Google Tools for Educators
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Google is more than just a search tool. Collaborate with colleagues, collect and share online data, monitor and participate in discussions, read, talk, watch or publish videos, manage photos, create websites, take virtual field trips, and more! Explore innovative ways that teachers and librarians are using a variety of Google's free and easy tools to help students learn.
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Google for Educators includes:
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* Classroom posters
* Teacher Community:
* Some tools you can use for your classroom:
BOOK SEARCH: Many public domain works are online in both 'flash' format or image form. Build your own sharable library. Have students write reviews! With a Google Book search you can search the full text of a book, from beginning to end. http://books.google.com and the how-to info at: http://books.google.com/support
BLOGS: Blogging resources and examples:
CALENDARS -- subscribe to other calendars, such as those published on iCalx, share your own, embed into your websites:
Word processing, Spreadsheets and now Presentations! Collaborate and edit in real time!
Head over to David Jake's presentation on Cartography!
Access your notebooks on your mobile phone by pointing your phone's web browser to http://www.google.com/notebook/m
PICASSA -- a place to store and share photos... create a classroom account.
SKETCHUP -- have students create your school and submit to Google for Google Earth. See examples at:
There is also a request for help to model cities from around the world. Click "Help Model a City" for more details. Your students can help model cities such as Milwaukee, WI.
Also check out "An Educator's Guide to: Google Apps for Education" from FTC Publishing: