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Topic: Google Tools

List of Google Tools: http://www.google.com/intl/en/options/

Google has many valuable tools for educators:
Google Blogger
Google Calendar
Google Custom Search Engine
Google Docs
Google Earth
Google Groups
Google Maps
Google News
Google Picasa
Google Picasa Web Album
Google Reader
Google Sites
Google SketchUp

The Google Game - A game to play with teens to achieve success in teaching how to search the Internet.

Google's Educator Page: http://www.google.com/educators/index.html
Google Apps Education: http://edu.googleapps.com/
Google Sites for Teachers: https://www.google.com/support/sites/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=153055
Google Apps Lesson Plans: http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/edu/lesson_plans.html
Google Classroom Posters for Educators: http://www.google.com/educators/posters.html

Google Docs & Spreadsheets: http://docs.google.com
Learn more about Google Docs & Spreadsheets and how to use it in the classroom: http://www.google.com/educators/p_docs_spreadsheets.html
To sign up for Google Docs & Spreadsheets, go to http://www.google.com and click on Sign in. Next, click on Create an account now.
Once you have your account created, you can go to http://www.google.com and click on Sign in; or, go to http://docs.google.com
What's New with Google Docs: http://www.google.com/google-d-s/whatsnew.html

Google Forms
10 Google Forms for the Classroom found at Ed Tech Blog: http://edte.ch/blog/2008/08/23/10-google-forms-for-the-classroom/

Google Earth
  • Puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop.
  • A globe that sits inside your PC. Point and zoom to anyplace on the planet that you would like to explore. Satellite images and local facts zoom into view.
  • View exotic locations as well as points of interest such as local restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more.

Where Can I Get Google Earth:
http://earth.google.com/ (Google Earth Home Page)

Helpful Resources for Google Earth:
Google Earth User Guide: http://earth.google.com/support/bin/static.py?page=guide_toc.cs

Wiki of Google Earth Resources: http://jdornberghandouts.wikispaces.com/Google+Earth
Educause - 7 Things You Should Know About Google Earth: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7019.pdf

Google Gadgets:
Put a Google Gadget on your Blog or your Wiki. If you are using Edublogs, just copy the code into a Text Widget.

Tech Learning -- 100 Ways Google Can Make You a Better Educator: http://www.techlearning.com/blogs/33036