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Google Tools





Watch for certain items (news, sports, people) with an alert:  Click here.



Collaborate with spreadsheets-- Learn more here.

Options with Google Spreadsheets include:

Creating Gadgets for Learning (view to the left)

Capturing and sorting data from forms

An actual student data collection spreadsheet is viewable here.


Google Search


Google Search Basics

Explore google search here -- lots of ideas and tips.  Google engineers work every day to solve the hardest search problems, and thus improve your online experience.   http://www.google.com/landing/searchtips/


Google Search for Educators


Lessons to teach students and teachers here: http://www.google.com/educators/p_websearch.html

A video blog on teaching search to students is written here: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2009/09/webinar-video-teaching-search-in.html

Lisa Thumann's webinar in Eluminate on websearch is saved here: http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/infolit/searchless/


Custom Search


With Google Custom Search, you can harness the power of Google to create a customized search experience for your own website.  Click here:  http://www.google.com/cse/


A blog explanation can be found here: http://onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2007/09/06/creating-google-custom-search-engines.html


Book Marker for Custom Searches

The Google Marker allows you to add and label sites in your Custom Search Engine. Please note that you must already have created or signed up to collaborate on a Custom Search Engine to use the Google Marker with a Custom Search Engine.

Once you are ready, simply add the Google Marker link below to your browser toolbar.



Search Wild Cards


What is a wild card?  How does a wild card help you search?  Read about it here: http://google.about.com/od/googlepowersearches/qt/wildcardqt.htm


Search: One Box


What is a "one box"?  How is it useful?  Learn about them here: http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2006/07/google-onebox-results.html


Safe Search Sites for Kids


Want a kid safe search site?  Check out Lucy Gray, Google Educator, kid safe site here:



Bob Sprankle's Weskids site here: http://weskids.com/weskidssafesearch/safesearch.html


Study Tips for Students


Google can help you jumpstart your school year.  Click here:  http://www.google.com/landing/studytips.html


Google Educators and Engineers


Google Engineer

Google Search Anthropologist in charge of "User Happiness": Dan Russell




Google Educators

Lucy Gray's blog:  http://elemenous.typepad.com/weblog/

Cheryl  Davis   Google Site: http://sites.google.com/site/gtaresources/gct-pages/cheryl-davis




Links to most of these sites can be found here:  http://gl.am/2KUzq


Other Tools and google;



How does google help?  Here are ways to differentiate for all learners using Google Docs, Diigo, and Pixton:

From Russ Goerend:

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