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Google Apps in the Classroom Google Teacher Academy New York November 18, 2008 Rita Zeinstejer Rosario, Argentina
Google Apps in the Classroom
The world’s largest search engine Students can use it: n research class topics n find “similar pages” n search for images n search from their cells
The world’s largest search engine Teachers can use it: n n n translate webpages search for instructional material in different formats restrict search in stds’ pc’s > “safe search”
http: //www. google. com/chrome/intl/en-GB/features. html? hl=en-GB n n a faster, better and more secure way to access Webbased applications. will suggest searches, popular sites, visited pages a new tab will automatically display your most visited pages and closed tabs warning sites suspected of malware
https: //chrome. google. com/extensions/detail/mokmnbikneoaenmckfmgjgji mphfojkd Time Tracker n Keeps track of how much time you spend on various web sites.
webmail n n n n free accounts custom email addresses shared calendars collaborative websites shared online documents safe instant messaging easy-to-use customizable start page use your school domain http: //partnerpage. google. com/capuchinohighschool. org xx
You can also…. n activate chat and camera! n import contacts from Outlook and other accounts! n customize your site, many options n add “insert images” n save your chat scripts
Additional Apps n n n n n n Google Docs Goggle Video Google Sites Google Chrome i. Google Earth Google Mobile: Google Skyline Google Groups Google Maps Google Street View Google News Google Alerts Google Reader Google Search Google Sketch. Up Google Scholar Google Patents Google Friends Connect Knol Picasa Google Calendar …. . more
Additional Apps n n n n Google News Timeline Goggle Similar Images Google Swirl Google Goggles Google Fastflip Google Living Stories App Inventor Body Browser
Why Google apps…?
Why Google apps…? students can use Google Apps to: n collaborate with classmates using Google Sites n make presentations with Google Docs n keep organized using Google Calendar
Why Google apps…? Teachers can use Google Apps to: n have easy access to their colleagues using Google Talk n sign up for computerlab or library time using a Google Calendar n collect assingments online using Gmail or Google docs
n free online word processor n create, store, share, collaborate on docs n work together online > avoid attachments http: //services. google. com/apps/resources/overviews/welcome/topic. Docs/in dex. html
Why ? Students can: n work on their files from any pc n get instant feedback n publish papers and presentations to an authentic audience
Why ? Teachers can: n provide timely feedback to stds at any point n collaborate with colleagues (material/assessment) n publish handouts for stds and parents n make their presentations
n create course website quickly n include subordinate pages to each unit n share documents, videos, calendars, charts and other information n all in one place n offers control over who has access
Students use can to: n manage a to-do list for their assignments n create a personal portfolio of their work n collaborate and share ideas for group work and peer tutoring
Teachers can use to: n create a class page n allow stds to create pages n include tutorial videos n collaborate with other teachers/ school-wide projects n manage international projects https: //sites. google. com/site/triptoengland 2011/
n n personalized home page at-a-glance access to key info educational gadgets: easily removed/ added
http: //www. google. com/ig
Why use ? Students can use it to: n stay informed, news & events n add gadgets: class calendars to-do lists encyclopedias & dictionaries n create customized tabs for assignments, activities, personal interests
Why use ? Teachers can use it to: n unleash stds creativity by having them make their own gadgets n keep up-to-date with their blogs n plan/organize their instructional day n develop a custom tab to access their professional network
n n n keep track of all your life's important events in one place add events and send invitations share your schedule with friends and family search for events you might enjoy set up automatic event reminders
n n free, downloadable combines satellite imagery, maps, 3 D terrain, 3 D buildings explore organizations (NASA, Discovery Education) explore species/ night sky
Why use Students can use it to: n n create tours of their school/community study climate change /effects of global warming track earthquakes in real time explore animal kingdom with national Geographic content ?
Why use … ? Teachers can use it to: n n set the scene for various lessons adapt abstract lessons to the real world: interaction with real-time data n explore night http: //www. googlelittrips. com/
http: //www. google. com/skymap. html n explore the skies on your Android phone n helps you identify the celestial objects in view
n create n n custom discuss n n start your own email discussion groups/ message boards browse archives of Usenet groups. search or browse for information join a group join in on what others are talking about
Why use Students can use it to: n n n extend class discussion online share ideas, store docs, organize web resources working on a team project create a private group for school clubs/sports teams to share latest news, announcements, pix ?
Why use ? Teachers can use it to: n make class handouts, reading material, assignments, web links available for stds and parents n n send email announcements to parents centralize resources & communication
free web mapping service application http: //www. google. co. uk/maps It provides: n n n terrain maps satellite imagery photographic street views
Why use Students can use it to: n n n keep track of class penpals virtual tour countries (transportation/hotels/sight -seeing) learn about plant/animal life by embedding info on habitats in maps ?
