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					Google Guide: 29 Secrets for Using Google in the Classroom

                                                Dr. Howie DiBlasi
                                               “Emerging Technologies Evangelist”

                                                        Digital Journey

                 TWITTER: hdiblasi                    howie@frontier.net            www.drhowie.com

                                                 Skype: durangodirector



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Think you know Google.. Think again.. Tap into its full potential with the insider tips and make your life easier in
and outside the classroom. Today, Google is an Office Suite, a communication tool, powerhouse search
engine, a massive digital library, a fast and versatile cell phone portal and ever a virtual observatory…And
there is soooooo much more.... No one would argue the fact that Google is one of the most useful sites on the
Internet. Unfortunately, most people only use about 3% of its power. Learn how to use 100% of its power.

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Create a Google account and verify it -REMEMBER to check you e-mail

         Do you have a Google Account? Gmail? Google Docs? Google Reader?

If not Create the Google Account > https://www.google.com/accounts/NewAccount
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Communication and Collaboration /Networking

     Type With Me = Etherpad, frozen in time

 ????? EtherPad It‟s easy to use and no password is needed. A shared notepad that
lets you store your revisions and synchronize with others.

    New copy HERE
Google has acquired AppJet Inc. and its EtherPad collaboration product and technology.
The EtherPad.com servers have now been shut down, according to the timetable announced previously.


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Google recognizes the value of the EtherPad code base and has released the code as open source. For more
information, see: EtherPad project on Google Code          EtherPad discussion group

This open source release has already led to many efforts to foster further development and provide EtherPad-
like services. If you are looking for a service based on the EtherPad software, or want to run your own
EtherPad server, see the following links (not affiliated with Google, use at your own risk):

      PiratePad     TypeWith.me       Sync.in    TitanPAD    http://titanpad.com/     EtherPad Foundation

TitanPad lets people work on one document simultaneously
We are rescuing EtherPad for your use.
If you are looking for a Google alternative, the new document editor for Google Docs provides fully-real-time
editing, chat, advanced formatting options, and commenting features. You might also consider Google Wave,
which is designed for real-time group collaboration including documents and discussions.

Posted by Tami Brass Fortunately, I put a call out for help to my Twitter peeps and got a number of
responses w/alternatives:

http://typewith.me/        ( Tested OK )
Sync.in        http://sync.in/      ( Tested OK- ONLY 8 at a TIME )
 http://www.ietherpad.com/ ( Tested OK )
Want iEtherPad on your iPad? Yes. EtherPad. EtherPad is the only web-based word processor
that allows people to work together in really real-time. ...

http://primarypad.com/         ( Tested OK )
http://piratepad.net/       ( Tested OK )
http://titanpad.com/ ( Tested OK )


Class workshop – worksheets ( max connections = 16 at a time )
 Web-based word processor

http://primarypad.com/conf1
http://primarypad.com/conf2
http://typewith.me/conf3
http://titanpad.com/conf4
http://sync.in/conf5           (ONLY 8 at a TIME )


Tell Me A Story Project !!!
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Google Practice: ( Tell Me A Story - Presentation)
https://docs.google.com/present/edit?id=0AX7OyqN3IUcBZGhzbnBza182Mmhwd213ZGNu&hl=en&authkey
=CI3U9pwG
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Google Docs Practice:
What is your favorite Google tool ?
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LY4SC2W-sJQQCzYU6k-ayrFid8fFo3rn0PY7Wtx7BNw/edit?hl=en

Wait for instructions.
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   SEARCHING:

Soooooooooo which search tool is the best????

Depends………………
>> Best Search Tools Chart                   http://www.infopeople.org/search/chart.html




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20 SEARCH - The Web's Best Search Engine List!

  • http://www.20search.com/




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Top 5 Search Engines 2010
  • Google
  • Yahoo!
  • Bing
  • Ask
  • AOL Search
Search for: british general thomas gage

Compare results
  • Google
  • Yahoo!
  • Bing
  • Ask
  • AOL Search

Google Alternatives and Why You Should Use Them

FactBites     http://www.factbites.com/

FactBites draws on the web’s vast amount of encyclopedias and information
websites such as Wikipedia and specialized ones to provide you with factual
information


Quintura    http://quintura.com/



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redefines how search results should be displayed. Instead of just showing you a list
descending in order of relevance, they have this accompanied by a tag cloud to the left of
the screen.


Clusty Search http://clusty.com/
organize them into their respective categories


The 10 Best Search Engines of 2010- Reader Favorite Search Engines

1. Cuil (pronounced 'cool')
This search engine was founded by ex-Google staff. It is spartan, like Google and DuckDuckGo. But
there are differences beyond the black background. Cuil uses a column format like a newspaper, and
it offers both tabbled and columned groups to help your searching. The results are not ranked in the
same currents events/popularity sequence that Google is known for. But Cuil.com can really be
helpful in choosing research directions when you are just discovering a topic for the first time.
Visit Cuil here

2. Duck Duck Go
At first, DuckDuckGo.com looks like Google. But there are many subtleties that make this spartan
search engine different. DuckDuckGo has some slick features, like 'zero-click' information (all your
answers are found on the first results page). DuckDuckgo offers disambiguation prompts (helps to
clarify what question you are really asking). And the ad spam is much less than Google. Give
DuckDuckGo.com a try... you might really like this clean and simple search engine.Visit DuckDuckGo
here

3. Ask (aka 'Ask Jeeves')
The Ask/AJ/Ask Jeeves search engine is a longtime name in the World Wide Web. The super-clean
interface rivals the other major search engines, and the search options are as good as Google or
Bing or DuckDuckGo. The results groupings are what really make Ask.com stand out. The
presentation is arguably cleaner and easier to read than Google or Yahoo! or Bing, and the results
groups seem to be more relevant. Decide for yourself if you agree... give Ask.com a whirl, and
compare it to the other search engines you like
Visit Ask here

4. Clusty (aka 'Yippy')
Clusty is a Deep Web engine that searches other search engines for you. Unlike the regular Web,
which is indexed by robot spider programs, Deep Web pages are usually harder to locate by
conventional search. That's where Clusty becomes very useful. If you are searching for obscure
hobby interest blogs, obscure government information, tough-to-find obscure news, academic
research and otherwise-obscure content, then Clusty is your tool.
Visit Clusty/Yippy here

5. Webopedia
Webopedia is one of the most useful websites on the World Wide Web. Webopedia is an
encyclopedic resource dedicated to searching techno terminology and computer definitions. Teach
yourself what 'domain name system' is, or teach yourself what 'DDRAM' means on your computer.

