Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Google Nuggets

Here are my notes from another session I attended at the Upstate Technology Conference. 

Google Nuggets

“You may be using Google Classroom, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Sites regularly, but there are a lot more free tools out there from Google than you might not be aware of. We will spend this hour exploring Google sites, programs, functions and applications you may not be familiar with and will discuss how to implement them into lessons. Bring your tech to this one!”

Presenter: Kim Wylie (Twitter: @kimwylie_MMS)

Daily challenge: http://www.agoogleaday.com/

Add-Ons – extensions on Google Chrome

Google Docs:  Add-ons link – Get Add-Ons; demonstration of add-ons

Google Scholar - https://scholar.google.com/

Google Keep – digital notepad

Google Maps – My Maps – make your own map with points of interest

Voyager – “You can tour the world and learn about other countries using Voyager. Voyager is a collection of map-based stories written by Google Earth partners that’s updated weekly. You can see Guided Stories, or tours, on topics like travel, culture, nature, and history”; Go to Google Earth, click on menu bar on left, click on Voyager.

Google Arts & Culture – search for works of art in different ways

Be Internet Awesome: https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en “To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.”

My Take Away:
I learned about some Google Apps that I haven’t known about or really tried before. I’m excited about looking at some of these more in depth. I’m very interested in that Google Tour Builder and want to do more with this.

Original photo by Pat Hensley

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