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Going Google
Powerful Tools for 21st Century Learning



March 2012 | 224 pages | Corwin
Google your way to greatness!This book for K-12 educators explores the wide array of Google tools and shows how to use them in the classroom. Appropriate for experienced Googlers as well as novices, the text is organized into parts according to the 21st-century skills each tool promotes. Included are specific classroom activities that teachers can use with students immediately. An interactive website offers video tutorials that support the instructions and an online community for sharing successes.
 
About the Author
 
Acknowledgments
 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
I. Communication and Collaboration
 
1. Google Docs
 
2. Google Calendar
 
3. Gmail
 
4. Google Sites
 
5. Blogger
 
6. Google Groups
 
7. Google +
 
II. Creativity and Innovation
 
8. Google Earth
 
9.Picasa/Picasa Web Album
 
10. YouTube
 
III. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
 
11. Google as a Searching Tool
 
12. Advanced Search
 
13. Google Custom Search
 
14. Information with Google
 
15. Google Alerts
 
16. Google Reader
 
17. iGoogle
 
IV. Moving Forward
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

“This book immediately gets the savvy teacher-educator to begin identifying, exploring, planning, playing and making invaluable and challenging connections that will redefine the curricula experiences of students, teachers, and parents.”

Rose Cherie Reissman Literacy Consultant/Teacher Educator
Mind Lab /New City Department of Education Literacy, NY

Going Google is a must-have for the emerging technology teacher. It addresses the applications students are using in today’s classroom and provides real, authentic ways to effectively emplys these tools to engage the leaders of tomorrow.”

Avis Canty, Special Education Teacher
Tanglewood Middle School, Greenville, SC

“Any educator who wants to be blown away with possibilities on how Google can support 21st Century learning should get this book!”

Sara Stewart, Project Facilitator, Instructional Technology
Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV

“This book is an invaluable resource for a teacher who wants to incorporate more technology in the classroom by utilizing tools that he/she already has available.”

James E. Anderson, K-12 Principal
Canaseraga Central School District, NY

“This book is one of the most invaluable publications for teachers today. The author has taken a totally free resource and developed an excellent reference tool which every educator should utilize.”

Karen Canfield, Elementary Principal
Pioneer Intermediate School, Noble, OK

“This is a GREAT book. It addresses a critical issue: how to incorporate technology into our regular classrooms, in a clean and easy style that is very accessible even to educators who are less tech-savvy!”

Rick Yee, Principal
McAuliffe School, Saratoga, CA

Going Google provides practical directions with appropriate screen shots that show readers exactly how to use the tools.”

Joan Irwin, Education Editor/Writer
Newark, DE

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1: Google Docs


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Jared Covili

Learn more about Jared Covili's PD offeringsJared Covili is a professional development trainer at the Utah Education Network (UEN) in Salt Lake City. Jared specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as social media tools, geospatial learning, and digital devices. Jared received his bachelor’s degree in English and his master’s degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah. His background includes four years as a secondary Language Arts teacher. Besides his work at UEN, Jared is involved with the Utah Coalition for Educational Technology (UCET) and served as... More About Author

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