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Webopedia is absolutely a perfect resource for non-technical people to make more sense of the
computers around them.Visit Webopedia here

6. Yahoo!
Yahoo! is several things: it is a search engine, a news aggregator, a shopping center, an emailbox, a
travel directory, a horoscope and games center, and more. This 'web portal' breadth of choice makes
this a very helpful site for Internet beginners. Searching the Web should also be about discovery and
exploration, and Yahoo! delivers that in wholesale quantities.Visit Yahoo! here

7. Bing
Bing is Microsoft's attempt at unseating Google. Bing used to be MSN search until it was updated in
summer of 2009. Touted as a 'decision engine', Bing tries to support your researching by offering
suggestions in the leftmost column, while also giving you various search options across the top of the
screen. Things like 'wiki' suggestions, 'visual search', and 'related searches' might be very useful to
you. Bing is not dethroning Google in the near future, no. But Bing is definitely worth trying.Visit Bing
here

8. Mahalo
Mahalo is the one 'human-powered' search site in this list, employing a committee of editors to
manually sift and vet thousands of pieces of content. This means that you'll get fewer Mahalo hit
results than you will get at Bing or Google. But it also means that most Mahalo results have a higher
quality of content and relevance (as best as human editors can judge). Mahalo also offers regular
web searching in addition to asking questions. Depending on which of the two search boxes you use
at Mahalo, you will either get direct content topic hits or suggested answers to your question.
Try Mahalo. You might like it enough to even become a editor there.
Visit Mahalo here

9. Google
Google is the undisputed king of 'spartan searching'. While it doesn't offer all the shopping center
features of Yahoo!, Google is fast, relevant, and the largest single catalogue of Web pages available
today. Make sure you try the Google 'images', 'maps' and 'news' features... they are outstanding
services for locating photos, geographic directions, and news headlines.Visit Google here

10. The Internet Archives
The Internet Archive is a favorite destination for What is your favorite?
Why?
been taking snapshots of the entire World Wide Web for years now, allowing you and me to travel
back in time to see what a web page looked like in 1999, or what the news was like around Hurricane
Katrina in 2005. You won't visit the Archive daily, like you would Google or Yahoo or Bing, but when
you do have need to travel back in time, use this search site.
Visit the Internet Archive here

Additional Search Engines:




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Blog Search Engines

 Blog search engines have become more and more sophisticated, and nowadays you can do a blog search
on a variety of topics and hit paydirt. Here is a list of some of the best blog search engines out there - take
'em for a blog search test drive and see what you think.More InfoRead Review

Book Search Engines

 Whether you're looking for a rare book, a used book, an audio book, or a comic book, chances are you can
find it on the Web using one of these excellent book search engines.More InfoRead Review

   Game Search Engines

    If you're trying to find a game to play on the Web, you can find some pretty good ones with game
   search engines - search engines specifically focused on finding online games.More InfoRead Review

   Human-Powered Search Engines

   Human-powered search engines, better known as Web directories, are popular simply because of the
   higher quality of links submitted and the caliber of the sites hand-picked to be included in the index.
   Here are some of the most popular human-powered search engines on the Web.More InfoRead
   Review

Image Search Engines

These image search engines, directories, and collections will help you to find whatever kind of image
you're looking for on the Web; whether it's a piece of clipart, a photograph, a piece of art, or almost
anything else you might be searching for.More InfoRead Review

   Invisible Web Search Engines

    The term "invisible web" mainly refers to the vast repository of information that search engines and
   directories don't have direct access to, like databases. Unlike pages on the visible Web (that is, the
   Web that you can access from search engines and directories), information in databases is generally
   inaccessible to the software spiders and crawlers that create search engine indexes. Fortunately for
   us, there are search engines that can find these hidden gems.More InfoRead Review


Map Search with the Map Machine
   • What is the Map Machine?
   • National Geographic's Map Machine is a gigantic collection of all the National Geographic
       maps in a searchable online database.
   • Best to look at it piece by piece.
   • Start with the Map Machine categories to get a big picture view of all that National
       Geographic map search.
   • Searchable: world maps, satellite maps of Mars, Globe Explorer aerial imagery


Map Machine http://maps.nationalgeographic.com/maps
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   ―Getting FREE of Google’s Grip‖
The 10 Top Alternatives
1. Thunderbird. great alternative to Gmail.
2. 30 Boxes. Meets my needs perfectly, 30 boxes is just as fast and easy, and is loved by
many. If Gcal didn’t integrate with Gmail, I would probably be using 30 Boxes.

3. Netvibes. Reader and Google Personalized Homepage.

4. Zoho Office Suite. Perhaps the best online alternative to the Google Docs &
Spreadsheets,
5. Peepel. Google Docs and Spreadsheets
6. Bloglines. Google Reader
7. Zimbra Collaboration Suite-alternative to Google Docs and Spreadsheets
8. ThinkFree Online- Replaces Google Docs and Spreadsheets.
9. OpenOffice.org-Google Docs and Spreadsheets.
10. Flickr. replacement for Google‟s Picasa web photo service,


Last min for Conference Workshops: New discoveries Jan 2011

Google Expands to a New Frontier: The Human Body

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/12/17/google-expands-human-body-browser/

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/12/17/google-expands-human-body-
browser/#ixzz1Aw3hv2id

Welcome to Google Body. You need a Web browser that supports WebGL.

http://bodybrowser.googlelabs.com/index.html

http://code.google.com/p/openmeetings/

https://www.smartsheet.com/

https://www.manymoon.com/auth/login

http://www.offisync.com/

http://www.google.com/newproducts/

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15 Interesting Ways* to use Google Maps in the Classroom
*and tips
https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=0AclS3lrlFkCIZGhuMnZjdjVfNzIyY2RxeDR2ZGs

If you're in need of a good     video explanation of Google Docs, I recommend the following from
Common Craft.

Applications for Education - If you find yourself trying to introduce colleagues             to Google Docs,
the Google Docs Demo could be a great way to have them quickly try Google Docs.

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Google Guide: Thanks to Nancy for this great resource ( Dr. D.)

 is an online interactive tutorial and reference for experienced users, novices, and
everyone in between. I developed Google Guide because I wanted more information about Google's
capabilties, features, and services than I found on Google's website. http://www.googleguide.com/

Thanks to Stephan Spencer, president of Netconcepts, for improving Google Guide.
Google Guide is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by Google.       Contact Google Guide

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Google has many special                    features   http://www.google.com/help/features.html
In addition to providing easy access to billions of web pages, Google has many special features to
help you to find exactly what you're looking for.


Some of the 27                 most popular features are listed below.
Everyday Essentials                               Reference Tools                   Choosing Keywords
Local Search                                      Trip Planning                     Query Refinements
Search by Number


Let's test 8 of the special commands:

    1. weather ________ Phoenix
Weather - To see the weather for many U.S. and worldwide cities, type "weather" followed by the city and
state, U.S. zip code, or city and country.
Example: weather San Francisco, CA



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2. time ________ Rome
Time - To see the time in many cities around the world, type in "time" and the name of the city.
Example: time London


3. fast food _______ 78633                           pizza ______86301
Local Search - If you’re looking for a store, restaurant, or other local business you can search for the category
of business and the location and we’ll return results right on the page, along with a map, reviews, and contact
information.
Example: pizza 78633

4. define BAFFLEGAB                        define KATZENJAMMER
Dictionary Definitions To see a definition for a word or phrase, simply type the word "define" then a space,
then the word(s) you want defined. To see a list of different definitions from various online sources, you can
type "define:" followed by a word or phrase. Note that the results will define the entire phrase.
Example: Define philosophy

5. earthquakes hati (spelled wrong intentionally)

earthquakes - To see information about recent earthquakes in a specific area type "earthquake" followed
by the city and state or U.S. zip code. For recent earthquake activity around the world simply type "earthquake"
in the search box.
Example:        earthquakes Alaska

6. 5*9+(sqrt 10)^3=
Calculator To use Google's built-in calculator function, simply enter the calculation you'd like done into the
search box.
Example: 5*9+(sqrt 10)^3=

More to try - Search
    Example: fast food 78633
    Example: population ________ texa
    Example: 150 GBP in USD                            200 euros in USD
    Example: fast food (put in your zip code)
    Example: Pizza 78633
    Example: Texmex 78633 or (put in your zip code)
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•Fill in the Blank Sometimes the best way to ask a question is to get Google to „fill in
the blank‟ by adding an asterisk (*) at the part of the sentence or question that you
want finished into the Google search box.

