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Google Tools for Schools


Google Tools for Schools

(updates needed for fall 2011)



Presentation slides:


Latest version of slides (Oct 2010)


Keeping up with Google


First Things First

     Get a Google Account Here




Image Search

  • Image Search - Search by color is new. Select color from menu bar just below the search box.
  • Advanced Image Search
    • Content Type - handy to limit to News Images, clip art, etc.
    • Limit by License type to find images you can safely reuse without copyright infringement.
  • Similar Images - New in Google Labs. Click on "similar images" link below some images to see a selection of images that have a similar color, shape, theme.
  • LIFE Photo Archive - Great archive of photos from LIFE magazine. Browse or search.
    • To search by decade: 1790s 1890s etc.
    • In regular google image search,. limit to LIFE collection with:  source:life
  • Image Labeler - make image search better, add labels to images.


Google Maps & Google Earth



Google's new social network service. Organize your contacts into "Circles" that reflect the different groups of people you interact with. Easily share notes with just the groups you want to share with.






Teaching Ideas

  • Google Search Education Evangelism - Lesson plans for teaching search and presentations to help you dust off your search skills.
  • Choose Your Own Adventure Story - Literacy lesson plan for grades 4-6 by Susan Ross. Project uses Google Docs - Presentations to create a story with 4 endings. Students work in pairs to create the stories and the presentation slides. Includes details on how to link from one slide to another. Student example: The Smallest Alien
  • Class Collection of Book Reviews - Detailed lesson plan by Carol LaRow for grades 7-9. Students write reviews of 2 books. Reviews are written and shared via Google Docs.  
  • Google Apps Lesson Plans - Selection of classroom-ready lesson plans for all grade levels and subject areas.
  • Classroom Activities - Collection of tips and ideas for using various Google services and tools in school.


Great Google Poster - by Joyce Valenza

Click on items on the poster to go to the various Google search services. Include this poster on your own web pages, blogs and wikis! Visit  Joyce's blog post for more info and the code. (Note that I squished the poster a bit for this page, the full poster is larger and clearer!)





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