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  1. 1. Google The whole kit and caboodle!
  2. 2. Caboodle <ul><li>Origin </li></ul><ul><li>The words kit and caboodle have rather similar meanings. </li></ul><ul><li>A kit - is set of objects, as in a toolkit, or what a soldier would put in his kit-bag. </li></ul><ul><li>A caboodle (or boodle) - is an archaic term meaning group or collection, usually of people. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What’s on the menu? <ul><li>Search </li></ul><ul><li>Gears </li></ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Gmail </li></ul><ul><li>Site </li></ul><ul><li>Knol </li></ul><ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>Wave </li></ul><ul><li>Talk and so much more…… </li></ul>
  4. 4. That’s a lot of Google!
  5. 5. Search (Tips and Tricks) <ul><li>Try the site: operator to limit the search to a specific site. </li></ul><ul><li>Example oil </li></ul>
  6. 6. Search (Tips and Tricks) <ul><li>Use Google as a calculator. </li></ul><ul><li>Use it as a world clock </li></ul>
  7. 7. Search (Tips and Tricks) <ul><li>Currency conversion </li></ul><ul><li>Area code finder </li></ul>
  8. 8. Search (Tips and Tricks) <ul><li>Word definition </li></ul>
  9. 9. Search (Tips and Tricks) <ul><li>Flight status </li></ul>
  10. 10. Search (Tips and Tricks) <ul><li>~ Helps you find related terms. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Gears formerly Google Gears <ul><li>This is a piece of software that is offered by Google that enable powerful applications and new features to work in your web browser. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Gmail <ul><li>Gears allows you to use Gmail while you are offline. </li></ul><ul><li>You can read mail, label it and compose messages this is all synchronized the next time you connect. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Gmail (Get driving directions) <ul><li>If you enter the address into the email a map link will appear in the right hand column. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Gmail Tasks <ul><li>You can use Gmail to create a task list. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Gmail Tasks
  16. 16. Gmail Tasks You can create multiple lists. You can edit details and add notes.
  17. 17. Gmail (All work and no play…) <ul><li>You can have some fun and play with themes of your Gmail account. </li></ul><ul><li>Before </li></ul>
  18. 18. Gmail (All work and no play…) <ul><li>How to … </li></ul><ul><li>1. Go to settings -> Theme Tab. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Gmail (All work and no play…) <ul><li>After. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Gmail and labels <ul><li>Label are just folders where you can organize your email massages. </li></ul>Go to settings and pick the labels tab to create a new label.
  21. 21. Google calendar <ul><li>Adding public calendar to your personal calendar. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Google calendar <ul><li>Before </li></ul>
  23. 23. Google calendar <ul><li>After </li></ul>
  24. 24. Google calendar (Customize your view) <ul><li>Settings -> General Settings -> Custom View </li></ul>Before After
  25. 25. Google calendar shortcuts
  26. 26. Google calendar (Show weather on your calendar) <ul><li>Settings -> General -> Show weather based on my location and enter zip code. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Google Chat <ul><li>This is Google’s version of and Instant Message Client. </li></ul>Notice that all the chat sessions have been saved.
  28. 28. Google Chat <ul><li>Archived conversation </li></ul>
  29. 29. Google Chat <ul><li>Why do I love chat? </li></ul><ul><li>It is a fast way to communicate. </li></ul><ul><li>You have a record of your conversation and decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a great way to work collaboratively. </li></ul><ul><li>One person gets to speak at a time. </li></ul><ul><li>You can have a meeting anywhere you can make a connection. </li></ul><ul><li>It saves time. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Google Wave <ul><li>What the heck is Google Wave? </li></ul><ul><li>(Check out the video at </li></ul><ul><li>Email was invented 40 years ago. Give or take a year or two. </li></ul><ul><li>Google asked what would email look like if it was invented today. </li></ul><ul><li>Wave is a email like tool that brings in all the good things from social software. </li></ul>I love this product almost as much as I love cookies.
  31. 31. Google Wave <ul><li>It looks like this. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Google Buzz (Built into Gmail and looks like this ) Buzz works as a kind of social media integrator. I am going to add Twitter, Flickr and other stuff.
  33. 33. Google Buzz <ul><li>Your Google profile is where you add your other Social Media. </li></ul>Ok so I fiddled with it for 30 minutes and could get it to do anything helpful.
  34. 34. Google site (
  35. 35. Google site ( <ul><li>Here you can create a website within minutes. </li></ul>Go to Youtube and search on “Google sites tour” to find this video. It is a great introduction.
  36. 36. Google Accounts <ul><li>There are some really helpful tools that use all the time in the accounts section. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Google Account Google alerts are emails that are sent to you when Google finds a new search result that match your search term. These could be web pages, blogs, twitter comments. I use them to alert me to what people are saying about the library. This is another great tool that we use to analyze our web traffic.
  38. 38. Google Account <ul><li>Google Docs now has Google Draw. It was launched 4/12/2010 </li></ul>You can share and collaborate using Google Draw
  39. 39. Google Knol <ul><li>This is a cross between Wikipedia and Squidoo. Google defines a “Knol” as a single unit of knowledge. A knol page can be created by Here are a few ideas for using Google Knol: </li></ul><ul><li>A few reasons to use Knol </li></ul><ul><li>Writing about something you are an expert on </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing your love and knowledge of a hobby </li></ul><ul><li>Creating your own personal web page all about you </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting a product or an event </li></ul><ul><li>Answering a frequently asked question or dispelling an urban myth </li></ul><ul><li>Making a little extra money by putting advertisements on your Google Knol </li></ul><ul><li>anyone that has a Google account. </li></ul>
  40. 40. Google Knol (htttp:// <ul><li>Looks like this. </li></ul>
  41. 41. Google Knol <ul><li>Example </li></ul>
  42. 42. iGoogle <ul><li>This service let’s you create your own webpage with all the handy gadgets that can made getting information so much easier. </li></ul><ul><li>It is simple, just create your own Google account. </li></ul><ul><li>( </li></ul>
  43. 43. iGoogle (Things that I use everyday) <ul><li>Google Reader (Let’s me subscribe to all the blog I want to read) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Calendar (Let’s me know what I should be doing) </li></ul><ul><li>Gmail (Sends me all the alerts and gets me communicate with people outside the organization) </li></ul><ul><li>BBC News (I can keep current with world) </li></ul><ul><li>Slashdot and CNET (Keep me current on the Tech front) </li></ul><ul><li>Chat allows me to work with others. (I am working on an ALA unconference for 2010 with Michelle Boule) </li></ul>
  44. 44. iGoogle (Adding stuff)
  45. 45. Google voice <ul><li>This is a service that enhances your existing phone service. </li></ul><ul><li>The number is attach to you. Not your home, your work or your cell. </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the video ( ) </li></ul><ul><li>Call you Google number at it can ring on any of your devices and you can listen or read your voicemail from anywhere. </li></ul>
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