Example: Isaac Newton discovered *



•Stock Quotes        To see current market data for a given company or fund, type the ticker symbol into the
search box. On the results page, you can click the link to see more data from Google Finance. - Keep track of
the stocks. Track the stocks on a day to day basis. Putting a stock ticker in the search box is the most obvious
thing you would think of. But it is not always you would remember the stock ticker, you should add the
keyword “stocks:” to the company name. The best part of the obtained result is that it provides a chart
which shows the trend in the company’s stock along with important statistics.
Example:        stocks: INFY          Example: stocks CSCO

•Unit Conversion      You can use Google to convert between many different units of measurement of height,
weight, and mass among others. Just enter your desired conversion into the search box and we’ll do the rest.
Example: 10.5 cm in inches

•Currency Conversion          To use our built-in currency converter, simply enter the conversion you’d like
done into the Google search box and we’ll provide your answer directly on the results page.
Example: 150 GBP in USD

•population
To see trends for population and unemployment rates of U.S. states and counties, type "population" or
"unemployment rate" followed by a state or county. You can click through to a page that lets you compare
different locations.
           Example: population US                       Example: population texas


Cool - 10. Cool Amazing Google Search Tricks
Different Types of Files at your will
How many times would you have asked for materials (PDF, PPT, DOC) for a particular topic from a friend?
Let‟s say I want to implement a case study on SOA (service oriented architecture). I want to find materials
which might have already been uploaded on the web in the form of PDF’s, DOC’s or PPT’s.




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These materials can be easily obtained by doing a search : ( Put the following in the Google Search BOX )

Looking for a pdf       21st Century Learning filetype:pdf

Looking for a PPT        21st Century Learning filetype:ppt

Looking for a DOC       21st Century Learning filetype:doc
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 11. SEARCHING TOOLS

 >>>>> SHOW OPTIONS: CHANGED to More search tools

Testing the options:
A. Open Google search
B. Search for   Captain John Parker
C. Select Video- observe results
D. Select images from the page - observe results
E. Select Wonder Wheel - observe results
F. Select Timeline - observe results
G. Repeat for the following
       Search for General Thomas Gage              Search for Boston Massacre


  12. Google ADVANCED SEARCH
   http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en




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PART 1

A. Find web pages that have...          all these words:
            bill clinton     william   clinton jefferson

this exact wording or phrase:

president of teh united states << (This is spelled wrong for a reason)

one or more of these words: ( you add one more word ie senator etc

But don't show pages that have: monica

PART 2

B.   Assignment- Research:

American Revolution        General Thomas Gage             Battle of Bunker hill

Lexington and Concord Captain John Parker

ADD only search sites in England – HOW?


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PART 3

C. Assignment- Research: The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nuclear
attacks near the end of World War II against the Empire of Japan by the United States

Data on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan:

Topics:
atomic bombings of Hiroshima             atomic bombings of Nagasaki           nuclear attacks
World War II nuclear attacks


Add look      only in Japan         sites – HOW?


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    13. Google Search STOPWORDS
This stopwords list is based on what we believe to be Google stopwords, words that are ignored if you search
for them in combination with another word. (ie. as in the phrase "a keyword").

I                          in
a                          is                            who
about                      it                            will
an                         la                            with
are                        of                            und
as                         on                            the
at                         or                            www
be                         that
by                         the
com                        this
de                         to
en                         was
for                        what
from                       when
how                        where
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14. Google Help : Cheat Sheet
Here's a quick list of some of our most popular tools to help refine and improve your
search.


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For additional help with Google Web Search or any other Google product, you can visit
our main Google Help page.

  http://www.google.com/help/cheatsheet.html



15. >>> Hands-ON Assignment: Custom Search Engine
Questions: Why do it ?????

      Learn more with our featured examples, developer documentation, and FAQs

Start building your own search engine at http://google.com/coop/cse/.

      1. ( Form a team of 2-3 )-- create a name for your group):
    2. In order to use Google Custom Search Engine, you must create a new
Google Account or sign in with an existing Google Account.
      3. Navigate to the Google Custom Search Engine Creator -
http://www.google.com/cse/manage/create
     4. Sign in, and explore what the Google Custom Search Engine is all about
     5. Try to create a search engine tailored to your needs ie. your subject matter or
content area
      6. Include one website, multiple websites, or specific webpages
      7. Host the search box and results on your own website
      8. Customize the colors and branding to match your existing web pages
     9. Prepare a step by step set of instructions to share with the class 9 Include
screen shots ( the class leader will demonstrate how to do this
      10. Make sure you provide the link to the location of your custom search engine
>>> We will share and collaborate on the assignment



16. Google Alerts               http://www.google.com/alerts
Welcome to Google Alerts
Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your
choice of query or topic.

Some handy uses of Google Alerts include:
   monitoring a developing news story
   keeping current on a competitor or industry
   getting the latest on a celebrity or event
   keeping tabs on your favorite sports teams
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Create an alert . You can also click here to manage your alerts

Get email updates on the topics of your choice - an example below:

Search 1: "Howie DiBlasi" - tracking top 100 of about 2,850 results
Create, Collaborate, Communicate: Empowering Students With 21...
"We need to change the way we teach," said Howie DiBlasi, speaking at FETC 2009
in Orlando, FL last week. DiBlasi, retired district CIO and emerging ...
http://sharepoint.niles-hs.k12.il.us/technology/tcsi/11%20Computing/Create-Collaborate-
Communicate_%20Empowering%20Students.pdf - Rank 57 - this is relevant | irrelevant

Search 1: "Howie DiBlasi"
Videos for: didyouknow
Howie DiBlasi updated the Did you Know 3-III with new data and stats. ... Tags:
global howie diblasi did you know iv education teachers 21 century ...
http://videosnatcher.net/didyouknow - Rank 82 - cached - this is relevant | irrelevant

Search 1: "Howie DiBlasi" - tracking top 100 of about 3,090 results
Conference | hitchhikr
Dr. Howie DiBlasi. Register now for Dr. DiBlasi's pre-conference on "10 Rules
For Revolutionaries In The 21st Century Classroom" Dr. Howie DiBlasi was ...
http://hitchhikr.com/?id=408 - Rank 43 - cached - this is relevant | irrelevant

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  17. Google Language Tools                                     http://www.google.com/language_tools

Translate Foreign Sites - A large portion of the web sites on the Internet are not in English. This
means that you‟re missing out on a big portion of the Web. Fortunately, Google has provided a
solution.

First, translate the word you want to search for into the desired language. You can do this at
BabelFish. http://babelfish.yahoo.com/?fr=avbbf-us

Next, go to Google, enter your search query, and press enter.

