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This is Amy Dean and Greg Finger's Tech Presentation about all the interactive uses of Google.


  • 1. Technology to Motivate Learning: Using Google Tools in the Classroom Amy Cook Dean
  • 2. Arrival Activity
    • Create a Google account specifically for the classroom.
      • Your username should reflect your professional identity.
      • Do not mix professional and personal accounts.
  • 3. Objectives
    • Create a Google account specifically for classroom use.
    • Discuss how Google Tools can motivate learning.
    • Explore and practice the functions of the following Google Tools: Custom Search, Scholar, Calendar, Docs, Maps and Forms.
    • Create an assignment implementing one of those tools or apply one of these tools to an existing assignment.
  • 4. Motivating Learning
    • Participation in an online learning community
    • Ease of use, access and collaboration
    • Content-specific ways Google can motivate your learners
  • 5. A Few Favorites
    • Google Custom Search
    • Google Scholar
    • Google Calendar
    • Google Docs and Forms
    • Google Maps
  • 6. Google Custom Search
      • Students stay within useful Web sites.
      • Post tailored searches to your blog or Wiki.
      • How can this apply to your content?
      • How could this help build a learning community in your classroom?
  • 7. Google Scholar
      • Searches only academic sites and journals.
      • Some limitations: some articles inaccessible if you do not have a JSTOR (etc.) account.
      • Content-specific uses:
  • 8. Google Calendar
    • Share deadlines with your students.
    • Post your calendar to your Blogger page.
    • Students can access your public calendar from their Google account.
  • 9. Google Docs & Forms
      • Share Office-type documents with your students.
      • All handouts are available online AND available from home no more excuses about losing handouts!
      • Potential advantages to your current system of redistributing handouts?
  • 10. Google Maps
      • Add points on a map and share it with your students.
    • Provides aerial and street views of almost anywhere in the world.
    • Classroom example: Lewis and Clark
  • 11. Practice and Application
    • Design a class activity or project with one of the above options.
    • See for more ideas.