There's more to Google than just Google search and Google Apps EDU. In fact, there is a Google tool for every letter in the alphabet. Explore my favorites listed below with a brief description, link and video tutorial. Sift down towards the bottom of the page to view the extensive list of Google tools.
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Zygote Body: a tool that allows you to search the human body
*Fluid Simulation: http://goo.gl/EH9E1
*Balloon Pop: http://www.cartelle.nl/toys/balloons
*Google Space http://goo.gl/NcPo7
*The Exquisite Forrest http://goo.gl/zQAKH
*The Wilderness Downtown http://thewildernessdowntown.com/
*Ball Droppings http://balldroppings.com/js/
3-Teach Parents Technology
This site was built by a few folks at Google to help support parents (as well as students, teachers and basic users) with basic computer use. It is technical support via video tutorials.
4-Google URL ShortnerGoogle URL Shortner is used by Google products to create short URLs that can be easily shared, tweeted, or emailed to friends.
5-Let Me Google That for You (LMGTFY)
Let Me Google That For You Let's you conduct the search and send the process. Funny Google Humor!"
Teaching Information Literacy - Searching
If you're looking for a specific file type and subject, you can search by filetype.
Search Operator - 'filetype:'
Don’t know a keyword you want to appear in your result? Use an * as a “wildcard” or fill in the blank
Search Operator - '*'
YouTube allows users to create a channel to store all user videos and share with the world. Interested viewers can subscribe to these channels to receive the latest episodes of that users channel. Below are some great educational channels to subscribe to:
Multi-Content Area: (3 - 12)
-CGP Grey http://www.youtube.com/cgpgrey
-Crash Course http://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse
-National Geographic http://www.youtube.com/user/NationalGeographic
-Hoopla Kidz http://www.youtube.com/show/popularnurseryrhymesfromhooplakidz
-TipTop Preschool Series http://www.youtube.com/show/tiptoppreschoolseries
-Life Lessons for Kids http://www.youtube.com/show/lifelessonsforkids
-David Osaka http://www.youtube.com/user/DavidOsaka
-Minute Physics http://www.youtube.com/minutephysics
-Sick Science (Steven Spangler Science) http://www.youtube.com/SteveSpanglerScience
-Spangler Science TV http://www.youtube.com/SpanglerScienceTV
-The Spangler Effect http://www.youtube.com/TheSpanglerEffect
-Foodskey-Food Science http://www.youtube.com/user/foodskey
-Pure Knowledge http://www.youtube.com/user/AlliantContent
-Periodic Videos http://www.youtube.com/user/periodicvideos
-Bite SCI-zed http://www.youtube.com/user/Lexie527?feature=watch
-Earth Unplugged http://www.youtube.com/user/EarthUnpluggedTV
-Khan Academy http://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy
-Pure History http://www.youtube.com/show/purehistory
-All Histories http://www.youtube.com/user/AllHistories
-Horrible Histories http://www.youtube.com/user/horriblehistoriesBBC
-James T Sanders http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL058B31AFC6C49EE0
-Words of the World http://www.youtube.com/user/wordsoftheworld
-Anne Frank http://www.youtube.com/user/AnneFrank
-Common Craft http://www.youtube.com/user/leelefever
-Google Apps http://www.youtube.com/googleenterprise
-YouTube Teachers http://www.youtube.com/user/teachers
-Google in Education http://www.youtube.com/user/eduatgoogle
-Google Chrome http://www.youtube.com/user/googlechrome
-Google Search Stories http://www.youtube.com/user/SearchStories
-Adobe Photoshop http://www.youtube.com/adobephotoshop
-YouTube Teachers http://www.youtube.com/teachers
-Museum of Obsolete Objects http://www.youtube.com/mooojvm
Is YouTube blocked for you or your students? Have trouble streaming videos during school time? Download the videos to your computer to avoid blocking, streaming and inappropriate content issues.
Create Your Own YouTube Channel
Log in to your Google account and go to YouTube.com. Upload your videos and set the privacy settings.
After you've uploaded the video and it's available to everyone, click the Video Managerbutton near the top of the window or below the video box.