On the results page, you should see a link that says, “Translate this page” to the right side of the
search results. Click on that link and Google will automatically translate the page to English
for you.

PRACTICE : how do you find out if you do not know????

         What language is this??? Language identifiers

         http://odur.let.rug.nl/~vannoord/TextCat/Demo/textcat.html




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          http://www.appliedlanguage.com/translation_resources/language_identifier.aspx?

          What language is this??? TESTED = OK

                              подростков

PRACTICE : Paste this into the GOOGLE search bar
said...

          女性会員様増加につき、当サイトの出張ホストが不足中です

said...

          ている家出少女のメッセージが多数書き込みされています

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  18. Google Maps in Education
    http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2006/08/educational-uses-of-google-maps.html
Cool things to do in Google Maps:

... MAPS & MAPPING : Cool things to do in Google Maps:

TRY THIS >Drill earth                  http://www.livephysics.com/ptools/dig-hole-through-earth.php

    Map Hacks.net - http://www.gisuser.com/maphacks/ - for GIS users

    Quickmaps - http://quikmaps.com/

>>>>> Show demo of Flight 1549

3-D Warehouse for Google Maps --- 50 Things to do with Google Maps Mashups
Back for an encore are two posts which generated a huge amount of interest in 2006. I put together
two posts which listed 25 things you can do with Google Maps mashups. . I wanted to prove, with
these lists, that these newly introduced mapping applications can be useful in your everyday life. I've
put these two posts together to make the following list:

Check the time in a world location
Measure Area
Make your own Google Map out of any map
Map your photos
Check what's on the other side of the world
Find a person in the US
Check the weather anywhere
Watch a travel video
Check the news for your zip code
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Make your own Google Maps mashup
Convert currency
Find a place to live in the US
Find a ski resort anywhere in the world
Track a flight on Google Maps
Find the elevation/height above sea level
Map the 7 Wonders of the World
Click anywhere and get travel info
Simulate a flood to show damage effects
Fly a plane
Find a world webcam
Map Wikipedia articles to their location
See where UFOs have been sighted
Map movie filming locations - US and Canada

See 50 MORE Things to do with Google Maps Mashups!


   19. Google Earth

Google Mashups
http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/GeogP/gearthplan/

Absoutely AMAZING:                Flight 1549     2 min version ANNIMATION

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZPvVwvX_Nc

Video results for flight 1549 annimation
Hudson River Plane Landing (US Airways 1549 ...
2 min 8 sec - Feb 6, 2009
www.youtube.com

Hudson Flight 1549 HD Animation with audio for ...
2 min 8 sec - Mar 2, 2009
www.youtube.com


Google earth education
http://www.google.com/educators/p_earth.html

Google Earth Newsletter

Google Earth Lessons

Google Earth Showcase
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http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/GeogP/gearthplan/

Google Earth - When the latest version was released, I was able to embed video into tours, look at
the sky, and play flight simulator. Still provides goosebumps to students when they see familiar
places from overhead. http://earth.google.com/


Google Earth: Top ten fun things to do
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/3357924/Google-Earth-Top-ten-fun-things-to-
do.html


After you've seen them all, learn how to record your own tours in Google Earth 5.0!

Try this
http://www.gearthhacks.com/ten-things-with-Google-Earth/5.php

GOOGLE EARTH
Tips and Tricks NEWS: http://earth.google.com/newsletter/jun09/june09.html#0.1_0.1_sec7

       Getting to know Google Earth
       New features in version 4.3
       Adding content
       Navigating in Google Earth
       Finding places and directions
       Marking places on the earth
       Showing or hiding points of interest
       Tilting and viewing hilly terrain
       Sight seeing

For other topics in this documentation, see the table of contents (left) or check out these important topics:

       Making movies with Google Earth
       Using layers
       Using places
       Managing search results
       Measuring distances and areas
       Drawing paths and polygons
       Using image overlays
       Using GPS devices with Google Earth
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20. Google Sightseeing
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Google Sightseeing takes you on tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program,
or Google Maps in your web browser. Each weekday your guides James and Alex present new weird and
wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

SIGHTS BY Catgeory http://googlesightseeing.com/category/                     SAMPLE List BELOW

      Escobar’s Dairy Farm
      Canadian Farm Maze
      Amazing Mazes Megapost
      2002 Fritzlers Corn Maze
      Arizona [heart]s Oprah
      World’s Largest Fingerprint

      Tropical Islands Resort
      Google Sightseeing Safari
      Half Naked Woman Crop Circle
      Art, Or Freaky Coincidence?
      Chinese military weirdness
      Hungaroring Formula 1
      Globe Arena, Stockholm
      Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours
      Circus Maximus
      Ometepe Volcanoes
      Mount Bromo and the Mystery Grids
      Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua
      Montserrat
      Lanzarote
      The Mackinac bridge
      Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge
      Somerset Bridge, Bermuda
      Rance Tidal Power Plant
      London Bridge
      Notre Dame de Paris
      Impossible Houses
      Time Travelling Dinosaurs

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        Southend Pier
        Iwo Jima (Island Week)
        Lanzarote
        Crater Lake
        Republic of the Marshall Islands (Island Week)
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  21. Google Moon                                http://www.google.com/moon/
1.       What am I looking at?
2.       Can I see the Moon data using the Google Earth client?
3.       How accurate are the maps?
4.       Where did all this data come from?
5.       How do I find out more about this data, or the Moon in general?
6.       I have another question or comment. Where can I send feedback?
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22.         Google Mars                          http://www.google.com/mars/
About Google Mars :
You can learn more about these images on the JMARS data distribution page. To learn more about
Mars in general, you might start with the NASA Mars Missions home page. There's also a pretty good
search engine that could aid you in your quest. ;)
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 23. Google Sky                      Using Google Sky Maps                         http://www.google.com/sky/
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24. Sketchup                         http://sketchup.google.com/download/
    Download Google SketchUp for free http://sketchup.google.com/download/

    Learn about what you can do with Google SketchUp ... Learn how to make models with Google SketchUp

    Discover how to make buildings for Google Earth using SketchUp.

    Education and Sketchup                               http://sketchupdate.blogspot.com/search/label/Education

    Google 2009 Student Bridge Modeling Competition
    http://sketchup.google.com/competitions/09bridge/index.html

Cathedrals and Churches of the World
    http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/cldetails?mid=eb574d9be52eb899cf1885a978e46619&ct=hpr1
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25. Reader                    Get all your Blogs and news feeds fast




How do I subscribe to a Blog ???-What is this RSS thing?

    Google Reader www.google.com/reader
    Read them in one place with Google Reader, where keeping up with your favorite
    websites is as easy as checking your email. ...
    www.google.com/reader
http://www.google.com/intl/en/googlereader/tour.html

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26.       Google Images                      http://images.google.com/

Google Images search:                 Click on the      Images TAB           http://www.google.com/

    A. Type in the search

          box:       smiley

         (then try) smiley face

         (try) smiley face evil


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        (try) smiley face -evil


     >>> Now type in your name and see if any images display

 Google Images: More things to try: The most comprehensive image search on the web




27. Google Directory                             http://www.google.com/dirhp
         The web organized by topic into categories.

