GOOGLE for Teachers
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This site is just for you teachers!
Google in Education
provides a variety of tools and opportunities for students and teachers.

100 Ways Educators can use Google to improve learning is an awesome article with hints on how to use Google to its utmost!
BLOG:
  • Blogger is the free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video.
  • Google Blog Search - Hunting for a blog on a specific topic? Try this site.

BOOKS: Google Books is a great site for finding books and magazines online. Some are available to purchase, and some are even free to download. You can organize your own collection or set up lists of theme specific books. This is a great teaching tool as well as a personal tool.

Google Calendar -Everyone can organize their schedules and share events , meetings and entire calendars with others. You can even publish the school calendar on your website to let families know about events like back-to-school nights, homecoming and vacation days.

CHAT/MEETINGS:
  • Google Hangouts - One place for all your Conversations. Hangout with your friends anytime, anywhere, for free

CHROME

  • Chrome Web Store - Connie Spurlock recommended this. As she would say, it's "fabulous"! Be sure to check this one out. There is something for everyone and it is all free. You must use Google Chrome as your browser to use this, but it is a free download.

Google Cultural Institute Google has partnered with hundreds of museums, cultural institutions, and archives to host the world’s cultural treasures online. Searchable database of digitized materials and exhibits.

  • Art Project - Search by collection, artists or artwork.
  • Historic Moments - Explore online exhibitions detailing the stories behind significant moments in human history. Each exhibition tells a story using documents, photos, videos and in some cases personal accounts of events.
  • Natural History - Collection of digitized materials from 50 Natural History Museums.
  • World Wonders Project : This valuable resource lets students virtually discover some of the most famous sites on earth — for example, the ruins of Pompeii, Stonehenge, Versailles and more. Teachers can download related guides for using these resources.

DRIVE : Google Drive - One safe place to store and share all your stuff, including photos, videos, documents and other files that are important to you.
  • Google Documents - Create rich documents with images, tables, equations, drawings, links and more. Gather input and manage feedback with social commenting.
  • Google Forms is a useful tool to help you plan events, send a survey, give students a quiz, or collect other information in an easy, streamlined way. A Google form can be connected to a Google spreadsheet. If a spreadsheet is linked to the form, responses will automatically be sent to the spreadsheet. Otherwise, users can view them on the “Summary of Responses” page accessible from the Responses menu.
  • Google Slides - Create beautiful slides with the presentation editor, which supports embedded videos, animations, dynamic slide transitions and more. Publish your presentations on the web so anyone can view them, or share them privately.
  • Spreadsheets - Keep and share lists, track projects, analyze data and track results with our powerful spreadsheet editor. Use tools like advanced formulas, embedded charts, filters and pivot tables to get new perspectives on your data.
    • Flippity - Easily turn a Google™ Spreadsheet into a Set of Online Flashcards and Other Cool Stuff

GOOGLE EARTH AND MORE:
  • Google Earth Pro | now free!Explore the ocean, moon, Mars, sky, 3D buildings and historical imagery. Get advanced tools in addition to all the easy-to-use features and imagery of Google Earth.
    • Compute distances and areas using measurement tools
    • Use Movie Maker to produce media collateral
    • Print high-resolution images for presentations and reports
    • Map addresses with the Spreadsheet Importer
    • Google Ocean
    • Google Moon too!
  • Google Maps for Educators has classroom resources, tutorials and tips for teachers.