Google is constantly surprising the world with its innovative and creative ways to see information.  Explore some of these tools and tell me what you think (or one you found) by posting a comment.
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100,000 Stars An interactive 3D visualization of the stellar neighborhood, including over 100000 nearby stars. Created for the Google Chrome web browser. 
Advanced Search | Google If you're not finding what you need using Google, try the Advanced Search features of Google. 
A Google a Day | Google Hone your search skills by playing this Q&A game. 
Alerts | Google Google Alerts brings the latest of the web right to you. You can set up custom search terms and whenever a website, blog post, or news article matches the phrase you’ve set up you will be alerted via email. Students sometimes use this to monitor their own digital footprint because they are alerted if their name ever pops up on the web. 
Arts & Culture | Google Google Arts & Culture features content from over 1000 leading museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring the world's treasures online. 
Books | Google The Library Project's aim is simple: make it easier for people to find relevant books – specifically, books they wouldn't find any other way such as those that are out of print – while carefully respecting authors' and publishers' copyrights. Our ultimate goal is to work with publishers and libraries to create a comprehensive, searchable, virtual card catalog of all books in all languages that helps users discover new books and publishers discover new readers. 
Build with Chrome | Lego Build - the largest LEGO® set the world has ever seen. Developed with the latest web technology in Chrome, Build is a place for everyone to imagine, create and explore building with LEGO bricks online. Choose to build on any plot in the world across your laptop, phone, or tablet. Once you’ve created something, publish it on the map, and share it with your friends. 
Cardboard | Google VR Google Cardboard brings immersive experiences to everyone in a simple and affordable way. Whether you fold your own or buy a Works with Google Cardboard certified viewer, you're just one step away from experiencing virtual reality on your smartphone. 
Connected Classrooms Workshop | G+ Community Welcome to the Connected Classrooms Workshop! We've created this Community to empower educators to collaborate with one another, share resources, develop best practices, and bring their big ideas to life through technology. Share your big ideas, connect with classrooms across the world, and reimagine how technology can be utilized to enhance education. 
Doodles | Google Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists. 
Earth | Google Google Earth lets you fly anywhere to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, galaxies in outer space, and the depths of the ocean. 
EduHangouts #eduhangout was created with the idea of flattening the globe, connecting students in classrooms with other students, and sharing the #edugood things going on inside classrooms all over the world.  
Expeditions | Google Imagine exploring coral reefs or the surface of Mars in an afternoon. With Expeditions, teachers can take students on immersive, virtual journeys. 
Experiments | Chrome Chrome Experiments is a showcase of web experiments written by the creative coding community. 
Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants The primary goal of Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants is to knockdown classroom walls and take students anywhere in the world, never having to leave their desks. We aim to accomplish this by connecting students with exciting guest speaker lessons and virtual field trips from around the world. Our focus is providing lessons related to science, adventure and conservation, but won't be limited to these areas! 
Finance | Google Economics and social studies courses may benefit from keeping abreast of the latest in financial news. You can also track the latest stock prices to update the rankings in the ‘stock market game’ that many high school students take part in. They can even create their own portfolio and see the latest news and research. 
Flights | Google You can start using Google Flights in Google Search from your mobile device, tablet, or computer. Google Flights helps you find the best deals and routes for air travel. 
Global Encounters - Live Events Global Encounters is an international student video conference program, offered through a partnership between the Centre for Global Education (CGE) and TakingITGlobal (TIG). We've hosted dozens of events on critical global issues such as child soldiers and armed conflict, women's rights, mental health, climate change and many more. Each conference includes a live event, preceded by a week-long online program of activities through which students learn about the topics at hand, collaborate with one another and receive mentorship from experts. 
Images | Google Use Google to find images and videos. 
Inside Search | Google Learn the story behind Google and tips & tricks for using the world's most powerful search engine. 
Maps | Google Searching for cities, countries, and street addresses is well known to Google Maps users. However, you can also search for key terms like “museums.” Once your search results come up you can filter by ratings that have been left by other Google Maps users. You can even find directions and traffic reports from a general area. 