This will list all of your videos. Click the Edit pull-down menu next to the video you want to alter.
Then go to the Privacy Settings pull-down menu and select an option:
Public: The default. Anyone can find and see it.
Unlisted: The video won't appear on any Internet searches, nor will YouTube add a link to it on any page. In other words, there's no way for anyone to get to it unless you give them the URL.
Private: Only people you invite will be able to watch the video. You can invite up to 50 people--but only people with a YouTube or Google account.
8-Google Custom Search Engine
You can custom build a search engine using Google Custom Search Engine. Help students build their information literacy skills by having them use this custom search engine or by having your students create their own.
Test is out here: Education Search Engine
Title: Google Custom Search Engine
Video Length: 5:39
Source: davidttech (YouTube.com)
YouPD has some great video tutorials on Google Apps EDU
Explore the world using Panoramio, a community site for photos of various places, with the option to share and discover photos in Google Maps and Google Earth.
11-Google Chrome WebStore
The Google Chrome Webstore offers many apps and extensions that users can add to the Chrome browser.
Test the following Apps and Extensions
Boomerang for Gmail is a Firefox / Chrome plugin that lets you take control of when you send and receive email messages.
Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right in your inbox.
A simple way to track emails from your GMail.
12-Personal Call from Santa
In 2012, Google initiated the "personal call from santa" and it seems they will continue the tradition. Simply complete the online information and wait for his call!
13-World Wonders Project
Google explores different areas around the globe including under water. Includes maps, 3D, photographs, videos and more.
14-What do you love?
The tool wdyl allows users to conduct a search and Google in turn provides results via communities or services like results in Groups, Trends, YouTube and more.
15-Google Maps Street Views
Google Maps with Street View lets you explore places around the world through 360-degree street-level imagery. You can explore world landmarks, view natural wonders, navigate a trip, go inside restaurants and small businesses - and now even visit the Amazon!
Interesting Street Maps:
10 Places You Are Not Allowed to See on on Google Maps: http://mashable.com/2013/06/27/street-view-trekker/
Google Data Center: http://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/streetview/
Mysterious Google Maps Sightings: http://mashable.com/2012/04/26/google-maps-weird-sightings/
Harry Potter's Diagon Alley at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: http://goo.gl/RdRo2 (article: http://mashable.com/2013/07/04/diagon-alley-harry-potter-google-maps/)
Chrome app is a photo editor that works right from your browser. Edit a photo and save to Flickr, Picasa, Facebook or your desktop.
17-Google Docs Story Builder
This tool allows users to create their own Google docs story. Add your characters, type your story and select your music to create your stories.
Searching through mass amounts of data can be cumbersome and timely, so learning how to narrow your search will be key in becoming more effective web searchers. Below are some tips and tricks to help improve your searching skills.
Google search operators allow you to further customize your searches to give you only the results you want.
Title: Conducting a Google Search by Color
Video Length: 6:09
Title: Conducting a Google Search by Image and Other Media
Video Length: 3:56
Title: Conducting a Google Search by Filetype
Video Length: 4:40
Title: Conducting a Google Search by the 'OR' Search Operator
Video Length: 5:04
Title: Finding Content within a Page using Ctrl (PC) or CMD (MAC) + F
Video Length: 7:06
Title: Searching Using the 'Site:' Operator
Video Length: 5:58
Google Advanced Search will allow you to further customize your search so that you can narrow down your results. Further, if you are not familiar with search operators to do this, the Google Advanced Search will do the work for you.
Title: Using the Google Advanced Search
Video Length: 5:00
Go to Advanced Search
Activity: Test the search features you learned from the video tutorials.
-all these words
-exact word or phrase
-non of these words
Inside Search: https://support.google.com/websearch/?hl=en&source=g
The Knowledge Graph enables you to search for things, people or places that Google knows about—landmarks, celebrities, cities, sports teams, buildings, geographical features, movies, celestial objects, works of art and more—and instantly get information that’s relevant to your query. This is a critical first step towards building the next generation of search, which taps into the collective intelligence of the web and understands the world a bit more like people do.
Goofram is a site that allows you to search Google and WolframAlpha at the same time.
