THE NEW MEDIA CENTER: Google Literacy Lesson Plans--Way Beyond ‘Just Google It’ We use Google for our own information needs, so why should we expect the students to only use what we want them to use? The consensus on this is that we should teach students how to search both Google and databases effectively. Nothing new here. But Google’s Literacy Lesson Plans released in May 2012 are something new. Students’ tendencies to “just Google it” while ignoring subscription databases and primary sources raise concern among media specialists and teachers. These lessons are designed to help media specialists and teachers teach students how to search Google effectively. • Picking search terms • Understanding search results • Narrowing a search for better results • Searching for evidence for research tasks • Evaluating source credibility The overview page provides introductory information, spells out the standards, and defines basic logistics of lesson design and teaching. The step-by-step lessons are accessible as Google Docs. • An essential guiding question • Lesson overview Wrap-Up
Classroom 2.0 Google Drive and Docs for Teachers 2012 Cuentas de Google Solo necesitas una cuenta Accede a todos los servicios de Google con solo un nombre de usuario y una contraseña. Personaliza Google a tu gusto Configura tu perfil y tus preferencias como más te guste. Tu información siempre disponible Cambia de dispositivo y continúa desde la última acción que hayas realizado. Tons of Google Forms for Teachers, Administrators and Students January31, 2014 I came across this wonderful resource a couple of days ago through TechChef4u and after checking the forms it has I decided to share it with you. This is basically a treasure trove packed full of handy Google forms you can use with your students in the classroom. There are also forms for administrators and another selection for professional development. So those of you who do not have time to design their own forms, this page is a must bookmark for future reference. If you are not yet familiar with how to use Google Forms and want a head start, check out the resources below. Below is a screenshot of the forms created by Molly. FollowMolly Blog :Technology Ideas, Thoughts, Resources, Sites, and Projects for teachersTech for Teachers :Technology resources for classroom teachersClassroom in the Cloud :Web 2.0 Examples from the ClassroomChromebook Classroom :A resource for all things Chromebooks Click HERE to access source page.
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The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You 100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About 44.24K Views 0 Likes We're always trying to figure out the best tools for teachers, trends in the education technology industry, and generally doing our darnedest to bring you new and exciting ways to enhance the classroom. 20 Free and Fun Ways To Curate Web Content 23.98K Views 0 Likes What's the best way to organize it all into at least some reasonable manner? It’s Time To Crowdsource Your School’s Social Media Policy 12.53K Views 0 Likes Every school has a different policy when it comes to social media. 10 ways to eliminate the distractions around YouTube videos Posted by admin | Posted in Character Education, Middle/High School, Primary Elementary, Secondary Elementary, Teacher Resources, video | Posted on 13-06-2012 Tags: classroom, clea.nr, clean video search, distractions, dragontape, education, kick youtube, learning, movavi, safeshare tv, saveyoutube, videos, viewpure, youtube, youtube for schools, youtubexl, zamzar What it is: YouTube is a truly wonderful learning resource. What isn’t so great: all of the garbage that can come along with it (i.e. advertising, comments, related videos…in short-distractions). Luckily, schools have some great options for using YouTube differently. Some of these tools I have written about before and some are new additions…hence the new post! YouTube for Schools- This is a YouTube that has been created just for schools. How to integrate less distracting YouTube videos into the classroom: This one is really a no brainer: want to use YouTube? Tips: Always try these tools out at school BEFORE using with students.
Search Features In addition to providing easy access to billions of web pages, Google has many special features to help you to find exactly what you’re looking for. Some of our most popular features are listed below. Everyday Essentials Weather To see the weather for many U.S. and worldwide cities, type “weather” followed by the city and state, U.S. zip code, or city and country. Back to top Reference Tools Calculator To use Google’s built-in calculator function, simply enter the calculation you’d like done into the search box. Choosing Keywords Synonym Search If you want to search not only for your search term but also for its synonyms, place the tilde sign (~) immediately in front of your search term. Local Search Local Search If you’re looking for a store, restaurant, or other local business you can search for the category of business and the location and we’ll return results right on the page, along with a map, reviews, and contact information. Health Search Trip Planning
A Handful of Helpful Google Forms Tutorials for Teachers Google Forms and Google Sheets can be very useful for collecting all kinds of information from students and others. Three of the most common uses of Google Forms and Sheets in schools are creating quizzes, conducting surveys, and organizing workflow. The following videos, screenshots, and links will help you learn how to use Google Forms and Sheets in your classroom. Insert images into Google Forms. Inserting Videos into questions in Google Forms: gClassFolders is a script that will create folders for you for as many course sections as you need. Doctopus is a Google Spreadsheet script that can help teachers manage the flow of shared work in in their Google Drive accounts.
Internet Map your Guide to Popular Webistes Online Today as I was going through my feeds I came across this great web tool called Internet Map and thought it might interest you as well. Internet Map, as its name suggests, is a Google Map of the 350.000 largest websites in the world. Websites are included in circles in the map. The size and visibility of each circle corresponds with the popularity of the website it contains . For instance, the biggest circle that is clearly visible in the interface of the map is of Facebook, the surrounding ones have Tumblr, Yahoo, Google, etc.
The Best 210 Websites To Help Teachers Make Learning Fun The 90-Second History Of Education 9.77K Views 0 Likes Well here's an insanely detailed infographic to peruse. It's the history of education and details the past, present, and future.