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					         Google for Teachers...
               Books, Docs, Maps, and more.
         A Free Guide from Free Technology for Teachers.

 Richard Byrne"                                                                                             Freetech4teachers.com

Search Tools             Google Books       Google News Widgets   Google Docs         Creating Quizzes in     Google Maps
                                                                                      Google Docs
An overview of           How to access      How to put            Nine uses of                                Six ways to use
                                                                                      Step by step            Google Maps
Google’s lesser-         Google Books       custom Google         Google Docs
                                                                                      directions for          beyond the Social
known search             advanced search.   News on your          beyond word
                                                                                      creating a quiz         Studies classroom.
tools. Google            How to embed       blog or website.      processing and
                                                                                      and posting it          Directions for
Books, Google            books into your    Page 8                presentations.
                                                                                      online using            creating
Scholar, Google          blog or website.                         Pages 9-11
                                                                                                              placemarks in
                         Pages 4-6                                                    Google Docs
News.                                                                                                         Google Maps.
Pages 2 - 3                                                                           Forms.                  Pages 25 - 32
                                                                                      Pages 12- 17




                                        About this Guide
Google offers dozens of free                                                          This guide presents uses for
resources that teachers and                                                           Google Books, Google Docs Forms
students can use to improve their                                                     and Spreadsheets, and Google
learning experiences. This guide is                                                   Maps.
intended for teachers who would
like to know more about Google                                                        Step by step directions are
Search, Google Docs, and Google                                                       provided for embedding Google
Maps.                                          So you know about Google, but do       Books, creating and embedding
                                              you know how to post a quiz online,     quizzes made with Google Docs
This guide begins with an                      create map placemarks containing       Forms, customizing and
overview of advanced Google                  videos, or how to find free full-length   embedding Google News widgets,
Search tools that can improve                               books?
                                                                                      and creating placemarks in Google
Internet search experiences.                                                          Maps.




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                           Google Search Tools
           Google Search Tools
      Google is best known as an Internet search engine. Here are some search tools
         your is best known as an Internet search engine.
     Googlestudents should use to improve their Internet search experiences.
     Here are some tools to help students improve their
                Internet search experiences.




Related Search                              Wonder Wheel                                 Timeline
Related search is probably the              Wonder Wheel is not as easy to               Google’s Timeline option allows
most obvious search altering                find as the “related search” option          users to refine their searches by
option offered by Google, but               on Google. To locate Wonder                  the dates referenced in the online
because the related search terms            Wheel, click the “more options”              materials. Timeline displays a
are usually buried at the bottom of         link that appears at the top of any          chart on which users can click to
the page, students often don’t click        list of Google results. Wonder               find materials referencing a
on the options.                             Wheel is then found in the list on           particular date or range of dates.
                                            the left side of the page.
A lot of students when given an                                                          Timeline is particularly useful for
open-ended research assignment              Wonder Wheel takes the concept               history students.
struggle to pick the right terms to         of web and applies it to search
enter into a search. Often once             refinement. Enter any search term
they’ve entered a set of terms,             in Wonder Wheel and that term                Timeline also offers an option for
they’re unhappy with the results.           will appear in the center of the             refining search results by the date
Direct them to try the related              web. Each branch of the web                  on which something was posted
search terms that are                       contains a related search term.              online. Users can specify that they
automatically generated by                  Click one of those terms and a new           want results only from the last day,
Google.                                     web will be generated and linked             week, month, year, or they can
                                            to the original web. It’s a good way         specify a particular date or range
A small tweak in the choice of              for student to learn about                   of dates. Click the “show options”
search terms, particularly a tweet          connections between terms.                   link after entering your search
of operator words, can yield                                                             terms, to find this option.
significantly different results. Each       You can see a video of Wonder
time students tweaks their search           Wheel in action by clicking here.
terms, new related search terms             Or visit http://freetech4teachers.com/
                                            2009/05/google-wonder-wheel-in-
appear.                                     action.html




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                 Google Search Tools
         Explore books, scholarly works, and newspaper
            archives with these Google search tools.




