Google Apps

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Google Apps - Quick Tour



Links

These are the the most common links used. All other links in the book are listed by chapter.

Official Sources
  • Start with the official Google Apps for Education site at:
  • http://www.google.com/a/edu
  • To register your school for Google Apps for Education, go here:
  • http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/edu/index.html
  • To collaborate with other educators and get Google Apps for Education news:
  • http://www.google.com/educators/index.html
  • Sample units of instruction using the suite of tools:
  • http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/edu/lesson_plans.html
  • Connect with Google certified trainers:
  • http://sites.google.com/site/gtaresources/gct-pages
  • For help, news and announcements. Check out the Google Apps Education Community: http://edu.googleapps.com
  • Google booths at various conferences such as ISTE
  • Google Apps for Education Training Center (http://edutraining.googleapps.com). For more information and the full application, please review: http://www.google.com/apps/teachertraining
  • Certified Trainer program

  • Unofficial Sources

    A Google search will turn up all types of helpful site that provide various helps . For example, check out http://www.learnitin5.com for a series of videos on Web 2.0 tools and techniques that can be used in the classroom. These videos can be used as models for students needing to create video tutorials on tools others in class need.

    Check out various blogs. Just one sample:
    Lisa Thumann is an excellent blogger and can keep you informed about may tips and tricks with the broader world of Google Apps and technology in education. See her blog at: http://thumannresources.com


    The Extension to This Book

    As a reminder, check out the extensions of this book to learn of new ideas and updates plus an opportunity to participate in discussions:

    What Students Say...

    Students Like Google Apps


    Google Apps is Easy to Learn


    What Teachers Say...

    Geography Teacher


    Math Teachers Comments


    What Teachers and Principal Say About Google Apps

    Principal and Teachers talk about Google Apps






    Create a teacher web site using Google Sites




    Google Apps is free for schools and has no ads. It allows students and teachers to create documents(Word, Excel, PowerPoint), share calendars, email, chat, create web pages and more. It is secure as everything stays within the registered domain and cannot be accessed by people who do not have a school login. It is an excellent tool to provide elearning. It works on any computer including Macs. It has free security and privacy using Postini.


    Ontario Canada / Connecticut Collaboration Project using Google Docs