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Know. Teachers Visual Guide to Google Keep. Google Calendar Explained for Teachers. November 1, 2014 Google Calendar is one of the best free web tools I have been using for few years now.

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Working... Beg & Intermediate Google - Technology Integration. 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.

Tons of Google Forms for Teachers, Administrators and Students

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. The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students. January 26, 2014 Google Drive is one of the fundamental tools in our digital toolkits as teachers and educators.

The Comprehensive Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students

Whether you want to compose a document, create a presentation, design a sheet, or share a beautiful drawing you made, Google Drive provides you with the tools to do that on any device and anywhere you are with an internet connection . Given this huge importance of Google Drive for teachers, I have created an entire section here packed full of tips, tricks, ideas, and third party tools to enable you to better tap into the full educational potential of this platform. Today, I am sharing with you a treasure trove of practical guides on how to use each tool in Google Drive. This is the same list I have been using to create guides I share with you here in this blog.

Choose search options for your site - Sites Help. If you are a site owner, you can control what visitors search when they enter a term in the search box on your site.

Choose search options for your site - Sites Help

For instance, they can search only your site, your site and its attachments, or a collection of sites you own. Search options for your site Search across multiple sites: This option expands your search to include other sites. For example, you might configure the search box to search all similar sites that you own to increase the relevant content searched. Search across the entire domain: If you are running a site as part of an organization, you might want to change the search box to search across all sites in your organizational domain. Sign up - Sites Help. With Google Sites, you can easily create and update your own site.

Sign up - Sites Help

Google Sites allows you display a variety of information in one place—including videos, slideshows, calendars, presentations, attachments, and text—and share it for viewing or editing with a small group, an entire organization, or the world. You always control who has access to your site. Here's what you can do with Google Sites: Customize your site. Create sub-pages to keep your content organized. Knowledge – Inside Search – Google. Language can be ambiguous—do you mean Rio the city, the movie, or the casino?

Knowledge – Inside Search – Google

With the Knowledge Graph, Google can understand the difference, helping you more precisely express what you mean as you enter your search. A Step by Step Guide to Create Presentations on Google Presentation. Google Presentation is a great service provided by Google for free and that allows users to create presentations and slideshows for free.

A Step by Step Guide to Create Presentations on Google Presentation

There are several reasons why you should try this web tool with your students in your class. First, Google Presentation is very easy to use and has a good student-friendly interface. It is also integrated with Google Drive meaning that any presentation you create on it will be automatically integrated into your Google Drive account. Google Drive also supports the chat functionality and this can be used by students to collaborate on creating slideshows. The other good thing about this web tool is that once students have a Gmail or a Google account then they can use Google Presentation without having to go through any sign-up process. If you want to give it a try with your students and are looking for an easy step by step guide, the video below ( created byAtomic Learning ) is all what you need , check it out.

Ths is How to Create Maps Using Google Maps Engine. Google Maps Engine Lite lets you quickly and easily make custom maps, and share them with friends or colleagues.

Ths is How to Create Maps Using Google Maps Engine

Whether you’d like to visualize protected forest areas, food drive drop-off areas, or the locations of your project sites, this tool gives you the ability to: import data from a spreadsheetdraw and add points of interest, lines and shapesstyle the points and shapes on your map, and choose from nine base map stylesshare your map with colleagues and embed it on your website To help you better understand how to create maps using Google Maps Engine, here is a very useful video tutorial that will walk you through the different steps of setting up you map. Teachers Visual Guide to Adding Videos to Google Forms. 100+ Google Tricks for Teachers. It's Google's world, we're just teaching in it.

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

Now, we can use it a little more easily. With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for all teachers, so why not take advantage of the wide world that Google has to offer? Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Plus. Google Plus is turning two and it seems like we have been using it forever. The educational potential of this social networking website is huge and it is just getting better and better. I know some of you are not fully into it but I am pretty sure once you get used to it you will find it way more interesting than many other social media sites including Facebook. I do spend a considerable amount of time on Google Plus interacting and sharing resources with teachers and educators on Educational Technology and Mobile Learning page. I also use Google Plus to stay updated of what others are talking about particularly in the field of ed tech.

Using Images as Research Prompts to Teach Google Search Strategies. Over the last month I've shown the picture that you see to the left during a number of presentations and workshops. I've used the picture to model using pictures to spark students' minds at the beginning of lessons on search strategies. This is a strategy that I've developed by borrowing ideas from Daniel Russell's Search ReSearch activities and Dan Meyer's strategy of using videos and pictures to prompt students to ask math questions.