Google Books                                 Google Scholar                               Google News
In Google Books Advanced Search              Google Scholar is designed to help Google News search allows
you can search for full-length               students research works from       students to scour the web for news
books that are in the public                 scholarly journals, patent         stories from Google’s trusted
domain and available for free                applications, and legal opinions.  sources. Students can refine
download and printing. Those
                                             Google Scholar allows you to read searches by date to look at current
same books can also be embedded
                                             full text legal opinions from US   stories (default setting) or to look
into your blog or website. To find
                                             federal and state district courts, back at news stories from years
full-length, public domain books,
                                             appellate courts, and the Supreme ago. Students can also refine their
go to books.google.com then select
                                             Court. You can search for opinions searches by specifying a particular
public domain in the advanced
                                             by case name (like Miranda v.      news source and or a particular
search options menu.
                                             Arizona) or by topic (like school  author.
In the past I’ve given my US                 busing).                           Google News Fast Flip presents
History students an assignment in
                                             Google Scholar's addition of legal           news stories in a visually-
which they have to read and
                                             opinions could be very useful for            appealing magazine rack-style.
analyze a book about about the
                                             teachers and students of US civics.          Students can click through the
Civil War. As I have more students
                                             Google Scholar could help schools            covers to find a news story.
than our school's library has books
                                             reduce or eliminate the need to              The Google News wizard makes it
about the Civil War, the huge
                                             purchase updated legal opinion               easy to customize the look and the
listing of books about the Civil
                                             books every few years.                       content displayed on your blog.
War that are in the public domain
is very handy for my students.               Find Google Scholar at                       Once you have selected the news
                                                                                          content you want displayed and
                                             http://scholar.google.com                    the size of the display, simply copy
                                                                                          the code generated for you and
                                                                                          paste it into your blog.

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                Accessing Google Books
                   Advanced Search
     The advanced search menu allows users to refine searches to show only public
     domain works, only full text works, or only books of a particular genre. Users
              can also build a virtual bookshelf of their favorite works.




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       How to Embed Google Books Into
            Your Blog or Website.
         Note, this method does not work for blogs hosted on WordPress.com but can
                  work for Edublogs blogs and WordPress self-hosted blogs.



                                                                 Step 1.




                                                                 Step 2




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     Create a Virtual Bookshelf in
            Google Books.




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                         Google Advanced Search
         Take advantage of Google’s built-in search refinement tools to improve
                           your Internet search experience.




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                Google News Widgets
     Use the Google News Widget to display top news stories on your blog
                       or website. Find the widget at
     http://code.google.com/apis/ajaxsearch/documentation/newsshow/wizard.html




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                                 Google Docs
     There is more to Google Docs than word processing, presentations, and
                                 spreadsheets.
               Here are some other things teachers and students can do with
                                       Google Docs.




Word Cloud Gadget                            Reading Levels                               Flashcards & Word Games
One of the lesser known elements of          If you select the word count option          The Google Docs Templates
Google Docs is spreadsheet gadgets.          in the Google Docs tools menu                gallery contains three templates
Gadgets are designed to take data
                                             you will find three indicators of             allow you to create flashcards,
from your spreadsheets and use it or
                                             the reading level of the document            word searches, and a word study
display it in non-spreadsheet forms.
                                             you're creating. Google Docs will            game.
The Word Cloud Gadget takes the              calculate for you the Flesch
                                                                                          If you've been looking for just the
words (and numbers if you                    Reading Ease, Flesch-Kincaid
                                                                                          right flashcard program or the
choose) in your spreadsheet and              Grade Level, and the Automatic
                                                                                          right word search generator, but
generates a word cloud. You can              Readability Index.
                                                                                          haven't found it, these templates
customize the Word Cloud Gadget
                                                                                          might be what you need. One clear
to use the words from all of your
                                                                                          advantage of using these
cells or you can specify to draw             The Google Docs reading level
                                                                                          templates over a commercial
upon specific cells. You can also             indicators could be useful in
                                                                                          program is that you won't be
customize the Word Cloud Gadget              selecting Internet articles for
                                                                                          exposing your students to any
to link words in the cloud to a              students to read. Paste an article
                                                                                          advertising on your word search
search engine. To add further                into Google Docs to quickly
                                                                                          or flashcards.
utility, you can adjust the Word             determine the reading level.
Cloud Gadget to ignore certain
words when generating your word
cloud.


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                                Google Docs
      There is more to Google Docs than word processing, presentations, and
                                  spreadsheets.
           Here are some other things teachers and students can do with
                                   Google Docs.




Thesaurus & Dictionary                       Bibliography Templates                       Translation

Google Docs contains an integrated           Google Docs has templates for                Google’s translation tool is
thesaurus, dictionary, and                   creating bibliographies in APA,              integrated into Google Docs. You
encyclopedia tool. It is a simple tool       MLA, AMA, and Chicago Style.                 can translate any document in
to use. Simply highlight a word in
                                             You can find these templates in the           Google Docs into your choice of
your document then select "look up
                                             Google Docs Template Gallery.                fifty-one different languages. To
word" from the "tools" drop-down
menu. From there you can find a                                                            use the translation feature, just
                                             The Google Docs bibliography
synonym, a definition, or an                                                               select the "translate" option under
                                             templates could be very useful for
Encyclopedia Britannica reference to                                                      the "tools" drop-down menu.
                                             any student that needs to create a
your selected word. Also worth
noting is an image search tool               bibliography.                                Google Docs translation tool
integrated into Google Docs. Just like                                                    obviously could be used in a
using the thesaurus tool, simply                                                          foreign language class. It could
highlight a word in your document                                                         also be useful if you have students
then select "search for images" from                                                      that live in homes where English is
the "tools" menu. Suggested
                                                                                          not the primary language. If you
synonyms and definitions appear in a
                                                                                          need to send a letter home, you
pop-up window that floats over the
document you're working on.                                                               can easily print it out in multiple
                                                                                          languages.




