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Got Google? Great Google Resources for the Classroom

Got Google? Great Google Resources for the Classroom

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Hi all -- I know many of you many already use Google apps in your classroom, but I thought I'd share the best resources I've come across lately on Twitter: :: 10 Reasons to use #Google Apps in your school http://bit.ly/bmTh7n :: RT @ChrisLAtkinson: Google Docs Become More Student-Friendly http://ff.im/-8SsHu :: Google Earth for Educators- http://bit.ly/7mHnDG (Many Resources) :: How 2 get #Google Edu Apps up in your school/district. http://bit.ly/4Xds3B :: Google for Educators-Classroom Activities http://bit.ly/ZcSC3 Question: How are you using Google in your classroom? What apps do you like best? And are any of you having a hard time making the case to your IT admin to use Google apps? Please share. I'd love to help.

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Linda Keane AIA's picture
Linda Keane AIA
NEXT.cc Director, Prof Arch/EnvDes, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

We provide Design As Nature workshops to introduce teachers to creative projects using Google Apps. While we mix the computer of the hand and the mind with the mouse, our favorites are Google Earth and Google Sketch Up. Google Earth is a great way to create Earth Alphabets using aerial views of buildings and landforms from the neighborhood around the school campus. Street view allows students to capture different city intersections and envision pedestrian friendly street scape enhancements. Google Sketch up is a quick and easy modeling tool that allows students to experiment with translucency, transparency and opacity in creating habitable spaces and prototyping designed objects. Thanks for sharing these.

Valerie Neer's picture
Valerie Neer
High School Math Teacher

I've mostly used google docs for collaboration between students, and for students on family trips to manage homework assignments with me. I can't wait to see what other good ideas there are. When I use my promeathean board I often use google aps so I can save it and share with students instead of the activeinspire software.

Elana Leoni's picture
Elana Leoni
Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer

This is about the 5th time I've come across a blog post on Google's Scribble Maps tool, so I thought it'd be appropriate to link to it in this discussion: http://www.scribblemaps.com/

I've personally never used it but looks very fun and easy to use (Plus- it's FREE!).

Here's a great post by The Nerdy Teacher on how he uses Scribble Maps in his classroom. http://thenerdyteacher.blogspot.com/2010/03/scribble-maps-geography-fun....

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