20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students. Google Docs has revolutionised the way we create and edit content on the web. It is a genuine collaboration tool like nothing that has come before it. Up to 50 people can simultaneously edit a spreadsheet, presentation or document at no expense, and it is available on all mobile and desktop platforms. Today we are going to look at 20 great tips every teacher and student should be using to get the most of the collaborative learning opportunities Google Doc’s offers. Allow editing without signing in: If you’re sharing a document with classmates who don’t have a Google login, just make it available to edit without signing in. Chat away: In Google Docs, you can see anyone who is currently editing the document, and if needed, send a message to chat with them. Embed Docs anywhere: Get a link to your document or spreadsheet, and you can embed or publish it anywhere, including Facebook or a class blog. Create graphs: Visuals are great tools for getting your point across.
Teaching Students to Effectively Use the Internet A search engine is essentially a database that points to Web sites and Internet resources. The search engine database is compiled by means of often called spiders, crawlers, or bots. These spiders, crawlers and bots are programmed to find web pages, follow all the links they contain and add any new information they find to the master database. It is important to remember that when you are using a search engine, you are not really searching the entire Internet, but a database of pages and resources from the Internet compiled by the bots. Once the information has been collected by the robot programs it is turned over to the search engine's indexing program. When you submit a query or question to the search engine, a searches the database compiled by the robot programs and indexing programs, identifies items that match your query and organizes and displays them in a particular order based on the relevancy or how closely they match your query. Search engine results can be misleading
20 Million Prezi Users: Conversation with Drew Banks Drew Banks is the Head of Marketing at Prezi -- after treading across NC State's “Brickyard” plaza and down MIT’s infinite corridor, Drew cut his entrepreneurial teeth within game-changing companies such as SAS and Silicon Graphics. Hooked on disruptive innovation, Drew co-founded Pie Digital in 2005 to make home networking easy as pie! At Prezi, Drew returns to his SGI-spawned passion to change the world through visualization. Drew also writes. He's published a couple of business books on communications and social media, as well as a couple of novels on ... life. In this conversation, Drew discuss how Prezi evolved -- and what sets it apart. Geetesh: Prezi now has 20 million registered users -- what does this large user base mean to the folks at Prezi -- can you share some thoughts? Drew: Our 20+ million users -- and growing at over a million users a month -- are a vast source of inspiration. Geetesh: Many people know little about how Prezi originated – can you share some history?
14 Handy Tips on How to Better Use Google Images This is the fifth guide I created in a series of several posts on how to tap into the educational potential of Google services. Today's topic is Google Images. This is probably among those most used services in education. Teachers and students use images for a variety of learning and teaching reasons. However, before including images in any classroom project, students need to learn about copyright issues. Related guides : As I said earlier, we all use Google Images when looking for pictures to feature in our multimedia projects, but do we all know how to conduct a smart and specific image search ? Supposedly, you typed your keywords in Google Image and got the first result page. 1-Find images in any size you need. 2-Specify the shape of images. 3-Find images in your preferred colors. 4- Limit the kind of images that you find. 5- Find images published in a particular region. 6- Search one site (like sfmoma.org ) or limit your results to a domain like .edu, .org or .gov 10- Related Searches
Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask 1. What can the URL tell you? Techniques for Web Evaluation : 1. 2. 2. 1. INSTRUCTIONS for Truncating back a URL: In the top Location Box, delete the end characters of the URL stopping just before each / (leave the slash). Continue this process, one slash (/) at a time, until you reach the first single / which is preceded by the domain name portion. 3. Check the date on all the pages on the site. 3. 1. What kinds of publications or sites are they? Are they real? 3. Expect a journal article, newspaper article, and some other publications that are recent to come from the original publisher IF the publication is available on the web. Look at the bottom of such articles for copyright information or permissions to reproduce. 4. 1. a. Type or paste the URL into alexa.com's search box. b. 1. The pages listed all contain one or more links to the page you are looking for. If you find no links, try a shorter portion of the URL, stopping after each /. 2. 5. 1. 2. WHY? More About Evaluating Web Sources
What to do with Charts Charts are a problem. We’re always trying to display numbers and data, but it’s not easy to avoid a deluge of data. Thinking in terms of Evidence is good. If you believe this chart Visual Evidence is even better. If you’re a disciple of Edward Tufte, then you know that Beautiful Evidence is the way to go. It’s useful to have a few places to go when there are numbers involved, and you’re looking for an example. Here are a few sources I use. From his book, The Presentation, A Story About Communicating Successfully With Very Few Slides. From his book, The Back of the Napkin, Solving Problems And Selling Ideas With Pictures. Downloadable Excel and PowerPoint Templates from Juice Labs. A growing collection of Charts and Graphs for inspiration.
