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  1. Glorious Google EDTEC 572

  2. Tech Tools of the Day • Communication tools to support learning: • One-way communication • Support/extend/expand your own thinking/learning with RSS feeds (one way communication) • Start your own blog to document your learning in journal format (one way communication) • Two-way Communication • Subscribe to your classmates’ blogs and post replies • GoogleDocs to collaborate with others (two way) • Just for fun: Explore Bookr to create online books with Flickr images

  3. Why Google? • Easy to use • Extensive tools • iGoogle • personalization options • Expand knowledge with select RSS feeds • Blogger for sharing • GoogleDocs for collaboration • GooglePages for easy web authoring and publishing sites

  4. Getting Started with Google • Go to google.com • Select iGoogle in upper right corner • Use your gmail account to sign into iGoogle • iGoogle mini tour • AtomicLearning.com • Login: sdsu, Password:

  5. Customize Your Page • Personalize your iGoogle home page • Click on “Select Theme” (upper right) • Browse and click on a theme for header • Select gadget to keep or find more by clicking on “Add Stuff” (upper right) • Add 5 or 6 different gadgets and return to your iGoogle main page • Click on header bar of gadget to move it around • Consider your topics and add category tabs • Find the HOME tab, click on the “Add a Tab” hotlink • Return to HOME page to arrange gadgets

  6. Expand Your Own Knowledge with RSS Feeds • RSS feeds link to blog sites • News, Sports, Cooking, Edtec, Education, etc. • Some popular education feeds: • http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/comet572/feeds.php • http://www.kootmansclass.com/ (local teacher) • Explore and add to your page • If there isn’t a RSS symbol, check the end of the URL for the orange RSS symbol, click it • Organize your feeds under tabs to locate topics quickly

  7. Finding More Feeds • Find more RSS feeds on your iGoogle page: • Pull down menu “More --> Even More” • Select: • “Blog Search” and explore, click the RSS Feed orange icon or the letters RSS, opt to add those you like to your Google homepage

  8. Making Your Own Blog (optional) • Return to your iGoogle page, pull down menu “More --> Even More” • Select “Blogger” and follow the prompts to establish your account • Blogger Help is found at: • http://help.blogger.com/

  9. How to Post to your Blog (optional) • Find how to post to your new blog at: http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=41378&topic=12507 • Send your blog URL toTerri and post it in theDiscussion Forum

  10. GoogleDocs • Return to your iGoogle page, pull down menu “More --> Even More” • Select “Docs” • Select “New” to create a document in GoogleDocs or “Upload” to transfer a document from your computer to GoogleDocs • After you’ve saved the document, opt to “Share” it with others. Share with terri.linman@gmail.com to fulfill the assignment (Note: do not use this email address for mail. I only use it to access Google’s tools)

  11. A 572 Project that teaches Google Docs • http://callawayinstructpack.googlepages.com/usinggoogledocspart2 • A video on Google Docs: • http://masterschase.blogspot.com/ • The online video showing how to manage files and folders • http://www.screencast.com/users/callawayk/folders/Jing/media/6b84e59a-d522-4268-9f72-07b066fa39e5

  12. More Videos • Opening up Google Docs: http://screencast.com/t/4Re8yRAKX • Google Docs interface: http://screencast.com/t/J67luePBQk • Managing files and folders: http://screencast.com/t/qY6mp1Cv6 • Uploading to Google Docs: http://screencast.com/t/hLKMp4y7nvX • Creating Google Docs: http://screencast.com/t/CqMvqU0fwQ2 • Sharing Google Docs: http://screencast.com/t/VnLzh0Xhwt • Accessing a shared Google Doc: http://screencast.com/t/4QNZ5u0D • Collaborating/Commenting on a Google Doc: http://screencast.com/t/Kgq5dN9FvR

  13. You can also use Google Forms to do research… • Create a survey using Google forms • Collect data • Google forms will analyze the results for you • Preliminary analysis of course • Example from the Digital landcape team • Click Formsshow summary

  14. This is how… • You simply create a new "Form" in Googledocs. It looks like surveymonkey, but is way easier and has no limitations on length. • Once the form is done, you can email it, or post it to a website to have people take it. • When people answer the form (survey), it automatically fills out the answers on the Googledocs spreadsheet for you. • You can edit, analyze, and administer the form through the "form" menu in Googledocs. • I linked our form (survey) to http://surveyofmyspace.wordpress.com. The password to see the form and discussion pages is

  15. Comparison Chart of various online communication tools

  16. Finally, Tip or Trick of the Week • Each week, look for something fun or interesting in this section! • Bookr is an online book creator that uses Flickr photos. It’s part of the Flickr toys division. • http://www.pimpampum.net/bookr/ • Some examples: • http://www.pimpampum.net/bookr/?id=930 • http://www.pimpampum.net/bookr/index.php?id=1080

  17. Optional Practice • Set up and personalize iGoogle page with tabs • Find and subscribe to RSS feeds, organize them under your iGoogle page tabs • Set up Blogger account and start your own blog • Post your thoughts about these new tools and how you might use them to extend your knowledge or with your students • Use GoogleDocs to share a screen shot of your new iGoogle page with someone. Click on "Share" and select "As Collaborator." Instructions for screen shot. (FYI - I do not check this email account - it's only for access to Google great tools)