Google Apps details

Google Docs

Google Forms

Google Spreadsheets

Google Reader

Google Voice

Google Art Project - virtual visits to the world's great museums

La Galerie numérique du monde

- nice article on using Google Art Project - en français!

The Google Art Project: Art Accessible to All

- ideas for art-based activities and projects, by Melissa Nelson, @ Dallas Museum of Art, Educator Blog

Here is a great site with tons of info and ideas for using Google Apps for Ed

thank you Collette Cassinelli for so many great resources!

Echucaelearning (a Google Docs Wiki)

10 Google Forms for the Classroom

ePortfolios (with Google Apps)

Guess the Google (games)

100+ Google Tools for Schools

ePortfolios with Google Apps

Guide to Going Google

About Google sites (tutorials)

Google Tools to Support Bloom's Revised Taxonomy

Google Image Chart Creator

Google Docs Reconsidered

Google Teacher Academy Resources

Google for Educators

Google Apps Challenge Activities by Richard Byrne


Google Chart Tools

Google Docs tools (slideshows explaining each of the tools)

Google Earth (Livebinder of resources)

Google in the Classroom by Susan Watt

ePortfolios with Google Apps by Dr Helen Barrett

50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education by Jeff Dunn @Edudemic

A Must Have Guide to Google Drive by Jeff Dunn @ Edudemic

Search the Web Within Your Google Documents by Richard Bryne @ Free Technology for Teachers Blog

30 Innovative Ways To Use Google In Education
02/21/2013, by Terry Heick @TeachThought Blog
30 Innovative Ways To Use Google In Education
To build search literacy in **21st century learners** , consider having students:
  1. Locate 3 sources of information that support an idea, and rank them in terms of their credibility.
  2. Find the original source of an “old” idea.
  3. Identify experts who can function as a source of data.
  4. Identify the next big trend in technology by using Google Trends, and triangulating between a social problem and a growing technology sector.
  5. Search and locate multiple file types (file type:) that address the same or similar topic, then defend which one is most compelling and why.
  6. Provide 4 groups of students a query, then have them find and defend the most credible source of information on that topic.
  7. Have students record immediate but brief think-alouds for why they choose to click on certain search results (1 sentence or less).
  8. Explain the single most important way Google is and is not like a library.
  9. Find an information search result that is non-optimal for one search objective, then explain what kind of search that result would have been optimal for.
  10. Defend or attack the using “out of data” search results.
  11. Identify publishing needs by searching posts “within the last 7 days” and analyzing the quality of only recently published information.
  12. Use search by voice in mobile learning situations.
  13. Use the Advanced Search function to filter results **by reading level**.****
  14. Identify experts who can inform both the online and offline search process.
  15. Find curated collections of information that contextualize a topic before or after searching.
  16. Use Google search results to narrow a topic from abstraction to concrete and retrievable data.
  17. Imagine what Google will look like in 2023 using Moore’s law and trends from 2003 to 2013.
  18. Begin managing their own online brand by measuring search results against professional goals and personal beliefs, and understand how Google generates those “non-optimal” results.
  19. Use Google Trends and Search Filtering by date to identify how the search trends impact the availability of quality information.
  20. Search social media sites for sources of information and media trends (rather than information itself).
  21. Defend or critique the Google Trend “Forecast” using both existing search data as well as existing cultural trends.
  22. Use Scholar Search to find and use the “Works Cited” page of credible academic journals, then curate these sources for use in future searches.
  23. Experiment with key word search variations, then analyze the relationship between phrasing and search credibility.
  24. Defend or critique the process of Googling entire questions.
  25. Use “Define:___” to find the definition of a word rather than wasting time on dictionary sites.
  26. Use “exact phrase” searching to find different ways a line, quote, or other text is used differently across the internet—and which sites cite sources and which do not.
  27. Predict the impact of Search Engine Optimization on the quality of search results.
  28. Redesign (via a quick sketch) the Google results page to provide a more visual way to display search data on various size screens.
  29. Guess the impact auto-complete has had on search results using specific examples.
  30. At the end of a research project, have students artistically explain the difference between search and research.

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