Using Google Tools in the Classroom

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					Using Google Tools in the
Classroom

    GaETC Conference 2007
          Alan Preis
      Atlanta International School
          Atlanta, Georgia USA
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We all know about search.
What else can Google do?
The Machine is Us/ing Us

The Machine is Us/ing Us
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLlGopyXT_g


Michael Wesch
Kansas State University
Web 1.0
   The web as a collection of static
    documents connected by hyperlinks.
   Emphasis on content.
   Students and teachers as consumers.
   Minimum levels of interaction between
    a web page and its audience.
Web 2.0
   “The network is the computer.”
       -- John Gage (1984)
   The Web as a software application.
   Dynamic content, web-based software.
   Students and teachers as producers and
    consumers.
   Increasing interaction between a web page
    and its audience.
   The Web as a collaboration platform.
The Evolution of Google
   Search engine (c. 1996)
   Acqusitions:
       Blogger (2003)
       Writely (2006)
       JotSpot(2006)
   New products
       Gmail (2004)
       Google Maps (2005)
       Google Reader (2005)
       Google Calendar (2006)
       Google Notebook (2006)
What tools does Google offer
today?
   Google Personalized Homepage
   Google Documents/
       Spreadsheets/Presentations
   Google Calendar
   Google Reader (RSS)
   Google Maps
   Blogger
   …and many more.
Ideas for your classroom
   Collaborative writing workshop with Google
    Documents
   Stay current with research and news with
    Google Reader
   Geographic explorations with Google Earth
   Coordinate events, meetings, and due dates
    with Google Calendar
   Communicate with students from other
    schools with Google Talk
Ideas for your classroom
   Student writing project with Blogger
   Create a customized search for a class
    project with Google Custom Search
    Engine
   Well-organized, high-capacity, (nearly)
    spam-free student email with Gmail
Demonstration and Examples
    Resources
Links to All Google Tools
http://www.google.com/options/

Google for Educators
http://www.google.com/educators/

Google for Educators Discussion Group
http://groups.google.com/group/google-for-educators/

GoogleBlog
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/
 More Resources
Google Operating System (unofficial news and
  tips about Google)
http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/

Google Guide
http://www.googleguide.com/

Google Cheat Sheet
http://www.adelaider.com/google-cheat-
  sheet/
Questions and Answers



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My Contact Information

            Alan Preis
   Atlanta International School
       apreis@aischool.org
         (404) 841-3840

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