I have built a website using sites within google for our church as our orginal site had crashed. It was very easy to build the website and there are many templates to help with the design. I love the template for upcoming events. It will post the number of days until the event. Many of the people from our congregation really loved that. They also loved the icon that allowed for them to submit prayer requests. Those requests automatically are posted within a excel spreadsheet. Like I said, some great templates to use.
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Google Toolbar is more than just a search box since it will translate foreign language pages at a touch of a button, block popups, and spellcheck your forum posts among other things. It will also show the page rank of the page you’re visiting.
This will be the second year I have created a Google site for our district's science content Professional Development day. Each site has sub-pages that corellate with grade and content. Teachers can upload files (as my site(s) are part of our district's Google Apps.) These same teachers have the ability to download files from their peers. Many of the newer teachers have been very excited about this sharing/collaboration option.
Isn't the Google Calculator a great tool? This needs updated, but it's a nice set of tips and tricks for the Google Calculation Tool http://www.googleguide.com/calculator.html
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agoogleaday.com/ is a great tool to introduce searching and provides students with regular does of search strategies. There are questions that require multiple searches to answer and the strategies are explained with the answer for each day. You can play against the clock or not to find the answer. Tons of fun!
I love maps too Tom! I do like that you can explore the world of history via pics imported into Google Maps. You can do this with historypin
You can view images already uploaded by many worldwide. You will see them on Google maps and for many you can use street view. Maybe checkout General Lee's headquarters in Gettysburg on a google map or historic London. You can upload your own pics (add text, audio, video) with a Google account. Tools embedded in a Google tool. Hmmmm It's like having a fun cocktail....great ingredients making up a fabulous drink... shaken but not stirred!