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Lainie Rowell
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Connective Learning with Google Tools in Education

SessionDescription

Before we get started, please create a Google Account (If you don't already have one)

Google Apps for Ed.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Please complete this survey after hearing about all the different Google Tools we could explore today!
Results

Google Tools:


As we explore the tools above, consider the following:
  1. What is it? How does it work? What's special about it?
  2. How might it be useful for educators and students?
  3. What else do you want to learn about it?



Tip:

Associate Multiple eMails with Your Google Account
  1. Log in to your Google Account anywhere.
  2. Visit https://www.google.com/accounts/ManageAccount
  3. Click on "Edit" next to "Personal Information" in the left hand column
  4. Under "Associate email addresses with your account" type a new address next to "Add an additional email address:"
  5. Press "Save" and repeat for each address you want associated with the account.



Other Resources:

Google Tools Tutorials: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/p/google-tools-tutorials.html

TinyURL - http://tinyurl.com/

ePals

Mailinator - http://mailinator.com/

Web Country Codes - http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/text/web_country_codes.html

Projects That Pop - Google Site Used in FISD

November Learning - Information Literacy Resources



Session Description:


Discover Google. It’s more than just an ordinary search engine. Learn how to tap Google’s free online toolset and knock down the walls of any classroom, engage students and make connections in new and exciting ways. During this session teachers will build robust tools that can immediately be used in the classroom. Develop a custom search engine based on a particular subject area or unit of study. Create an interactive map for a literature, history, math or science class. Have students take part in a collaborative writing exercise with a shared writing tool. With these and other open-ended tools, the options are endless.