Going Google: Powerful Tools for 21st Century Learning

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Overview

Engage digital learners with the power of Google!

This guide for K-12 educators explores the wide array of Google tools and shows how to use them in the classroom to foster digital learning. Appropriate for experienced Googlers as well as novices, the text is organized into parts according to the 21st century skills each tool promotes. Written in an intentionally casual, engaging style, each chapter:

  • Explains the specific benefits of using each tool for teaching and learning
  • Provides step by step tutorials with screen shots that illustrate the processes
  • Contains detailed examples of classroom and teacher productivity projects

Included are specific classroom activities that teachers can use immediately to engage students and enhance learning.

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Editorial Reviews

Rose Cherie Reissman Literacy Consultant/Teacher Educator
“This book immediately gets the savvy teacher-educator to begin identifying, exploring, planning, playing and making invaluable and challenging connections that will redefine the curricula experiences of students, teachers, and parents.”
Literacy Consultant/Teacher Educator - Rose Cherie Reissman
“This book immediately gets the savvy teacher-educator to begin identifying, exploring, planning, playing and making invaluable and challenging connections that will redefine the curricula experiences of students, teachers, and parents.”
Avis Canty
Going Google is a must-have for the emerging technology teacher. It addresses the applications students are using in today’s classroom and provides real, authentic ways to effectively emplys these tools to engage the leaders of tomorrow.”
Sara Stewart
“Any educator who wants to be blown away with possibilities on how Google can support 21st Century learning should get this book!”
James E. Anderson
“This book is an invaluable resource for a teacher who wants to incorporate more technology in the classroom by utilizing tools that he/she already has available.”
Karen Canfield
“This book is one of the most invaluable publications for teachers today. The author has taken a totally free resource and developed an excellent reference tool which every educator should utilize.”
Rick Yee
“This is a GREAT book. It addresses a critical issue: how to incorporate technology into our regular classrooms, in a clean and easy style that is very accessible even to educators who are less tech-savvy!”
Joan Irwin
Going Google provides practical directions with appropriate screen shots that show readers exactly how to use the tools.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412998789
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/19/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 587,051
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Learn more about Jared Covili's PD offerings

Jared Covili is a professional development trainer at the Utah Education Network in Salt Lake City, UT. Jared specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as web page design, geospatial learning, web 2.0 tools, and digital devices. Jared received his Bachelors degree in English and his Masters degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah. His background includes four years as a secondary Language Arts teacher. Besides his work at UEN, Jared is also adjunct faculty for the College of Education at the University of Utah, where he teaches technology integration classes to undergraduate students.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
I. Communication and Collaboration
1. Google Docs
2. Google Calendar
3. Gmail
4. Google Sites
5. Blogger
6. Google Groups
7. Google +
II. Creativity and Innovation
8. Google Earth
9.Picasa/Picasa Web Album
10. YouTube
III. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
11. Google as a Searching Tool
12. Advanced Search
13. Google Custom Search
14. Information with Google
15. Google Alerts
16. Google Reader
17. iGoogle
IV. Moving Forward
Glossary
References
Index
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