19 Replies Latest reply on Nov 29, 2013 7:06 PM by erroth

    Intel Teach Live-October 2013-Google Part IV: All Things Google

    vkajones

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      Click here to view the archive recording.


      This month’s Intel Teach Live webinar will revisit the wonders of using Google. We will explore Google as a personal productivity tool as well as an instructional resource in the classroom.

       

      We are excited to share some of the latest Google updates for the classroom including highlights over Google Drive, Google Dashboard and lots of tricks and shortcuts for Googling.

       

      As a follow-up to the Great Google Tour Part IV: Everything Google webinar, we are asking you to help us expand our Google knowledge and share what Google feature is new to you this year?  Also, we are definitely wanting to hear how you and your students use different Google apps and features. 


      So Let's get ready to share some Google Resources. What Google Resources or tools make you go HMMMMM!!!

       

      Share your ideas between October 14 and November 15 to be entered into a drawing for a $150.00 Amazon Gift Card that you might want to use towards the purchase of resources for your classroom.

       

       

      Note: This drawing will only become active when a minimum of 10 participants respond, which means in some cases, the drawing will take place after the above mentioned date. For a complete description and eligibility of Engage community drawings, click on the Intel Bunny Person.


      Bonus: The first five participants who post a response that meets all the criteria to this thread will receive an Intel Bundle. Also the person who invites the most participants to this thread will also receive an Intel Bundle.


      To receive an Intel Bundle for the most invites…before you respond to the post, just post… Precious Jewel invited me to this post. Bold the person’s name.   If you attended a webinar and invited yourself, just post your own name. I, Simba Marley invited myself because I attended the webinar. Also each time someone states that you invited them, your name will be entered into the drawing for each mentioned. 

       

      Webinar Trivia Hint...It’s Google’s Birthday

        • Re: Intel Teach Live-October 2013-Google Part IV: All Things Google
          vkajones

          I can't wait to see what's new in Google. Even if you cannot attend the webinar, share how you use Google and share any new resources you have discovered.


          Vanessa

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            Wow............glad to find out how to use google in depth!  Awesome webinar tonight. I'm excited about the advanced search of power-points!

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              Can't wait for the webinar to be archived. there are so many things I want to go over again! Great webinar!

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                staceylazarus

                Wonderful session. Google has many great items. Fluberoo with Google Forms is great. In the session I chatted about using gclassfolder. This is an easy to use addition to CHROME that creates from a student list, folders that they can share, view, or submit their work... and it shows up in YOUR Google Drive! Here is a video(same as the one embedded) showing you how easy it is to follow the instructions that are included in the gclassfolder page.

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                    I can't wait to relive the Google experience by watching the webinar video. Everything goes so fast and I am the type of learner that needs to look, listen and try out each new idea, so I will continue to post as I learn new features of Google.

                     

                    I did try out http://theslideshow.net and that is just an awesome way of see loads of pictures on a topic. Since I am doing a workshop next week on rocks, I typed in "rock formations" and just looked in awe. I plan on using this as the participants walk into the session. There will be no question as to what the focus of the session will be.

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                    mdconley57

                    The main discussion post has been updated with the webinar recording. Enjoy!

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                      While it seems rather bland on the surface, Google Translate is quite a powerful tool. It is a tool we need to make sure AISD teachers know about. We have so many new students coming to our schools with limited or no English and, other than those whose first language is Spanish, they must learn our language without the support of a teacher or peers who understand them.

                       

                      Using Google Translate, teachers can learn basic words and phrases spoken by these students from other countries, helping to make it more of a two way communication system. With 72 languages offered, teachers can make personal word walls/ dictionaries to help students begin to communicate with one another, begin to learn enough of a foundation of the student's language to build upon, communicate with the student's parents more fully. The list of possibilities is endless. If nothing else, we can at least help them to learn content-specific words more quickly and efficiently.

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                        Right now, my 2 favorite parts of the webinar are: Google Translate and theslideshow.net.

                        On slide show I have found wonderful pictures of serving in volleyball and rolls/cartwheels for gymnastics, my next two units.  The Google translate is great. In PE I have them count in different languages while we are exercising. This is a way to get the word and pronunciation. Although they do not have tagalog (dominate language in the Philippines).

