast Flip View
    64. 71. Google News Timeline (Google Labs)
    65. 72. Really Old News!
    66. 73. News Updates
    67. 74. iGoogle
    68. 80. News Updates via RSS
    69. 83. Google Reader
    70. 84. An RSS Feed Reader
    71. 85. Sharing Items
    72. 86. Connections
    73. 87. Google Docs
    74. 90. Feedback Form, Quiz, Survey
    75. 91. Feedback Form Results
    76. 92. Create New  Form
    77. 93. Multiple Pages & Paths
    78. 94. Tons of Templates
    79. 95. Google Sites Fast, flexible, free
    80. 96. School Library Site
    81. 98. Google Sites http:// /
    82. 99. Create a Site
    83. 100. Easy to Edit
    84. 101. Add Stuff!
    85. 102. Research Project Page
    86. 103. Calendar
    87. 110. Picasa
    88. 111. Tags and more
    89. 112. Picasa - Collages
    90. 113. Finds Faces
    91. 114. Google Maps
    92. 115. Street view on all 7 continents
    93. 116. Explore with photos
    94. 117. Explore with terrain
    95. 118. HyperCities
    96. 121. Augmented Reality A new way to interact with surroundings http:// /
    97. 122. Creating Custom Maps
    98. 127. Export to Google Earth
    99. 128. Explore Related Info - Google Earth
    100. 129. http:// /
    101. 131.
    102. 132. Google Earth
    103. 135. World Events
    104. 136. Photos and Background Info
    105. 137. Lake Chad - Then
    106. 138. Lake Chad - Now
    107. 139. Sometimes “historic” imagery is more current
    108. 140. Historic Map Overlays
    109. 141. Measure Distances
    110. 142. Explore the Oceans
    111. 143. And the Sky
    112. 144. Historic sky maps
    113. 145. And Mars
    114. 146. And still more….
    115. 147.
    116. 148. Blogger Template Designer
    117. 149. Google Groups
    118. 150. Building Maker
    119. 151. Google Sketchup
    120. 152. Questions? Ideas? Share!
    121. 153. Thank you!