Google Goes to School: Google Tools for Educators
“Like many educators new to the use of technology in the classroom, using Google as a search tool quickly became a staple in my classroom. Over the past year, Google has stretched their search capabilities to include an abundance of open source web applications tailor-made for teachers. In fact, they’ve called this new suite of tools Google for Educators.
The web application found within Google for Educators allow teachers and students to:
– collaborate with their colleagues
– monitor and participate in discussions
– publish videos
– create PowerPoint presentation and web sites
– manage photos
– monitor online data. Google has gone the extra mile by providing teachers’ guides and exciting examples of classroom teachers using Google Tools to support the use of technology as a mindtool. Those best practices demonstrate how Google applications, when are used alongside meaningful classroom instruction, can literally change the face of classroom instruction.”
Copyright © 2008 Education World
Author: Brenda Dyck, Education World®, 29th February 2008
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