 Arts                                                  Home                                     Regional
 Movies, Music, Television, ...                        Consumers, Homeowners, Family, ...       Asia, Europe, North America, ...

 Business                                              Kids and Teens                           Science
 Industrial Goods and Services, Finance, Jobs, ...     Computers, Entertainment, School, ...    Biology, Psychology, Physics, ...

 Computers                                             News                                     Shopping
 Hardware, Internet, Software, ...                     Media, Newspapers, Current Events, ...   Autos, Clothing, Gifts, ...

 Games                                                 Recreation                               Society
 Board, Roleplaying, Video, ...                        Food, Outdoors, Travel, ...              Issues, People, Religion, ...

 Health                                                Reference                                Sports
 Alternative, Fitness, Medicine, ...                   Education, Libraries, Maps, ...          Basketball, Football, Soccer, ...
 World
 Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, Japanese, Korean, Nederlands, Polska, Svenska, ...

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28. Google Labs                           http://labs.google.com/
                                                                  Find out what is new , in development (beta) and
                                                                  trends at Google


                                                                  GOOGLE GREAT: (LABS)

                                                                  Living Stories
                                                                  Living Stories provide a new, experimental way to
                                                                  consume news, developed by a partnership between
                                                                  Google, The New York Times, and The Washington
                                                                  Post. In Living Stories, you can read the same reporting
                                                                  and analysis that you expect from the Times and the
                                                                  Post, delivered on a highly interactive platform.
                                                                  December 8, 2009

Google Goggles
Google Goggles lets you search Google using pictures from your camera phones. We take an image as input,
and using several image recognition backends (object recognition, OCR, face matching, etc), we return relevant
search results.
December 7, 2009

Image Swirl
Google Image Swirl organizes image search results based on their visual and semantic similarity and presents
them in an intuitive exploratory interface.
November 15, 2009

Fast Flip
Blindingly fast overviews of headline pages of top newspapers.
September 14, 2009

         Google Pack is:

        Software selected by Google
        Always free
        Ready to use in just a few clicks!

New! For Windows 7 - Get free software for your PC Learn more about Google Pack Software

29.        Google Sites                 http://sites.google.com/?pli=1
Create websites and secure group Wikis
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30. Knol             Share what you know http://knol.google.com/k
Knol is a Google project which aims to include user-written articles on a range of topics. The project was lead
by Udi Manber of Google
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 31. Orkut                 http://www.orkut.com/Signup.aspx
    Connect with friends and family using scraps and instant messaging
    Discover new people through friends of friends and communities
    Share your videos, pictures, and passions all in one place
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32. i-Google                http://www.google.com/ig                    What is iGoogle?
    http://www.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=20324

             Comments from users of iGoogle
             http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/Top100Tools/igoogle.html
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33. Blogs and Blogger                         Google Blogger http://www.blogger.com/home

Google Blog Search                        http://blogsearch.google.com/


    Educational Blogging
             Blogger (Google) - Free easy to use blog space. www.blogger.com/

    Blogger Said to be one of the best online blog creation sites for classrooms. User
    friendly and privacy features available.

     Teacher Blogs
Best Forward-Thinking Tech Blog
Integrating Tech
The lowdown: Pennsylvania teacher Scott Snyder is always ahead of the technological curve.
Why We Love It: Who would have thought texting, Tweeting, and chat rooms made for good lessons? Snyder
uses all of these, plus Skype and Chatzy, to conduct discussions in the classroom.

Best for Kid Book Reviews
A Year of Reading
The lowdown: Teachers Franki Sibberson and Mary Lee Hahn review new children’s books.
Why We Love It:: The reviews are always teacher-focused, pinpointing possible readers as well as how a book
might be used in the classroom.
Why They Love Blogging: Says Sibberson, ―The writing helps
us stay current on books and with teaching.‖

Best Tell-It-Like-It-Is Blog
It‟s not all flowers and sausages
The lowdown: A second-grade teacher with the pseudonym Mrs. Mimi dishes about the crazy side of teaching.
Why We Love It: Fantasies of throwing down with that colleague who –rummages through your desk? Horror
field-trip moments that have carved a permanent groove in your mind? Faculty-room shenanigans that rule your
day? Thanks to Mrs. Mimi, we never have to feel alone.
Why She Loves Blogging: Says Mrs. Mimi, ―It’s comforting to know that I am not alone in my frustrations.‖

Best Laugh-Out-Loud Blog
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regurgitated alpha bits
The lowdown: Anonymous elementary school teacher blogs about the students she loves and the job she hates.
Why We Love It: This blog gives you totally true antics of the elementary school kind and tips you can really use:
Preview ―educational‖ videos before showing and be alert for fourth-grade make-out sessions! Perfect with a
good cup of coffee, when you need to block out irritating colleagues, and when you could use a good laugh to
start your day.

Best Substitute Secrets
Just a Substitute Teacher
The lowdown: ―Mr. Homework‖ tells harrowing tales of the substitute kind.
Why We Love It: Let’s be honest. Sometimes we’d rather come in sick than call in a sub. Mr. Homework, however,
is one of the good guys. His outlook on the sub life (e.g., ―Sometimes it’s not about actually teaching anything‖)
makes us wish he was in our district.

Best Blog From Outside the Classroom
Tales From the School Bus
The lowdown: A school bus driver fills us in on the insanity that goes on before students enter the classroom
every morning and after they leave.
Why We Love It: We all have to multi-task, but try keeping order and driving at the same time! This blog gives us
the dirt—from failing brakes to bus ―heathens‖ like WhinyGirl. This is a side of school we often overlook!

Blogs Tips and Tricks: ( Comments by Vicki Davis)
 Blogger
Why on earth would I stay on blogger? I've had so many people offer to move me, host me, put me somewhere else and
bemoan that it is blocked at their school. Really, the best reason has to do with the fact that it is Google and they are the
search engine of choice, still. When you move your blog, you lose momentum. I know many people who have moved it,
but still, you do lose momentum and somehow become disjointed. I'm the type of person who moves furniture just to
move it, but this is one thing you do not want to move, for many reasons, but mainly just because it lets you focus on the
main thing. I hand code a lot of things on blogger, but still enjoy it. My FAVORITE book about blogger that has helped
me a lot is Blogger: Beyond the Basics. It is interesting how many people are starting to blog. Although many bloggers
may feel like this is old news, the critical masses of people are just now finding blogging and loving it! Don't discount
blogging and remember that if your blog isn't being found by search engines, then you're missing out on getting your
message out - if you have a message to share.
Cost: Free URL: http://www.blogger.com


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34. Google Book Search                                  http://books.google.com/
How does Google Book Search work? http://books.google.com/support
Google Help › Book Search Help › About Google Book Search › Using Google Book Search › How
does Google Book Search work?

