For today’s Google For Elementary Tech Buzz Session we will be working from resources collated on the Digital Learning Pinterest Board “Google For Elementary Students”. We will review these resources and discuss starting points for using Google in the classroom. For more advanced users we will identify more advanced tools, applications tricks to keep your work flow streamlined.
- Basics Of Getting Started
- Getting Started With Google Search
- A Tour Of Google Drive
- Shortcuts For Using Google Apps
- Additional Support For Google Apps
- Using Google Forms For Rubrics
- Tips For Giving A Spelling Test On Google
Review consumer trends, marketing insights and industry research. The site includes statistics, a research library including videos and infographics, planning tools, and a section for emerging digital trends.
Based on Google Search, Google Trends shows how often a particular search-term is entered relative to the total search-volume across various regions of the world, and in various languages.
Google Scholar is an online, freely accessible search engine that lets users look for both physical and digital copies of articles. It searches a wide variety of sources, including academic publishers, universities, and preprint depositories looking for: Peer-reviewed articles. Theses.
The service sends emails to the user when it finds new results—such as web pages, newspaper articles, blogs, or scientific research—that match the user’s search term entered.
Google Research group explores how information visualization can make complex data accessible, useful, and even fun. Work includes public and Google-internal projects.
Research Tools For Chrome Browser
Citation Websites: Some are available as Chrome Browser Extensions
The fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. It’s the easiest way to build a works cited page; and it’s free. Search for a book, article, website, or film, or enter the information yourself. Add it to your bibliography and continue citing to build your works cited list. Download your bibliography in MLA, APA, Chicago, or Turabian format. Bibme is very easy to use, but you need to pay for a pro account to save your bibliographies.
Citation machine helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use. Its primary goal is to make it so easy for student researchers to cite their information sources. However, again, if you want to save your bibliographies you need to pay for a pro account.
Cite This For Me allows you to automatically create website citations in the APA, MLA, Chicago, or Harvard referencing styles at the click of a button. Cite This For Me also comes with a Google Chrome extension.
Cite your work at APA, MLA, and Chicago without leaving the homepage in 3 easy steps. The fourth step allows you to download your bibliography; you can even save it if you create an account. Your citations will be kept as long as you keep visiting the site, but after four days of inactivity your citations will be deleted.
Creating a complete and correctly formatted citation is a challenge for many students, especially documenting sources such as art and music that aren’t included in traditional citation formats. OttoBib
Creating creates citations from ISBNs (which means that your book needs to have a clearly visible ISBN), it also comes with a Google Chrome extension.
An extension for your Google Chrome browser, RefDot makes citation easy; it allows you to cite and store books or journal references, as well as add books automatically from Amazon book pages, which comes in handy.
Zotero is a veteran and completely free browser based plugin that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.
Easy Bib – MLA Free
A great citation generator, EasyBib compiles your bibliographies and citations for you, saving you valuable time. You don’t need to create an account if you are using MLA.
Google Keep is an amazing little web based note taker!
Syncs across Google Accounts, Allows Sharing and Exporting to Google Docs
Provides Notifications and Reminders
Allows for labeling, labeling
creating checkboxes and crossing items off of your list without losing the item.
Allows for archiving, changing of list color and email sharing.
Has nice smooth web and desktop interface linked with your Google Account.
It can also be added as a shortcut to your Google Apps(The same place you find Drive and Docs).
|Google Keep Desktop View|
I think may find yourself returning to it before you know it as your go to list maker/ creative space.
I have had many opportunities to discuss the implementation of the Lego Mindstorm Kits into the Middle School science curriculum with Steve Sanborn the Program Coordinator for the Science/Engineering Department in Andover. Its great to see the enthusiasm he has for this program and the opportunities this program will present for the integration of coding,engineering and robotics into his program.
It was rewarding this week to reconnect with the teachers about technology and see where their goals are at for the year. I had the opportunity to work with Louise Cummings and her team in the Transitions Program at the high school to integrate Google Calendar across their computers so they could manage the support for different students needs.
On additional professional levels I just completed the development of a curriculum for a course in “Web Application Development” for Bunker Hill Community College. This course includes to ebooks which delve into the context of web applications in the modern world of web development as well as a technical project which allows students to work their way through a project through the course. I am proud to complete the development of this course and look forward to its implementation.
So we have taken off with a huge push and plan on completing so many new technology projects this year! Looking forward to a great year of collaboration,sharing and learning with the fine teachers,administration and staff of the Andover Public Schools
At this time of year as the school year draws to a close both at the High School I work at and the Community College I teach at I like to close with something new for the students. This semester I chose to use the collaborative Google Hangout for sharing of course materials,a good laugh at us on a web cam and also a new fluency in technology use and assessment. The sharing of these experiences online is beneficial from a variety of perspectives for both the students and myself.
I chose to do a hangout on air in which the video is live streamed to the internet and saved to Youtube. This is great for revisiting if you need at a later time.
A website that I discovered from a discussion with a student is IFTTT.com. This website has many full features for sharing your Twitter posts, LinkedIn posts or your Blogger or WordPress account. The website allows you to share your content created across a variety of platforms by creating different social media recipes. For example, I recently created recipes which send my current favorite feeds to my email each day and also automate the tweets of my blog at different times of day. IFTTT(If This Then That) also sends the most popular New York Times technology articles directly to my email. The site really increases your engagement with the parts of the web that are the most relevant to you on a daily basis.
IFTTT does require sharing your information but it also provides tremendous value with the amount of sharing of content you have chosen to receive and also the high level of integration between the variety of social media networks. Some of the most powerful recipes allow you to send automated updates to your Evernote account from starring emails in your Gmail or even Tweeting automatically by entering data into your Google Calendar.
Once you become familiar with the site you will see there of thousand of recipes that can be designed be creating a variety of triggers. This site has helped me organize the sharing of posts from my blog and also enabled me to be sent direct emails from Craigslist based on a search url. There are also phone based recipes which can call me in the morning as a wake up call. I highly suggest checking out all the available recipes and reap the benefit of the tools and sharing of web content.
Check out http://www.ifttt.com and see how you can begin to orgainze the many tools you are currently using into a more organized approach with your social media.