Help your students become better searchers. Web search can be a remarkable tool for students, and a bit of instruction in how to search for academic sources will help your students become critical thinkers and independent learners. With the materials on this site, you can help your students become skilled searchers- whether they're just starting out with search, or ready for more advanced training.
22-One World Many Stories
Choose your story and being your journey. Great for lesson ideas or to inspire others to use Google Earth and share their stories.
Become a Google Mapping Expert (Tutorials)
Google Maps iTunes app
Google Google has released a completely visual programming language that lets you build software without typing a single character. Now available on Google Code — the company’s site for hosting open source software — the new language is called Google Blockly, and it’s reminiscent of Scratch, a platform developed at MIT that seeks to turn even young children into programmers.
Check out the applications:
24-Google Art Project
Explore the site by selecting an art collection, an artist or an artwork. Click on the yellow “pegman” icon to visit these institutions virtually. Filter artworks by medium or make a search by keyword. Finally create and share your personal selection of artworks in the “My Galleries” section and explore other users’ galleries.
Art Project on YouTube Art Project on G+
25-Google Earth Tour Guide
Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean.
How can you create your own Google Earth tour? Create Narrated Tours
What is Google Earth and how can you use it in the classroom? Google Earth Tutorial
More Google Earth Resources:
26-Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum
Google believes that it is important for your students to know how to think critically and evaluate online sources, understand how to protect themselves from online threats from bullies to scammers, and to think before they share and be good digital citizens.Google has partnered with child safety experts at iKeepSafe, and also worked with educators themselves to develop lessons that will work in the classroom, are appropriate for kids, and incorporate some of the best advice and tips that Google's security team has to offer.
A part of Google Trends, Google Correlate allows you to look at search trends over time. For example, input "soup" and you'll see a clear increase in searches during the winter months. The more fascinating part of Google Correlate is the Search by Drawing function. Draw a fun graph and Correlate will give you search keywords that best match your graph creation.
Quickly search almost everything google is capable of - get easy access to the most commonly used google services, available at any time.
This extension is meant to be a replacement for both, iGoogle and the quickly removed google menu. This extension contains an extensive menu of google services. You can access them by browsing through the black menu entries. By clicking the menu entry of your choice, you'll go to the corresponding google service in a new tab.Link: http://blackmenu.carlosjeurissen.com/google/
29-If This Then That
30-YouTube Time Machine
Select a time period and narrow down by category to only sift through those videos.
Kid safe video player that pulls in YouTube videos. Use the spacebar to move between videos.
32-Tools that Strip Comments, Additional Videos and Ads from YouTube Videos
Easy and fast way to get helpful tips on Google tools. Search by product option available. Simply click on the card and it flips with tips.
34-App Launcher Icon in Bookmarks Bar
-Go to chrome://apps/
-Add to bookmarks bar by clicking on the star
New constitutions are written every year. The people who write these important documents need to read and analyze texts from other places. Constitute offers access to the world’s constitutions that users can systematically compare them across a broad set of topics — using a modern, clean interface.
36-Google Cultural Institute
Google has partnered with hundreds of museums, cultural institutions, and archives to host the world’s cultural treasures online.
With a team of dedicated Googlers, we are building tools that allow the cultural sector to display more of its diverse heritage online, making it accessible to all.
37-Dead Sea Scrolls
The Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project brings some of the oldest known biblical manuscripts online. A partnership betweenThe Israel Museum, Jerusalem and the Google Cultural Institute, this project allows users to examine and explore these most ancient manuscripts at a level of detail never before possible.
38-Copyright on YouTube
Copyright is an important topic for the entire YouTube community. In the sections below, you’ll find access to all the information and tools needed to manage your rights on the YouTube platform and learn more about respecting the rights of other creators.
39-20 Things I Learned
A book created by the Google Chrome team about all things related to the browser and the web. You can set the book to different languages.Link: http://www.20thingsilearned.com/en-US
What to collaborate with us? Share your findings!
-Purge through the Chrome Web Store and select your top three apps or extensions
-Share with us in the TCEA Social Community under the group: All Things Google
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