How does Google Book Search work?
Finding books with Google Book Search is as easy as finding websites with Google Web Search; just enter the
keyword or phrase you're looking for into the Google Book Search box. For example, when you search for
"rock climbing" or for a phrase like "one small step for man," we'll find all the books whose contents match
your search terms. Click on a book title and you'll see basic info about the book just like you'd see in a card
catalog. In many cases, you can also click "Find this book in a library" to find a local library where you can
borrow it.
Research Tips from Google Book Search
Search the full text of over 7 million books
Keep track of all your sources


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With My library, create a personalized set of books that you can search and label. Labeling is a great way to keep track of
sources. You can have one label for your History paper and another for that Spanish essay due last week. To start, click
"Add to my shared library" under a book result or on the right-hand column when viewing a book.
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 35..    Picasa         http://picasa.google.com/
 Download software here:           http://picasa.google.com/thanks.html

36.     Welcome to Google for Educators
Google Workshops For Educators

http://sites.google.com/site/cuegli/events/pomona/projects

At Google, we support teachers in their efforts to empower students and expand the frontiers of human
knowledge. That‟s why we‟ve assembled the information and tools you‟ll find on this site. Learn more about
Google for Educators. http://www.google.com/educators/index.html

Education Edition - Common Questions

Here is a list of commonly asked questions about Google Apps Education Edition. For additional information,
please go to the Google Apps Education Edition website.

General Information

1) What is Google Apps Education Edition?

2) Why Google Apps?

3) What other schools are using Google Apps for Education?

4) How much is Google Apps for Education?

Signing Up

1) How do I sign up for Google Apps Education Edition?

2) How to I upgrade my account to the Education Edition?

Deploying Google Apps

1) How long does it take to implement Google Apps?

2) Can existing email data be migrated to Google Apps?


Search the web and answer the question: Some uses for Google Earth in elementary school
Example here


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http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=163360

http://groups.diigo.com/groups/google-in-education

https://sites.google.com/site/gtaresources/

http://www.google.com/educators/index.html

http://googleineducation.ning.com/

http://googleineducation.ning.com/

 Google Apps Web applications for communication and collaboration
 Gmail      Fast, searchable email with less spam
 Google Talk IM and call your friends through your computer
 Google Calendar Organize your schedule and share events with friends
 >>>>> Google Docs
 Share online documents, presentations, and spreadsheets
 Stay connected and be more productive : Google Docs

 Google Word - Spreadsheet - Presentation - Survey
 Google Docs Blog Google Word - Spreadsheet - Presentation http://googledocs.blogspot.com/
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37. Google News                                        http://news.google.com/
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38. Scholarly Search
Want to find the materials from educational institutes or universities. For this use the Google scholar
search. But suppose you don‟t like to switch to Google scholar search you can add the same query
with an additional parameter to the normal Google search box,

Try all 3 searches:
21st Century Learning

21st Century Learning filetype:pdf

21st Century Learning filetype:pdf site:edu

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39. Product Search                                   Search for stuff to buy
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http://www.google.com/products?hl=en

Overview: What is Google Product Search?
Google Product Search is an extension of Google dedicated to helping shoppers find products quickly and easily
on the web. Advantages of Product Search for sellers include:

       More users. Millions of people come to Google each day, and many are actively looking for the
        consumer or business products you're selling.
       No cost. Unlike other online shopping sites, listing your products on Product Search costs nothing.
        There's no spending account to set up and maintain, and no cost-per-click.
       Control of your product information. Google Base lets you maintain the accuracy and freshness of
        your product information, so your customers find the relevant, current items they're looking for.

Learn more about selling with Google.

Google Product Search Finally Useful as Mobile Service
Written by Marshall Kirkpatrick / April 23, 2009 8:57 AM / 11 Comments
« Prior Post Next Post »

Google announced this morning that Google Product Search is now tightly integrated with mobile search results
on the iPhone and Android. The new interface should make it easier to find price comparisons and customer
reviews while on the go.
I'm not a big shopper but I have struggled while standing in stores to find product reviews on my phone for
tennis racquets, vacuum cleaners and power tools within recent memory. Natural search results and Amazon
listings only worked so well. Unfortunately, a lot of shopping searches I tried this morning didn't have Product
Search results. When they are available, they are pretty good though.

VIDEO HERE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y20cmESMZWo&feature=player_embedded#!

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40. Google Patent Search                         http://www.google.com/patents

41. Google Trends                         http://www.google.com/trends
  8 More Google things to do....... TOTAL of 49
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Google Modifiers
       – All of the following MUST be put in the GOOGLE SEARCH BOX
                ( some of the commands WILL work in the URL box )
Query modifiers

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site:         If you include [site:] in your query, Google will restrict the results to those websites in the given
              domain. For instance, [help site:www.google.com] will find pages about help within
              www.google.com. [help site:com] will find pages about help within .com urls.

              Note there can be no space between the "site:" and the domain.
              This functionality is also available through Advanced Search page, under Advanced Web
              Search > Domains.

              Sample: government site:www.whitehouse.gov

                             site:www.whitehouse.gov obama
              Sample: thomas Gage site:www.google.com

              Sample: “thomas Gage” site:www.google.com

allintitle:   If you start a query with [allintitle:], Google will restrict the results to those with all of the query
              words in the title. For instance, [allintitle: google search] will return only documents that have
              both "google" and "search" in the title.

              This functionality is also available through Advanced Search page, under Advanced Web
              Search > Occurrences.

              Sample: allintitle:texas austin         Sample: allintitle:Austin sbsw

              Sample:    allintitle:nascar dale


intitle:      If you include [intitle:] in your query, Google will restrict the results to documents containing
              that word in the title. For instance, [intitle:google search] will return documents that mention
              the word "google" in their title, and mention the word "search" anywhere in the document (title
              or no). Note there can be no space between the "intitle:" and the following word.

              Putting [intitle:] in front of every word in your query is equivalent to putting [allintitle:] at the
              front of your query: [intitle:google intitle:search] is the same as [allintitle: google search].

              Sample:      intitle:nascar texas trucks

              Sample:      intitle:Northeast Colorado BOCES

              Sample:     intitle: Northeast Colorado BOCES (Notice the 2 SPACES after the : (if you
              put spaces you will not get the results you want)



allinurl:     If you start a query with [allinurl:], Google will restrict the results to those with all of the
              query words in the url. For instance, [allinurl: google search] will return only documents that
              have both "google" and "search" in the url.

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              Note that [allinurl:] works on words, not url components. In particular, it ignores punctuation.
              Thus, [allinurl: foo/bar] will restrict the results to page with the words "foo" and "bar" in the
              url, but won't require that they be separated by a slash within that url, that they be adjacent, or
              that they be in that particular word order. There is currently no way to enforce these constraints.

              This functionality is also available through Advanced Search page, under Advanced Web
              Search > Occurrences.

               Sample:      allinurl: Northeast Colorado BOCES

              Sample:       allinurl: Northeast Colorado BOCES

              Sample:       allinurl: Northeast Colorado BOCES ivc



inurl:        If you include [inurl:] in your query, Google will restrict the results to documents containing
              that word in the url. For instance, [inurl:google search] will return documents that mention the
              word "google" in their url, and mention the word "search" anywhere in the document (url or
              no). Note there can be no space between the "inurl:" and the following word.