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                          Ugh hated that I missed this webinar but am planning to go check out the archived webinar!  Yay for that!!!  I LOVE google.  I tweet them all the time so that when google fiber comes to town I SOOOO want to be a part of that if possible.  I agree with Liz about google translate!!!  It's needed in AISD.    I'm at a Dual language school with a very high Spanish speaking community.  I'm going to be using this on a regular basis.  One of my favorite apps is Duolingo ( I think I wrote about that on here at some point) I can use all the help I can get with my Spanish! Before duolingo came along I use to you yahoo's Babblefish translator.  I can't wait to check out Google translate.

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                            My one life-altering Google feature is using Google Presentation. As a teacher who always thought that basic presentations used Powerpoint, and the more advanced ones used Prezi, I was glad that I had the opportunity to learn some new tricks at our meeting yesterday with Google Presentation. As a curriculum specialist, I often find that I am running across a lot of different kinds of research that say similar things about writing instruction. In the past, I would have made one presentation with Powerpoint or Prezi, and recycled it, and tried to explain away any features that were distracting to my audience. With Google Presentation I can take the one presentation and have collaborators alter it to suit the message, purpose and audience. They can then save that presentation as a Powerpoint, or simply revise it and save it under a different name, so that they can access it themselves. The other feature that I like is that I can co-create a document in real time without having to be in the same room or even on the phone or webcam. In writing it we can all see each other's thinking.

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                              erroth

                              Liz Canales invited me to this post:

                               

                              I love the Google feature that allows me to reopen a tab that I inadvertently closed or closed and then realized that I needed it back up: just right click on the tab bar and select "reopen closed tab (ctrl-shift-T)" to get your tab back.

                               

                              My students and I use the address or search bar for unit and currency conversions, stock quotes, and word definitions regularly.

                               

                              We also use Google Docs frequently, esp Google Spreadsheet: here are some samples:

                               

                              Marble Machine Finances

                              Dining Out

                              Personal Budgets

                              • Re: Intel Teach Live-October 2013-Google Part IV: All Things Google
                                vkajones

                                Congrats to the following participants...

                                 

                                Gail Laubenthal

                                Liz Canales

                                Cynthia Austria

                                Sonya Bianco

                                Mathew Meldrum

                                 

                                They were the first five to post to this thread and will be the winners of an Intel Bundle

                                Don't forget we will also give away an Intel Bundle to the person who invites the most participants to post to this thread as well as pick our winner for the thread.

                                 

                                Vanessa

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                                  lwenske

                                  Liz Canales invited me to this post.  But, for some reason I couldn't reply on Friday-Sunday (when I clicked, Reply, it was as if the page was frozen)...and, so, forgot that I was going to add something here.  I apologize--I missed this webinar, but I'm hoping to view it in the next month or so...

                                   

                                  I love Google Docs.  I work with a group of teachers that are pursuing their National Board Certification within my district.  We use Google Docs to house our mentor/mentee lists, and I can't think of another better way to keep track of updates, issues, changes, etc. than by being able to share out document across a group of people; allow 24-hour access, to track changes/past revisions, to allow some people to edit and some to just view, to allow easily highlighting and noting and, of course, downloading  I can't say enough about how great I find the spreadsheets and docs... 

                                  I also use Google Forms to get updates about/from Mentors/Mentees, and it saves me tons of back and forth emailing and organizational issues as well.

                                   

                                  A new feature that I just read about online is that the mobile side of GoogleDocs is supposed to be improved to allow for printing (or better, easier printing), and viewing on mobile devices is supposed to be enhanced as well, which helps me out, b/c I often have to look up items/people while on my phone.  Plus, formatting within GoogleDocs just got easier...

                                   

                                  • Paint format tool in documents
                                    The new paint format tool in Google documents lets you copy the style of your text - including font, size, colour and other formatting options - and apply it somewhere else in your document in a single click.

                                   

                                  • Print Google Docs in one click from your mobile device
                                    We’ve made it easier to print on-the-go directly from your mobile documents list. Once you've enabled Google Cloud Print, simply select a document from the documents list and click on Actions > Print from the bottom toolbar.

                                   

                                  Not necessarily new features, but improved stuff (which was already pretty great stuff), and I like that! 

                                  And, though I think that Eric's examples are hugely awesome, I have not used GoogleDocs within my own class (for/with students), aside from a form for parental information at the start of the year (which is very helpful) and for a Google Form about an opinion for a graph that I used in a Sky/Learning.com lesson that I wrote.  Of course, I hope to use Google with my class, eventually--just haven't done so yet.

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                                    vkajones

                                    Congrats to Lisa W for winning this month's ITL Following up Thread.

                                     

                                    Also congrats to Liz C for inviting the most participants to this thread.


                                    Thanks,