Introductions

Tour Guide Introductions
Jim Sill
Steve Woods
Dr. Glenn Williams

Purpose of this Workshop:
Discover Google's tools to help improve your classroom lessons.  Over the course of the next three days, we will develop advanced skills with search, docs, iGoogle, Maps, Earth.  All of these news skills will be displayed on your very own Google Site.

We will do this by taking a trip around the world stopping in various places of interest.

Guiding Question: How can you use this information in your classroom?

A few things that will help...
  • The other folks in the workshop
  • The tour guides
  • Use Firefox or Chrome as your web browser
  • Learn to open a new tab in your browser (PC: Ctrl + T, Mac: Cmd + T)
  • Around the World in Google Days Workshop Pages
  • Remember the URL is almost always (application name).google.com

12 Google Shortcuts Every Traveler Should Know


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

More

Google Almanac - A Google Site Created by Google Certified Teachers (Kyle Brumbaugh, Jerome Burg, Cheryl Davis, & Kathleen Ferenz) for the Google Teacher Academy. 
Google Hacks - A good reference book. The first half or so includes some great tips... the rest gets a bit technical.
Googlepedia - Another good reference book to use when teaching particular applications.
Google Apps Education Edition - Resources developed by GCTs (Lisa Thumann and Kevin Jarrett) for the GTA

Google Presentation


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