«Maps Engine Lite» — сервис создания карт от Google Google Maps Engine Lite — это бесплатный картографический сервис для визуализации ваших данных в привязке к местности. Использование картографических проектов для обработки и распространения информации активно применяется в работе общественных организаций и НГО в тех случаях, когда необходимо наглядно и доступно представить какие-либо данные в привязке к их географическому расположению. Перечень таких ситуаций может быть очень широк: обозначение на картах зон экологического или стихийного бедствия, мест расположения источников воды и ареалов обитания редких животных, статистических данных о грамотности населения и многие другие варианты. Google Maps Engine Lite — это бесплатный онлайновый сервис, который позволяет всем пользователям на основе карт Google Maps создавать свои собственные карты, загружать и редактировать различные данные, сохранять их и делиться в сети интернет. Для использования этого сервиса необходимо, разумеется, иметь учетную запись Google.
15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow. While I understand there’s a LOT more to research than just Googling, it’s important to note that this is where nearly all students start their research. Therefore, it’s a critical skill if they’re going to start down the right paths. Below are 15 lesson plans courtesy of Google designed to make students better online researchers. Check out the useful Lesson Plan Map too to see how all these lessons fit together and what skills they teach. Beginner Level Pick the best words to use in academic searching, whether students are beginning with a full question or a topic of just a few words. Intermediate Level Advanced Level
Transformation of Education Рынок предложений систем управления обучением (LMS, learning management system), систем электронного портфолио студентов (SIS, stident information system), электронных библиотек (eLibrary), онлайн-контента по учебным программам за рубежом бьют все рекорды. Школы, например, в США свободны в выборе наиболее приемлимых для них программных решений для построения своей школьной инфраструктуры и создания персонализированной среды обучения. Большинство предлагаемых программных продуктов предоставляются на платной основе (разово или по подписке), но все большую популярность приобретает бесплатная социальная образовательная платформа Edmodo. Это крупнейшая в мире платформа, объединившая более 20 млн участников образовательного процесса. По функционалу Edmodo представляет собой усеченную социальную сеть, похожую на Вконтакте и Facebook, но является безопасной образовательной средой, где в отличие от других сетевых платформ, нет внешней рекламы.
Google Hangouts for Educators - Tech Educator Webinar Published on April 22nd, 2013 | by Jeff Herb The Tech Educator Podcast team just put together another episode in our Webinar series all about using Google Hangouts for your own professional development and also with your students. Some great topics were discussed: What is needed to get started with Google HangoutsStarting a HangoutInviting others to your HangoutSharing your ScreenUsing Google Drive in a HangoutAdding a Lower Third with your nameUsing On Air Broadcasting to YouTubeHaving some fun with Effects Pedagogical recommendations were also made regarding how the service can be used in the classroom or outside of the classroom to help students study or complete project based work. The options are limited to your imagination as to how Google Hangouts can help you grow as an educator and how your students collaborate. Catch the Tech Educator Podcast recording LIVE every week on Sundays at 7PM EST at techeducatorpodcast.com! Tags: Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Tech Educator, Webinar
10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use I'm often asked for recommendations on how to help students use Google more effectively. This morning I sat down and thought about the recommendations that I make most frequently when I am asked. I wrote up my list and put it into PDF form for you to download and print if you like. A few things about the PDF. Techniques Google Search Star