Maps for Education | Google Google Maps for Education provides resources to help teachers and students explore, create, and collaborate with mapping tools. Students who are taught geography are better equipped to understand how human and physical systems interact and to make informed decisions based on that knowledge. 
Mars | Google Visit the planet Mars. 
Moon | Google After over three decades, we're finally getting ready to go back to the Moon. To help you prepare, and to whet your appetite for exploration, we teamed up with scientists at the NASA Ames Research Center to bring you this collection of lunar maps and charts. This tool is an exciting new way to explore the story of the Apollo missions, still the only time mankind has set foot on another world.  
My Account | Google Control, protect, and secure your Google account, all in one place. My Account gives you quick access to settings and tools that let you safeguard your data, protect your privacy, and decide how your information can make Google services work better for you. 
My Activity | Google Rediscover the things you’ve searched for, visited, and watched on Google services. 
News | Google Google News is a computer-generated news service that aggregates headlines from more than 50,000 news sources worldwide, groups similar stories together, and displays them according to each reader's interests. Traditionally, when reading the news, you first pick a publication and then look for headlines that interest you. 
Newspapers | Google The Newspaper Archive in Google News has full-page scans of over 200 publications spanning a century or more of news. 
Scholar | Google Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research. 
SearchResearch | Blog by Dan Russell I study the way people search and research. I guess that makes me an anthropologist of search. While I work at Google, my blog and G+ posts reflects my own thoughts and not those of my employer. 
Sky | Google  Traveling to the stars has never been easier To help you explore the far reaches of our universe, we have teamed up with astronomers at some of the largest observatories in the world to bring you a new view of the sky. Using Google Maps this tool provides an exciting way to browse and explore the universe. You can find the positions of the planets and constellations on the sky and even watching the birth of distant galaxies as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. 
Solve for X | Moonshots We’re a moonshot factory. Our mission is to invent and launch “moonshot” technologies that we hope could someday make the world a radically better place. We have a long way to go before we can fulfill this mission, so today it’s really an ambition. 
StreetView | Google Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views from positions along many streets in the world. It was launched in 2007 in several cities in the United States, and has since expanded to include cities and rural areas worldwide. 
Takeout | Google Create an archive with your data from Google products. 
Think with Google Digital innovation continues to propel the marketing industry forward, and the pace is mind-blowing. As marketers, we rely on data, analysis and insights to stay informed and inspired. Think with Google is our way to share all of this and more with you. Think of us as your resource for everything from high-level insights to deck-ready stats to useful tools. Here you will find the data we’re exploring and the trends we’re tracking along with forward-looking perspectives and behind-the-scenes looks at digital campaigns —across industries, platforms and audiences. We hope you find it helpful and visit often. 
Tilt Brush | Google VR Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless. 
Tips | Google!/ Do more with Google by learning the tips & tricks of the gurus. 
Tour Builder | Google Tour Builder is a new way to show people the places you've visited and the experiences you had along the way using Google Earth. It lets you pick the locations right on the map, add in photos, text, and video, and then share your creation. 
Translate | Google Translation into 103 languages. 
Trends | Google Keeping up with current events may be part of your class. If so, you can learn a lot about what’s happening by looking at what people are searching for. Google Trends is the perfect tool for this. Categories such as YouTube videos, charts, search terms, and even geographic locations highlight what is popular on the Internet. Change the location selector to see the world from a different point of view. 
Videos | Google Video search by Google. 
YouTube Education | Google Whether you're doing research for a project, need help with homework, or just want to learn something new, YouTube EDU features some of our most popular educational videos across YouTube. 
YouTube for Teachers | Google was created to help teachers leverage video to educate, engage and inspire their students. Here you will find tips and tricks for bringing YouTube into the classroom, as well as over 400 video playlists curated by CUE and aligned with the Common Core. is part of YouTube's larger educational initiative, YouTube EDU, featuring more than 700K educational videos created by leading experts and organizations such as PBS, TEDEd, and Khan Academy. 
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