Why use ? Teachers can use it to: n plan a field trip with stds n create a school map n teach historical events by embedding docs into interactive maps http: //www. theteacherscorner. net/penpa ls/index. php
Using Street View http: //tinyurl. com/yfx 75 ez n virtual field trips: informationally rich experiences n virtual city tours: acting as a tour guide n n combining with Google maps: direction giving activities combining with real life websites
…added to now Picasa photos in Street View!!! http: //tinyurl. com/l 3 w 4 of
n makes news available in a single place n thousands of sources n browse top stories n search for a specific topic n personalize your news page http: //news. google. com/
Why use Students can use it to: n n n compare and contrast events find primary docs (+200 years) access news from cells ?
Why use ? Teachers can use it to: n n n personalize their news page: stay informed search news for particular story relevant to lesson model for stds to examine bias and reliability
n n email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc. ) based on your choice of query or topic. alerts can be delivered via feed to Google Reader or to your i. Google page
Six variations of alerts: n News n Web n Blogs n Video n Groups n comprehensive
n n feed aggregator, feed reader, news reader constantly checks your favorite news sites and blogs for new content. aggregates syndicated web content such as news headlines, blogs, podcasts, and vlogs in a single location for easy viewing. checks for new content at user-determined intervals and retrieves the update.
Why use Students can use it to: n n n keep updated on current events and news collect, annotate, share research for collaborative project read items teacher shares for current assignments ?
Why use ? Teachers can use it to: n n n keep track of stds blogs all on one page read other educators blogs and follow best practices share news articles with colleagues and stds using the “Shared items” feature (+ annotations!)
an authoritative article about a specific topic n write & share n invite collaborators n keep authorship http: //www. google. com/help/knol_s creenshot. html
Why use Students can use it to: n n n do research and verify authority of info publish project about topic researched collaborate to improve richness of their knols ?
Why use ? Teachers can use it to: n n n teach info literacy/evaluate reliability of source publish lessons for colleagues provide doc with school rules/expectations
http: //sketchup. google. com n n modeling software for 3 D designs construct 3 D models of buildings, trees, cars.
Why use Students can use it to: n visualize geometry/ mathematical concepts n create model buildings n learn about architecture n design full scale 3 D environments n share designs with others via web ?
Why use ? Teachers can use it to: n n n engage stds in the 3 D world around them recreate historical settings illustrate theoretical concepts
With you can. . . n search diverse sources from one convenient place n find papers, abstracts and citations n n locate the complete paper through your library or on the web learn about key papers in any area of research
n texts of scholarly literature n includes most peer-reviewed online journals n claims to cover more websites, journal sources and languages
http: //www. google. com/patents n search the patent corpus n 7 million patents n n over a million patent applications search by detail, classification codes, date
Adds social features to your site: n n n visitors can join your site with their own Google account lets visitors post comments and start a discussion lets visitors engage with others and invite them to see their websites
http: //picasa. google. com/ n allows photos to be uploaded easily n locates pix and sorts them out into visual albums n organize, edit, share pictures n makes advanced photo editing simple n crop, reduce red-eye, add light, text, colour, adjust n access an online slideshow and download pix
Why use Students can use it to: n organize/manage photos for projects/reports n quickly edit photos/images n share photos of school events ?
Why use ? Teachers can use it to: n n n create an album for each std create a slideshow for open house share fieldtrips online
n web-based module n add to your i. Google n n like Gmail chat > talk everywhere see Picasa web albums and You. Tube videos from this gadget
around http: //suefrantz. com/2010/12/06/google-around/ n n best way to detect plagiarism use the operator AROUND (must be in all capital letters) to find terms or phrases that are ‘around’ each other.
www. blogger. com n create rich multimedia posts including text, links, pictures, videos n comments n subscription
Why use Students can use it to: n keep a reflective learning journal n post messages, photos, videos n share schoolwork ?
Why use ? Teachers can use it to: n n n post resources, assignments, homework, lessons keep parents updated reflect on their teaching practices follow stds progress share ideas with other educators organize project work
…. and more!!! Google Experiments: Google Labs
Google News Timeline n n n organizes information chronologically allows users to view news, scanned newspapers, magazines, blog posts zoomable, graphical timeline. http: //newstimeline. googlelabs. com/
n n refines your image search with visual similarity allows you to search for images using pictures rather than words http: //similar-images. googlelabs. com/
http: //image-swirl. googlelabs. com/ n clusters similar images into representative groups in a fun, exploratory interface.
http: //www. google. com/mobile/goggles/#landmark n point a camera at something and Google figures out what it is
http: //fastflip. googlelabs. com / n lets users discover and share news articles n "flip" through pages online as quickly as flipping through a magazine. n follow friends and topics n discover new content n create custom magazines around searches
http: //livingstories. googlelabs. com / n in collaboration with The New York Times and The Washington Post. n complete coverage of an on-going story is gathered together n quickly navigate between news articles, opinion pieces and features n each story has an evolving summary of current developments n an interactive timeline of critical events n stories can be explored by themes, significant participants or multimedia
http: //appinventor. googlelabs. com/about/index. html App Inventor for Android n create apps for your phone! n build games n draw funny pictures n create a quiz app to study
its latest browser experiment n Google Explores the Human Body With HTML 5 n Basically, Google Earth for the human body. http: //bodybrowser. googlelabs. com/
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