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Google Tools for Teachers

Whether you're a Google pro or interested in great free tools for your classroom, this is a place for you to share and learn.

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Bill Bass's Google Tools for Teachers

Everything you could want to know about Google's free tools is available online here in simple language. There are nice graphics and frames with examples.

Here is the text of the link

This material is from Bill Bass's roundtable discussion at NCTE 2009.

Discussion Forum

Uses in school

Started by Steve J. Moore. Last reply by Audrey McLaren McGoldrick Sep 20, 2011. 11 Replies

How have you used Google Tools in school? In class? Teacher or admin collaboration? Student-to-student editing? Share what you've done!

Tags: new, media, collaboration, 2.0, web

Creating an Online Course Using Google Apps?

Started by Ed Duclos. Last reply by Mitchell Swords Aug 20, 2011. 1 Reply

Is it possible to create an online course using Google Apps?Continue

Just got approved to pilot Google Apps...looking for feedback

Started by Mistybe May 19, 2010. 0 Replies

The campus of ~2900 students I support has just been approved to implement Google Education Apps. I am very excited and can't wait to see the positive and equalizing impact these tools will have on…Continue

Google Docs

Started by Eddie Carr. Last reply by Kurt Schollin Mar 2, 2010. 8 Replies

I've been trying to get my district's IT department to allow access to Google Docs. To bring some data to them I would like to get replies from teachers/administrators that have access to use Google…Continue

Tags: Docs, Google

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Comment by Robin Phares on February 6, 2010 at 1:54pm
I am so excited to find this group. I went to a session on Google for Educators at the Tech Ohio and conference and now I am starving to learn more. I was already using docs and speadsheets on my own but now am ready to introduce to my teachers and students. They one thing that was introduced that I had problems understanding was google books. I think I understood that I can enter my books by isbn # and then search them?

Here is my first question: How do you use the collaboration feature with a classroom? How do they all have access?
Comment by Paul Aitken on February 3, 2010 at 9:10pm
Have used Google Tools since last year - mainly docs and the presentation suite. This was mostly with grade 6/7 students. Some have really taken to it but others are still reluctant. I have used it as a means to edit their work but find it arduous at times. Was thinking about trying the microphone feature on Word 07, however, most of my students do not have this version of Word.
As for collaboration amongst teachers or admin's at my school it is probably not going to happen at the moment.
Comment by Brian Licata on February 1, 2010 at 7:59pm
Comment by Brian Licata on January 21, 2010 at 9:59pm
I try to utilize Google as much as I can, I keep ,my lessons on google docs and publish them so my students can follow as class is going at their own pace. We are currently using google wave with our projects.
Comment by Shaun Wood on January 19, 2010 at 3:42am
I am using Google Spreadsheets for tracking and sorting student information. It is also good for grouping students with the sort function.
I have used Google Forms a few times for student surveys, competitions, and assessments.
This year I hope to have my students using Google Tools, as well as using Sites for e-portfolios and personal blogs.
Comment by Karen Burns on January 14, 2010 at 6:06pm
We are having great luck with our Google Apps suite in the district. The only problem I have had is with the editing feature on Google Sites. Does anyone know if more than one student can be working on a site at a time? Can they work on multiple pages from the same site? I have looked through all of the tutorials I can find, but cannot find any information on multiple editors. When we have tried, the students end up breaking each others' editing locks and deleting each others' work. I'd apprecite any information you have on this.
Comment by Steve J. Moore on January 13, 2010 at 8:24pm
Google Wave is a new tool that combines the ease of chat and real-time document editing in an email-like format. It's a bit amorphous, but it could be a very useful tool once it becomes more widely used. It may take a while for your invite to come in. Send me a message if you don't get one and I'll reinvite you!
Comment by Shirley Miller on January 11, 2010 at 3:21pm
I have very limited experience with Google Tools, and not all of it has been positive, unfortunately. I do have a google doc on my teacherweb page where all students from my school can request books. That one I finally figured out. I put in a request for google wave but haven't heard back from google. I still don't know what google wave is about.

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