Saturday, September 10, 2011

Harness the Power of Google

We all use Google for one thing or another, but Google is much more than a search engine. Check this post 100+ Google Tricks for Educators. Let us know what you find of interest to others and why this use of Google appeals to you.


Dave C said...

I like this post since I have been using a lot of the free Google tools for years. Some of the tools I especially like are: Google Docs, GMail, Google Books, Google Scholar, and Blogger. I have used Google Apps for Education, which allows schools to set up their e-mail and Docs accounts for free, saving TONS of $$ on servers and the like. I have referred students to Google Calendar to set up their assignment due dates and send themselves e-mail reminders.

Google has taken a lot of flack for collecting user data, but I feel they promote teachers and students with their free services!

Jennifer F. said...

Thank you for this post. I have been using google text for a number of years. It doesnt always work, but for the most part it does provide name, address, and phone number for businesses I have looked for. It has also given me movie times for the movie theater in my town.

Google Scholar is another tool that I have used before. I was able to find journal articles about search topics.

I look forward to looking up the calander and some of the other features that this article talked about.

I also plan on marking this website for future use. I think it will be of great help for my students when searching the internet. Google scholar provides the opportunity for students to find peer reviewed/scholarly articles that wikipedia does not have. Google documents also allows students to create and save work without having to save it to a flash drive.

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