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                                 Google Docs
     There is more to Google Docs than word processing, presentations, and
                                 spreadsheets.
               Here are some other things teachers and students can do with
                                       Google Docs.




Equations & Subscripts                       Clipboard                                    Quizzes and Surveys

Google Docs contains an equation             The Google Docs clipboard allows             Google Docs Forms allows
editor for mathematics teachers              you to copy content from a                   teachers to create a quiz and post
and students. Google Docs also               spreadsheet and paste it to a                it online. All of answers submitted
offers a subscript and superscript           document or presentation.                    by students appear in an easy-to-
tool that can be used in writing             Likewise, you can copy from a                grade spreadsheet.
chemical compounds and                       document and paste to a
                                                                       Along the same lines of creating a
mathematics equations.                       presentation or a spreadsheet cell.
                                                                       quiz using Google Docs Forms,
The equation editor, subscript, and The most important element of the teachers and students can create
superscript tools make it possible Google Docs clipboard is that you surveys in Google Docs. Surveys
for math and science teachers and can save multiple selections to      can be embedded into a blog or
their students to use Google Docs your clipboard and access them at website. All responses will appear
for more of their document          any time from any internet-        in a spreadsheet. After all
creations. With these three tools   connected computer.                responses are collected users can
online collaborative document                                          choose from a variety of
                                    The Google Docs clipboard option
creation isn't limited to the                                          summation tools built into Google
                                    could be useful for editing the
humanities. Science and                                                Docs Spreadsheets. The
                                    sequence of an outline or essay.
mathematics students can also                                          summation tools will create
                                    Students can copy many elements
collaborate to solve equations.                                        graphs of the survey responses.
                                    to their clipboards and paste them
                                    onto a blank canvas in the order
                                    they want.
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      How to Create and Publish a Quiz
            Using Google Docs.
        The directions for embedding quizzes into a blog works for Blogger and
                                   Edublogs blogs.


1. Make sure the first question is "student name." Otherwise you won't know who submitted which
answers.
2. You can mix question types (multiple choice, short answer, paragraph) but if you have too many types
and too many students, the spreadsheet can become difficult to navigate.
3. When embedding the form into a blog, make sure you edit the width to fit within your blog's main
column.

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      How to Create and Publish a Quiz
            Using Google Docs.
            The directions for embedding quizzes into a blog works for Blogger and
                                       Edublogs blogs.



                                                     Step Two




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      How to Create and Publish a Quiz
            Using Google Docs.
       The directions for embedding quizzes into a blog works for Blogger and
                                  Edublogs blogs.



                                             Step Three




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      How to Create and Publish a Quiz
            Using Google Docs.
            The directions for embedding quizzes into a blog works for Blogger and
                                       Edublogs blogs.




                                                     Step Four




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      How to Create and Publish a Quiz
            Using Google Docs.
       The directions for embedding quizzes into a blog works for Blogger and
                                  Edublogs blogs.




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      How to Create and Publish a Quiz
            Using Google Docs.
            The directions for embedding quizzes into a blog works for Blogger and
                                       Edublogs blogs.




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      Google Docs Translation




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          Google Docs Thesaurus




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             Reading Levels in
               Google Docs
      Select Word Count from the Tools Menu to access
                     this information.




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                  Google Word Cloud Gadget




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      Google Word Cloud Gadget




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                  Google Word Cloud Gadget




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      Google Word Cloud Gadget




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                                 Google Maps
     Google Maps can be used for more than just Social
                    Studies lessons.




