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1 Google Apps and Tools for the Classroom

2 Apps for your Classroom GMail Huge inbox with search: keep and find everything. Talk IM and Video as easy as . Groups Let students easily create and work in teams. Calendar Make sharing calendars and schedules easy. Docs Makes collaborating easy. Sites Allow students and teachers to manage their own sites. Video Using the power of video to teach.

3 WebMail by Google  The system for students and alumni at NJIT is Webmail by Google.  Student can access Webmail by Google anytime by visiting https://webmail.njit.edu.https://webmail.njit.edu  Webmail by Google account's storage capacity starts at 25 GB.

4 Google Sites

5 NJIT Google Sites  A Google Site is an easy-to-create and maintain web space with a variety of controls.  Key Features:  Easy page creation  Access restriction – Easily control who can view or edit information.  Customizable look and feel  More info…

6 Use Sites to manage your class Managed by teacher Easy integration with all Google tools including calendars, documents, presentations, spreadsheets, forms, maps, and video. Include a variety of educational and interactive gadgets using the Sites gadget directory. Measure participation with revision history, recent site activity, or page notifications within Sites. Create flexible designs and layouts without needing any knowledge of html code. Collaborative environment for teachers and students. Student can create ePortfolios or use sites for projects

7 Want more? Google Apps for Education Training Center, Module 5: Sites: Home/module-5-sites/chapter-7http://edutraining.googleapps.com/Training- Home/module-5-sites/chapter-7

8 Google Groups

9 NJIT Google Groups  A Google Group is a method of communicating with a group of people who share a common interest. Once a student logs into the NJIT Google domain space via their UCID, they will have the capability to create a Google Group for themselves, their student organization, or any academic or social purpose they desire  Key features:  Easy page creation  Customization - Select pictures, colors and styles to give your Group its own distinct look.  File Sharing - Upload related files to be shared with each other.  Member Profiles - Let members create their own personalized group member profile page. This allows members to share any information about themselves and makes searching for group members possible.  More info…

10 Use Groups to collaborate  Instructors can improve communications among students by creating groups for their classes or subjects.  Use groups for discussion or announcement lists for classes  Students can use groups to reach other students in their classes, sports teams, clubs, and extracurricular activities.

11 Want more? Google Apps for Education Training Center, Module 6: Other tools: https://sites.google.com/a/googleapps.com/edu-training- center/Training-Home/module-6-other-tools/chapter-5

12 Google Docs Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentations

13 Google Spreadsheets Aggregate, Organize, and Access your data in useful ways

14 Use Google Spreadsheets to: Record grades with an organized grade book Track attendance, missing assignment, behavior reports Store a database of contact information for students and parents Use a word cloud gadget to visualize written responses

15 Google Documents Create, Collaborate, and publish

16 Use Google Documents to: Have students work collaboratively from anywhere. Give students ongoing and simultaneous feedback. Use revision history to hold students accountable for their work. Publish student work. Work on the same lesson plan at the same time with a colleague. Take your staff meeting notes and share with the rest of the staff.

17 Want more? Google Apps for Education Training Center, Module 4: Docs 4-docs 4-docs

18 Google Calendar

19 Use Google Calendar to:  Invite others to your calendar  Share Calendars  Check-out Resources

20 Use Appointment Slots for Office Hours Instructions here!

21 Instructions how to create Appointment Slots 1.Create appointment slots by clicking on the calendar once 2.Click on “Appointment slots” link located on the top 3.Click on “Edit Details”  Pick a block of time you want to offer to others, and choose how many slots to split it up into; don't worry, you can always change it later. 2. Share your appointment page  This is the link to your public appointment page. Anyone who has this link can book an appointment slot.  Copy the link and send to your students 3. Guests book appointment slots  Booked appointment slots appear right on your calendar as regular events.

22 Want more? Google Apps for Education Training Center, Module 3: Calendar: Home/module-3-calendarhttp://edutraining.googleapps.com/Training- Home/module-3-calendar

23 Google Talk

24 Use Chat room to communicate  Invite a Guest Lecturer into your classroom through Video Chat  Hold Office Hours over Chat… even on snow days

25 Google Tools

26 Google video Ability to upload and share videos with everybody at your school domain or just with specific people within your school. Secure platform to host and share video content inside your domain. Search across your video content with Google search technology.

27 Differences between Google Video for Education Edition and YouTube Google Video for Education Edition YouTube Videos can only be shared with Google Apps users at your school Videos can be shared with the entire world Only specific people can upload videos to the school Google Video account Anyone can upload a video if they have a Google/YouTube account Videos do not show up in general Google search results Videos can appear in Google search results Searching videos only looks at videos within your school Google Video account Searching videos looks at all videos on YouTube, uploaded by anyone, anywhere in the world.

28 Tools for your classroom Book SearchBook Search: allows you to search the full text of large and growing index of books, from popular titles to old, out-of-print and public domain volumes. Geo EducationGeo Education: Google Earth, Google Maps, Google Sky, Google SketchUp News: News: you can browse headlines from your favorite newspapers and magazines, all on a single page, or you can delve more deeply into the topics that interest you most, by searching thousands of news sources at once. Google News also allows you to search archived news, putting more than 200 years of content at your fingertips iGoogleiGoogle: Your personally design Google page WebSearchWebSearch: To learn how to search BloggerBlogger: makes it easy for teachers and students to share work, class notes, and pictures online. PicasaPicasa: free software download that enables you and your students to find, edit and share all the pictures on your PCs SketchUp SketchUp : easy-to-use program that lets you and your students create, modify and share 3D models.

29 iGoogle https://www.google.com/ Click on the iGoogle located in the left bottom corner

30 Language Tools Language tools

31 Customize Google News Customize it Google News

32 Resources  Google Apps Education Training Center https://sites.google.com/a/googleapps.com/edu- training-center/Training-Home https://sites.google.com/a/googleapps.com/edu- training-center/Training-Home

33 Thank You


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