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Google Tools

 


 


 

Alerts

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

 

Spreadsheets

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:

http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=009322589025648193163:xvlyfpfjkv0&auth=DQAAAKsAAABBqO33v_lyfZ3OZYvyQNVKXTmU9e1xcOjhwhQar-aL5jk5W0Auzpl5OZKfinJxU9O9-MGbzMNkm-xBRoaBqxzgr0JDvIZLMRNdpGrcTG-YeHZKjU_CDcHhy5XWQm7oWJbVX62NtvPlUA-BrBVLkJBoq-zy4vY9D8pEIk61XmyodrhIQZ40PLymYNeHcdN8UEsRdkDaQ4e_YencJxF860lPg8iHqk3UuxI0iAiybUfO9w

 

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

http://dmrussell.googlepages.com/

http://sites.google.com/site/dmrussell/

 

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

 

GL.AM LINKs

 

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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