Math Maps                                    Placeopedia                                  Climate Change Data
Math Maps are Google Maps on                 Placeopedia is a website that         Geo.me Solutions has created a
which Tom Barrett and others                 provides additional context for       fairly in-depth mapped display of
have created placemarks which                Wikipedia entries through Google      global climate data. The map is a
when clicked reveal mathematics              Maps. Placeopedia connects            Google Map containing
questions for students to answer             Wikipedia articles with their         placemarks that when opened
based on the maps. There are                 locations. Click on any placemark     reveal current weather data as well
questions available for every                on Placeopedia's map and you will     as historical weather data. In some
elementary school grade level. The           be linked to a Wikipedia article      cases there is data dating back
placemarks are color-coded to                about that place.                     three hundred years. The data is
indicate the level of the questions.                                               recorded from more than 1,500
                                             Placeopedia can be a good tool for
Blue = Kindergarten, Red = 1st                                                     weather stations around the globe.
                                             students to use to do some quick,
grade, Green = 2nd grade, Light                                                    You can browse through the data
                                             general research about a city, state,
Blue = 3rd grade, Yellow = 4th                                                     sets by clicking on placemarks on
                                             or country. Placeopedia is also
grade, Purple = 5th grade. Visit                                                   the map or you can enter a search
                                             useful for providing geographical
Tom Barrett's Math Maps page to                                                    for a specific location.
                                             context for other Wikipedia
view the existing Math Maps and
                                             articles that references locations.   Explore this Google Maps mash-
read about how to contribute to
                                                                                   up at http://www.geo.me/
the existing Math Maps.                      Visit Placeopedia at

Learn more about math maps here              http://placeopeida.com
http://edte.ch/blog/maths-
maps/




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                              Google Maps
      Google Maps can be used for more than just Social
                     Studies lessons.




Paint Map                                  Literary Maps                                Plan a Bike Route

Paint Map is part search engine,           Google Lit Trips provides dozens             Google Maps provides directions
part artwork sharing, and part             of examples of using Google Earth            for traveling by bicycle in more
Google Map. The way Paint Map              to map out stories. You can use the          than 150 US cities. When you enter
works is artists submit images of          same concept to create literary              a pair of addresses you can choose
their paintings, write a description       maps in Google Maps. Have                    to get directions for traveling by
of the where the painting was              students choose their favorite               automobile or bicycle. Don't have
made, and then plot that location          stories, identify the locations              any particular addresses in mind
on a Google Map. Paint Map offers          mentioned in the stories, and then           that you want to ride to? Google
a commenting system through                create placemarks on a Google                Maps offers suggested bicycle
which visitors and artists can             Map. The students’ placemarks                riding routes which you can find
interact. There is a search bar on         can include text, images, and                by selecting "bicycle" in your
Paint Map's homepage that                  videos.                                      Google Maps menu.
visitors can use to search through
                                           On a similar note, you could have            Google Maps can be used by
the nearly 500 paintings on Paint
                                           students create a story from                 physical education teachers and or
Map.
                                           scratch and map it out on a Google           health teachers to have students
Paint Map provides students with           Map.                                         plan safe routes for bicycle rides.
a global context of the paintings                                                       To take the assignment a step
                                           For more ideas about creating
they view.                                                                              farther you could have students
                                           literary maps visit:
                                                                                        plan a route, measure the distance,
Find Paint Map at
                                           http://www.googlelittrips.com                and calculate how many calories a
http://paintmap.com                                                                     person could burn on that route.
                                                                                        There are numerous calorie
                                                                                        calculators on the web that you
                                                                                        could use for that second step.


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                  How to Create and Save
                Placemarks in Google Maps

          Step 1 - Create a Google Account if you don’t
                        already have one.




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        How to Create and Save
      Placemarks in Google Maps


             Step 2 - Select My Maps




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                  How to Create and Save
                Placemarks in Google Maps

                         Steps 3 & 4 - Select Create New Map then title map.




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        How to Create and Save
      Placemarks in Google Maps




       Step 5 - Find location and select placemark icon.




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                  How to Create and Save
                Placemarks in Google Maps

                         Step 6 - Edit text and images in placemark




                         Step 7 - Inserting videos from YouTube




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            How to Create and Save
          Placemarks in Google Maps

      Step 8 - Click OK after editing placemarks. Click save, then done.
             Videos won’t display until “Done” has been clicked.




       Step 9 - Click Edit to add more placemarks or edit/remove old
                                 placemarks.




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For more information and more tutorials (including videos)
     please visit FreeTech4Teachers.com and select
                    “Google Tools Tutorials” from the top menu.

  Reuse of this guide - You may print and use this guide for
  professional development provided that you do not charge
  participants for the guide. You may publish this guide on your blog/
  website with proper attribution and provided you do not charge
  visitors to access the guide.


About the Author
                                                                             Richard Byrne is a social studies teacher at a
                                                                             Western Maine High School. When not
                                                                             teaching Richard writes the award-winning
                                                                             blog Free Technology for Teachers.

                                                                             Richard is a Google Certified Teacher
                                                                             available for speaking and conducting
                                                                             workshops at your school or conference.

                                                                             To see a list of places where Richard has
                                                                             presented in the past, please visit:

                                                                             http://www.visualcv.com/richardmbyrne



                                                                             Contact Richard:

                                                                             richardbyrne (at) freetech4teachers.com

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