              Putting "inurl:" in front of every word in your query is equivalent to putting "allinurl:" at the
              front of your query: [inurl:google inurl:search] is the same as [allinurl: google search].\

              Sample:       inurl:diblasi

              Sample:       inurl:Colorado haxtun

              Sample:      inurl: Colorado Haxtun school
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Google Research Home

  http://research.google.com/
   We pride ourselves on maintaining a culture that fosters significant and rapid innovation. In
   addition to building the world's most advanced systems, many of us are engaged in the public
   research community. You can read more about Google's research philosophy here.
   ===============================

Hidden Google Pages
There are also a number of hidden pages on Google that you’ve probably never seen before. Here are just a few
of them:

Google Moms - A tribute to Google moms for Mother’s Day.

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Google Dance 2004 , Google Dance 2005 and Google Dance 2006. Yes, it’s hard to believe, but Google has
their very own dance. They’re packed with plenty of food, drinks, games, product demos, and a hotspot where
you can meet the engineers.

Dilbert and the Google Logo - Check out the first and last Dilbert cartoon on Google.

Google also has lots of specialized search portals catered to technology enthusiasts.

Are you a Mac junkie? Google will allow you to search for all things related to Mac and Apple at
http://www.google.com/mac.

Search for all things Microsoft at http://www.google.com/microsoft/.

Not a Microsoft fan? Google’s got a special Linux search engine waiting for you at
http://www.google.com/linux.

Holiday Logos and Events - Google style!
We have a variety of logos commemorating holidays and events. We've put them in this online museum for
your amusement. Please do not use them elsewhere. And please, don't feed the kangaroo. If you would like to
include a link to Google on your site, please use one of our official logo stickers. Keep up with the latest from
Google. Sign up for the Google Friends newsletter.

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 Maps for mobile
 http://www.google.com/mobile/default/app.html                  View maps, your location and get directions on your phone
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 GOOG-411
 http://www.google.com/goog411/index.html#utm_source=us-et-more&utm_medium=et&utm_
 Find and connect with businesses from your phone, for free
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 Google Finance                     http://www.google.com/finance

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 Google Talk, Labs Edition
 Experimental release with new desktop notifications
 http://www.google.com/talk/labsedition/
  Google labs showcases a few of our favorite ideas that aren't quite ready for prime time. Your
 feedback can help us improve them. Please play with these prototypes and send your comments
 directly to the Googlers who developed them.

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   --------------------------------------------------

   Google Pack is:
     http://pack.google.com/intl/en/pack_installer.html
Software specifically selected by Google, Always free - no trial versions or spyware, Ready to use in just a few
clicks
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   Google HealthNew!
   Organize your medical records online
   -----------------------------------------------

   Google ChromeNew!
   A browser built for speed, stability and security
  ----------------------------------------------
   Desktop
   Search and personalize your computer
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    Google Jobs                        What‟s it like to work at Google?
   http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/

   Google is not a conventional company, and we don’t intend to become one. True, we share attributes with the
   world’s most successful organizations – a focus on innovation and smart business practices comes to mind –
   but even as we continue to grow, we’re committed to retaining a small-company feel. At Google, we know that
   every employee has something important to say, and that every employee is integral to our success. We
   provide individually-tailored compensation packages that can be comprised of competitive salary, bonus, and
   equity components, along with the opportunity to earn further financial bonuses and rewards.

   Google has offices around the globe, from Bangalore to Zurich, but regardless of where we are, we nurture an
   invigorating, positive environment by hiring talented, local people who share our commitment to creating
   search perfection and want to have a great time doing it. Googlers thrive in small, focused teams and high-
   energy environments, believe in the ability of technology to change the world, and are as passionate about their
   lives as they are about their work.

   We’re always on the look-out for new Googlers. Take a look inside.

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101 Time-Saving Google Tricks for Education,
Work, Play and Learning

Thanks to: Best University - Search Top Online College Degrees
The Internet is full of useful tools and hacks that keep you more focused and efficient, but you have to
know which ones are best.

Participants will learn Google tricks that can help you lead a more streamlined, stress-free existence,
from your personal to your school or work life.

This large list of 101 Google tricks can help you lead a more streamlined, stress-free existence, from
your personal to your school or work life.

Gmail- Save time and clean up your Gmail inbox with these helpful e-mail hacks.
   Mute or ignore: Mute or ignore annoying conversations or conversations that are wasting
   your precious time by using the m key.

   Gmail Search: Most Gmail users know how to use this tool, but if you’re always losing
   messages in your inbox, use Gmail Search to bring them back up.

   Voice and video chat: This new feature lets you video chat in your Gchat box.

   Emoticons: Use one of Gmail’s newest emoticons to convey a message without having to
   type it all out.

   AIM in Gmail: Streamline all of your instant message contacts when you access AIM
   through Gmail.

   Editing labels: Get more organized and save time when you use the new colored labels that
   you can edit, rename and more.

   Quick Contacts: This auto-show feature highlights your most-used contacts so it’s easy to
   find them for a chat.

   Group chat: Have a quick virtual meeting with your colleagues or classmates with this
   feature.

   Mail Fetcher: Access mail from other accounts through your Gmail account with Mail
   Fetcher.


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   Faster PDF previews: View PDF previews in your browser by clicking on the new "view"
   link.

Education

Teachers and students will be able to get more done in less time with these Google tricks.

   1. Geo Education: Forget field trips to the museum or planetarium. Use Geo Education to
      quickly zap your kids into outer space or around the world with this set of tools.
   2. iGoogle: Set up your own homepage for your classroom, or if you’re a student, customize
      your iGoogle page to include helpful study resources, news updates and more.
   3. Custom Search Engine: Save time during your searches by limiting the kinds of sites,
      the display and more for your search.
   4. Google Notebook/Google Docs: Use this simple, remote access text document for taking
      notes, recording class information and more.
   5. Google Groups: Set up a study group or help your students organize their own group
      projects with this feature.
   6. Page Creator: Use Page Creator to set up an attractive, easy-to-access web page for
      students, parents and more.
   7. News: Quickly pull news stories off the Internet with this feature.
   8. Book Search: Using Book Search, you can quickly find full college text books, excerpts,
      nonfiction texts and more.
   9. Google Scholar: Students and teachers can use this search engine when they need
      quality, authoritative information for lectures, research projects and papers.
   10.Patent Search: Use Patent Search to search over 7 million patents, images and more.

Business and Work

When you want to save time on meetings, organize your files and or stay on top of your
coursework, use these tools.

   21.Google Pack: Use Google Pack as a free solution to a desktop organizer, notifier, 3d
      model maker and more.
   22.Archive your e-mails: Use this simple system to keep your e-mails safe and organized
      without having to waste time with hard files.
   23.E-mail encryption: Google helps you send encrypted messages to your business
      associates with this system.
   24.Google Video: Avoid lengthy meetings by hosting web conferences with Google Video–
      a safe, private feature.
   25.Google Checkout: Cut out the middle man when you use this online shopping app for
      your site.
   26.Finance: Use Google Finance to quickly catch up on the stock market and all other
      finance news that will affect your business in the blink of an eye.

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   27.Knol: Knol is a Google app that lets business professionals and other experts share their
      knowledge online and network with other members.
   28.Calendar: Keep all of your to-do lists and appointments straight in one spot with Google
      Calendar.
   29.SketchUp: Architects, web designers and other professionals can use this tool to create
      3D models online.
   30.Sites: Use this feature to give you a head start on creating a website for your business,
      which can save you time with marketing, networking, selling products and more.

iPhone and Mobile Apps

Turn to this list of tricks and tools for saving time and making your iPhone, BlackBerry or cell
phone more efficient.

