A few great resources about Google:
Get Going with Google Apps in Your School by Lisa Nielson
As many teachers know, Google Apps Education Edition is a free suite of hosted communication & collaboration applications designed for schools and universities. Here are Lisa’s top tips for getting started.
From the post:
We all know that Google offers a great search program, and you might even use other apps like Gmail or Google Calendar, but have you realized what Google has to offer for educators and students? Using Sites, Google Earth, Wave, and more, you can turn your classroom into a place where you can share, collaborate, and publish on the world wide web. Read on to find out how you can put Google to work for your class.
Who Owns Your Data? by Lisa Thumann
Lisa is a Google Certified Teacher and an all-around Google Apps Guru. She put together some great resources on data ownership and privacy for Google Apps schools (like us).
Hey, Mathletes: Google Docs Adds Support for Equations from Mashable.com
Google announced some nifty updates to Google Docs today, focused on students as they get back to their books and into the classroom. The document collaboration tool now supports equation notation, superscript, subscript, and language translations.
And a few great Google search tips:
- 10 Simple Google Search Tricks: Great, simple, tips and tricks for more effective searching from the New York Times
- Some Google Search Engines You Might Not Know About: A short run-down of several handy Google search tools.
- Reframing Google Search Options: >A great visual designed by Joyce Valenza (librarian extraordinaire) to explain the different search options that Google offers.