Posts tagged ‘Google’

Recent Workshop Wikis: Sketchasting and More…

I’m in the middle of two weeks of relatively intense workshop activity and realized I haven’t been sharing my workshop wikis here lately. So, here are the agendas (with links to everything I mention and materials if applicable) for each of the recent workshops that I have permission to share:

Sketchcasting – This workshop was based on the latest tool I found to share with teachers using Tablet PCs. In essence, sketchast.com is a web-based sketching program that is actually responsive enough to work well with a Tablet PC pen and which allows users to save and share their sketches online, complete with narration. It’s like being able to save what happens on the whiteboard – erase the board and keep going as many times as you like during your narration.

Author: Mark Wagner, Educational Technology and Life Blog, 4th April 2008

Full article available here.

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April 4, 2008 at 10:46 am Leave a comment

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

Full article available here.

March 22, 2008 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment

Google Sites easy webpage creation – kids can upload homework

Google has launched a web-based application that allows users to design their own web pages..

Google Sites features a graphical interface that lets users create pages with no HTML coding.

Users can embed YouTube videos and content from Google’s Calendar, Docs and Picasa sites, and will also be allowed to upload any sort of file type to their site.

Copyright © 2008 vnunet.comAuthor: Shaun Nichols, 4th March 2008

Full article available here.

March 12, 2008 at 3:29 pm Leave a comment


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