   31.New Gmail for the iPhone: This new display for the iPhone makes it easier for you to
      check Gmail on your mobile.
   32.Tips for Google Mobile Search: Make the most out of your Google-powered search
      with these mobile-friendly tips.
   33.Voice Search: Search by speaking into your phone with this time saver.
   34.My Location: Find local businesses near your location with this tool that uses your
      iPhone as a navigator.
   35.Use the apps tab: iPhone users can hit the Apps tab at the bottom of their screen to
      quickly shop Google services.
   36.Google Talk for BlackBerry: This app is available to Black Berry users. Features
      include fast messaging, emoticons, customizable status messages, and more.
   37.Google SMS for Search: Read this guide to help you use Google SMS for your mobile
      searches.
   38.Android: Check out this free mobile platform to fuel multitasking and make your apps
      run better.
   39.Google SMS: Use this text messaging service for a quick and easy way to connect.
   40.Calendar Alerts with SMS: Use your SMS to get Google calendar alerts, even if you’re
      away from your desk.

Travel and Transportation

Travelers and those who want to learn more about their city can use these Google tips and tools.

   41.Google Earth: Ditch the compass and use this app to find your away around a new city.
      You can even track your flight status.
   42.GOOG 411: Look up local businesses, restaurants and more with this tool.
   43.Google Maps: Find addresses, get recommendations for local hotspots, and explore a
      new city or state.
   44.Translate: If you’re traveling internationally, use this tool to translate menus,
      conversations and more.
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   45.Mobile Maps: Using Mobile Maps, you can view maps, get directions and find local
      information easier and faster.
   46.Currency Converter: Check currency rates and conversions with this mobile-friendly
      tool.
   47.Area Code Map: Get areas codes with this shortcut.
   48.FAA Airplane Registration Numbers: Get an airplane’s history and description by
      searching its FAA airplane registration number.
   49.Flight Status/Flight Tracker: Subscribe to this shortcut to get flight tracking
      information.
   50.Gchart: Find out what time it is anywhere in the world using Gchart.

Search Tips and Tools

For a faster, more efficient search, turn to this list.

   51.Search Features: Customize your search so that it’s easier to find sport scores, local
      information, and more.
   52.Dictionary Definitions: Learn how to quickly look up words directly from Google.
   53.site:: If you only want results for a particular web page, type in site: before the name.
   54.link:: This is an especially good tool for bloggers who want to track back links to their
      site. Type link: and link back to whatever site you put in next.
   55.Keyboard Shortcuts: This Firefox app will let you move around Google’s search results
      with your arrow keys.
   56.Blog Search: When you only want to find posts and images from blogs, use this search.
   57.Product Search: Get shopping and product information here.
   58.Toolbar: Add a Google Toolbar to Firefox to quickly access your favorite button and
      share your top sites.
   59.Browser Buttons: Install Browser Buttons to connect to Google Search even faster.
   60.Default Search Engine: Save time by eliminating useless searches and lame search
      engines by making Google your default.

Life Hacks

From cutting down on finding your daily news to organizing your desktop to tracking packages,
these Google tricks will quickly become indispensable.

   61.Desktop: Keep your desktop organized with this customizable feature.
   62.Google Alerts: Stay on top of your appointments, workouts, goals, and social life with
      this alerts tool.
   63.Use Google Reader: Google Reader will save you a lot of time searching for blogs and
      checking your favorite sites everyday. It compiles your most-read and starred items in
      one simple interface.
   64.Mobile: Google Mobile will keep you connected to your Google accounts anywhere.
   65.Track packages: Here you’ll learn how to track your packages with Google Maps.
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   66.Convert temperatures: Type "[temperature][C/F] to [F/C]" to get the correct
      temperature.
   67.Find phone numbers: This tutorial will show you how to quickly find a phone number
      using Google search.
   68.Calculator: Use the search bar as a calculator.
   69.Movies: Type in movies or the name of the film plus your zip code to get showtimes.
   70.Google Homepage: Shave seconds or even minutes off your day by making Google your
      default home page. You’ll connect to Gmail, perform searches and more with just a click
      or two instead of having to type everything out.

Google Docs

These shortcuts will save you time when you use Google Docs.

   71.Undo: Ctrl Z will undo any edits or changes you’ve made to the document.
   72.Go the top or title: Move up to the top of your document by typing Ctrl Home.
   73.Change alignment: Change your page’s alignment by typing Ctrl L, Ctrl E, or Ctrl J, for
      left, center and full justify, respectively.
   74.Add a comment: Press Ctrl M to add comments to your document.

References

Learn how to quickly access directories, get vehicle information and more using these shortcuts.

   75.FCC Equipment IDs: Look up equipment ID numbers using this method.
   76.Vehicle Information: Find information about any vehicle by typing in the VIN number.
   77.UPC Codes: Track UPC codes here.
   78.Directory: Directory connects you to references for time, world records, libraries, maps,
      museums and more.
   79.Video: Find videos faster with this feature.
   80.Stock Quotes shortcut: Get stock quotes from Google with this shortcut method.
   81.Images: Conduct a faster image search here.

Firefox Add-ons

Firefox users can download these applications for even more time-saving tricks for Google.

   82.Locator: Find highlighted addresses on a Google map with this button.
   83.GBookmarks: Access your bookmarks from any computer with this tool.
   84.Back to Google 1.2: Immediately return to your last Google results page by clicking this
      button.
   85.Send to Google Docs: This tool supports PDF, Microsoft Office and Open Office via
      Google Docs.
   86.Google Results Walker: Quickly navigate Google results with this add-on.
   87.Gooblebar Lite 4.6.8: This Google toolbar supports 12 search types.
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   88.Google Calendar Quick Add: Add an event to your Google Calendar even faster with
      this shortcut.
   89.Color Results: Find your search terms in a web page or document when you install this
      add-on.
   90.Bookmarks Button: Manage Google Bookmarks from your Firefox toolbar with this
      tool.
   91.Search Videos: This one-click button lets you highlight search criteria and search videos
      faster.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Use these keyboard shortcuts when navigating your Gmail account to make sending, sorting and
reading e-mails more efficient.

   92.To compose: To compose a new message, hit Shift + c.
   93.Move to updated conversation: Press k to move up your conversation to newer
      messages.
   94.Open a conversation: Press Enter to open up a conversation or close it.
   95.Search: Press the / key to move into the search box.
   96.Reply: To reply to an e-mail, if you’re already in conversation view, hit shift + r. For
      reply all, press shift + a.
   97.Forward: To forward a message you’re viewing in conversation mode, hit shift + f.

For Google Spreadsheets and beyond, these tricks will keep you from wasting any more time
during the day.

   98.Select entire column: spreadsheets: Type Ctrl spacebar to select the whole column in
      your spreadsheet.
   99.Select entire row: Hit Shift Spacebar to select an entire spreadsheet row.
   100.      Google Shortcuts from GreaseMonkey: Use this script to be able to search for
      lyrics, search UrbanDictionary and search Wikipedia with just one type.
   101.      Google Analytics Shortcut: This shortcut costs $10 but hacks Google Analytics
      for you.

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