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Co-Creation & Ideation Tools

Co-creation and ideation tools facilitate the most direct interaction between team members on the goals or desired outcomes of the project. Using these tools, participants can often work in groups directly editing or building the project artifact.  Several of these tools are the same ones used for project management – which is great – because

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Collaborative Project Management Tools

Collaborative project management tools are geared toward the logistical aspects of planning, scheduling and workflow around educational projects.  Using collaborative technology tools gives every group member the ability to participate in the project and develop strategies for managing time, collaborating with team members, assessing their progress, and maximizing learning experiences. Schools in the K12 arena

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Using features of Google Search & the new Research Panel in Docs

I’ve started creating some simple screencasts of different ways you can effectively use Google search and Google Apps for Education for teachers and librarians.  This first video showcases the “preview panel” in the Search results panel as well as filtering the results using the sidebar and “related searches”.  Too often I see students looking at

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Information Literacy Collaborative Unit

Copy of this entire project (pdf) I created this unit for one of Library courses but several people asked me to share my process of using Google Forms as “digital notecards” – See Lesson #2. High School Literary Criticism Research Paper Scenario: Throughout the semester in English III, students have been reading and analyzing various

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Make a self-calculating Survey

I am currently teaching Excel to my computer students and we always do a project where the students create surveys and graph the results.  I was inspired by Jesse Spevack’s self-graded quizzes – so I thought I would use the same process with surveys and teach some formula writing along the way. You can download

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Tech Tip Tuesday – “Even more” Google Docs

Google Document and Spreadsheet offers “Even More” by Mary Fran Before we leave Docs to introduce you to more Google tools, I wanted to tell you about a few Google Document and Spreadsheet features you may not find in other office tools. Document Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Images Ever get stuck for just the right word?

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Change Our World for the Better – A Letter to the Next President

After polling students in the Sophomore Government class, the Assistant Editor of the school paper shares the concerns and opinions of students from Valley Catholic School in Beaverton, Oregon. Even though the students are considered to be too young to make a good decision while voting, you can see that they have the country and the whole world’s best interests at heart.

Tech Tip Tuesday – Google Forms and Spreadsheets

Collecting data from multiples users has always been quite the challenge.  But now thanks to Google shared spreadsheets and forms – it’s a snap! Just like Google Docs, spreadsheets can be shared with anyone.  This makes collecting information easier than ever.  Here are some examples of how I have used Google spreadsheets: Collect names, addresses

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Tech Tip Tuesday – Teaching Revision & Google Templates

By MaryFran Lynch Revision Last week we introduced you to Google Docs and gave you some ideas of times you might want to use the text feature to collaborate with your colleagues and times you might like to have your students use it. This week, we’d like to introduce you to one of the great

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Tech Tip Tuesday – Intro to Google Docs

Google’s focus will always be providing high quality search results but many of their other products have revolutionized how individuals share information and collaborate on documents. This week’s tip is to introduce you to Google Docs & Spreadsheets.  Google Docs makes creating, editing and sharing documents so easy and best of all – it’s FREE! 

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Reflections from Google Teacher Academy

I’ve been so busy hosting family this past weekend that I haven’t had a chance to finish my blog post about Google Teacher Academy. First of all, I must thank Cristin Frodella from Google and the folks from Cue (Mark Wagner and Mike Lawrence), WestEd and all the returning GCTs for hosting this year’s Google

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Embed Google forms on blog

According to the Official Google Docs blog, you can now embed your Google Form into your blog or website so I thought I would give it a try. Please fill out the following survey … Loading…

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Featured in Google Docs for Education blog

Last month Google Docs sent out a request to educators to share how they use Google Docs in Education.  Selected entries are showcased on their blog and mine was chosen!!!  Here’s what i submitted: In my attempt to avoid sitting through days and days of PowerPoint presentations in my high school computer classes (and boring

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Top Ten Tools 2008

Colette’s (updated) Top 10 Tools Gmail. I love this web based email system and the fact that I can access it from any computer. Not only do you get tons of storage but I like the way it keeps the threaded conversations together. Gmail chat is also nifty. Google Docs. Google docs are great for

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