When I show the picture to the left during my workshops (click it to enlarge it and feel to use it yourself) I simply ask people to share the questions that come to mind when they see it. 18 Google Earth & Maps Lessons for K-12. 7 Wonderful Google Docs Tutorials for Teachers. Google Drive has all the features that make it a very powerful productivity suite for teachers. Besides being able to create documents, slides, drawings and spreadsheets , users can also upload their own PDFs and files and sync them with their Google Drive accounts across different devices.

Another good thing about Google Drive which I mentioned yesterday in " File Sharing Tools I recommend for Teachers" is that it is web based and can also work offline. This is probably what distinguished this service from other powerful tools like Dropbox and Evernote. How Search Works - The Story – Inside Search – Google. 8 Outstanding Google forms templates. Here are some good pre-made Google forms for teachers. We handpicked for you this list from Google Forms gallery. Enjoy 1- Contact FormGather contact information from your website visitors. Teacher's Guide to The Use of Google Sheets. After posting about Google Docs, Google Presentations, now comes Google Sheets turn. These are basically a series of simple and effective tutorials from Google engineers explaining how users can tap into the potential of Google Apps.

As teachers and educators, we probably are a target audience for such guides simply because most of us use these apps in teaching ; think about how many times you used Google Docs to write a document, create a presentation or work on a spreadsheet. In fact some of the teachers contend themselves with only the basic features of each of these tools while in reality they could have access to a wide range of other features with an enhanced user performance and all for free. I often hear some of them say ' wow this is a great presentation , I wish I can create one like this' , of course you can, you just need to go a little bit deeper into what the software you are using really does. that is all it takes. 100GDocTips. From For students and teachers, the Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports.

Chrome Experiments - Home. 2012 Resources - Midwest Google Summit. 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. Research Tool Integrated into Google Docs and Presentations. THE NEW MEDIA CENTER: Google Literacy Lesson Plans. We use Google for our own information needs, so why should we expect the students to only use what we want them to use? Creating Interactive Google Presentations. Internet Catalogue. Course-builder - Course Builder. Earth Engine. Earth Engine Access Develop, access and run algorithms on the full Earth Engine data archive, all using Google's parallel processing platform. Access to Earth Engine is currently available as a limited release to a small group of partners. If you are interested in developing on the Earth Engine platform, let us know.

Google Earth Engine brings together the world's satellite imagery — trillions of scientific measurements dating back almost 40 years — and makes it available online with tools for scientists, independent researchers, and nations to mine this massive warehouse of data to detect changes, map trends and quantify differences on the Earth's surface. Applications include: detecting deforestation, classifying land cover, estimating forest biomass and carbon, and mapping the world’s roadless areas. 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. One of the coolest things about Internet Map is that it lets users easily use the search functionality to look for and find the most popular websites in individual countries. 10 Great Free Google Forms Every Teacher Should Be Using. Today's post is about a great work that has been done by our colleague Tom Barret. He has created awesome example forms for different topics. Tips Every Teacher should Know about Google Docs in Education ( Great Easy Guide )

Inside Search – Google. Google Sites and Shelfari_ How to add Shelfari Widget to Google Site - urenglishteacher. Sites Help. Getting Started Guide - Blogger Help. Blogger Getting Started Guide How to publish a blog post. Webmaster Academy - Webmaster Tools Help. 15 Great Google tutorials for Teachers. Google has made several inroads into education. Over the last couple of years, Google has been providing services , most of which are free, to educators and Google in Education is a living example.

52 Great Google Docs Secrets for Students. Making the Most of Google Docs: Tips & Lesson Ideas. 20 Awesome Google+ Tips for Teachers. 12 Ways To Use Google Search In School, By Degree Of Difficulty. Knowledge – Inside Search – Google. Painting-sharing community, painting the world. Professional Development Overview - K12 Guide to going Google. Google Drive and Dropbox Cloud Storage Services Compared. 7 Tips & Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Google Drive. Search Education – Google. GmailThis! Bookmarklet. Google site search bookmarklet. Google+ For Educators. Safety Center – Google+ The Comprehensive Guide to Google Free Tools for Teachers and Students.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Googlelittrips2010 [licensed for non-commercial use only] / Home. How to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC] Tools Class. Google+ For Educators. Map Maker. How To Create Polls Using Google Docs and Publish Results as Graphs. 15 Little-Known Ways Google Can Help Teachers And Students.