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Virtual Field Trips
GPS and GIS
eField Trip Sources
New Project Posts
RSS and Listservs
21st Century Skills
Books Go Global
Braids Around the Globe
Connected Classroom Ning
Courtyard Field Guide
Flatclassroom Sounding Board
Global Sun Temperature
Life Round Here
Online Literature Circles
Our City Podcast
Read Around the Planet
Room with a View
The Reading Connection
Virtual Earth and Space
Voices of the World
Xtreme Learning Ning
Google has created a great variety of tools to engage students in learning.
Upload your own
Take a virtual tour around the world, create placemarks, add your own images or videos. Have students add their own descriptions. Save and share placemarks and virutal tours on your blog. Embed Google Maps on your classroom blog.
Upload your own
Make Your Mark on Planet Earth Tutorial
from Discovery Education.
Tutorial for Google Earth
KML and KMZ
a wizard for creating and managing customized
Google maps of address lists
Google Map Mashups
Google Docs and Spreadsheets
Google Docs is a Web-based word processor, presentation and spreadsheet application. It allows the user to create and edit documents, presentations and spreadsheets while collaborating online in real-time with other users.
Check out some tutorials and templates specifically for
http://portical.org/ Presentations/quick_takes/ googform/index.htm
This is an 8-minute tutorial on Google Forms for administration
-- This is a template that principals
can start using immediately to gather data on mastery of the NETS for
teachers -- it automatically aggregates the data for them.
http://www.portical.org/ Presentations/borgen/index. html/#siop
is a Google Spreadsheet template which principals can share with their
teachers for paperless lesson plan collection. A tutorial also
-- here is an example of
a Google workshop for administrators
A new offering from Google Apps, makes creating a team site as easy as editing a document. Use Google Sites to centralize all types of information -- from videos to presentations -- and share your site with just a few people, your entire organization, or the world.
Google reader allows you to have anything with an RSS feed to be sent to one webpage. The sidebar allows you to easily toggle between different feeds to read the latest postings from different sites.
Google SketchUp is a powerful yet easy-to-learn 3D software tool that combines a simple, yet robust tool-set with an intelligent drawing system that streamlines and simplifies 3D design. From simple to complex, conceptual to realistic, Google SketchUp enables you to build and modify 3D models quickly and easily.
Google Docs for Students Introduction in 6 Minutes:
Google Docs for Teachers Introduction in 5 Minutes
Google Forms for Schools Introduction in 8 Minutes:
Quizlet Introduction in 7 Minutes:
Skype for Teachers Introduction in 3 Minutes:
help on how to format text
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