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					Using Google Tools in the Classroom
ECIS IT Conference 2007 Alan Preis
Atlanta International School Atlanta, Georgia USA

www.alanpreis.com/presentations

We all know about search. What else can Google do?

Web 1.0
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The web as a collection of static documents connected by hyperlinks. Emphasis on content. Students and teachers as consumers. Minimum levels of interaction between a web page and its audience.

Web 2.0
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“The network is the computer.”
-- John Gage (1984)

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The Web as a software application. Dynamic content, web-based software. Students and teachers as producers and consumers. Increasing interaction between a web page and its audience. The Web as a collaboration platform.

The Evolution of Google
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Search engine (c. 1996) Acqusitions:
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Blogger (2003) Writely (2006) JotSpot(2006) Gmail (2004) Google Maps (2005) Google Reader (2005) Google Calendar (2006) Google Notebok (2006)

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New products
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What tools does Google offer today?
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Google Personalized Homepage Google Documents and Spreadsheets Google Calendar Google Reader (RSS) Google Maps Blogger …and many more.

Ideas for your classroom
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Collaborative writing workshop with Google Documents Stay current with research and news with Google Reader Geographic explorations with Google Earth Coordinate events, meetings, and due dates with Google Calendar Communicate with students from other schools with Google Talk

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Student writing project with Blogger Create a customized search for a class project with Google Custom Search Engine Well-organized, high-capacity, (nearly) spam-free student email with Gmail

Demonstration and Examples

Resources
Links to All Google Tools http://www.google.com/intl/en/options/ Google for Educators http://www.google.com/educators/

Google for Educators Discussion Group http://groups.google.com/group/google-for-educators/
Google Operating System (unofficial news and tips about Google) http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/

Questions and Answers

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


				
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