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Tech Tip Tuesday

Tech Tip Tuesday:  Favorite Google Tools

Tech Tip Tuesday: Favorite Google Tools

For our last Tuesday Tech Tip of the year, MaryFran and I decided that we should share our Five Favorite Google Tools. Mary Fran’s Favs Five…how could we possibly narrow the number of favorite Google Tools to 5? It has been more challenging than I […]

Tech Tip Tuesday:  new Google search options

Tech Tip Tuesday: new Google search options

This past month Google unveiled some very helpful Search Options.  Search Options are a collection of tools that allow you to view your results in new ways.  After you search, click on the “show options” link in the upper left hand side of your screen.  […]

Tech Tip Tuesday:  Google Tasks

Tech Tip Tuesday: Google Tasks

By MaryFran Lynch About this time in the school year there seem to be so many things going on I am constantly afraid something important will slip through the crack. I’ve always written lists on paper, but then as often as not, find myself in […]

Tech Tip Tuesday:  Google Groups

Tech Tip Tuesday: Google Groups

If you have a club, team or any type of group that you need to communicate with – consider creating a Google Group.  Google Groups allows you to manage and archive the mailing list for your group.  You can share files, create shared webpages within […]

Tech Tip Tuesday:  Picasa 3.0

Tech Tip Tuesday: Picasa 3.0

By MaryFran Lynch Cross-posted at http://sites.google.com/site/techtipstuesday/ Look out iPhoto, Picasa 3.0 is about to give you a run for your money. Picasa is a free, downloadable, photo editor now available for Windows XP, Vista, Linux and Mac platforms. It is easy to download and not […]

Tech Tip Tuesday:  Google Blogger

Tech Tip Tuesday: Google Blogger

Blogger is Google’s blogging platform. A blog (short for Web log) is a Web page that serves as a publicly accessible journal for an individual or group. Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author or are based around a hobby or […]

Tech Tip Tuesday:  Google Sites Examples

Tech Tip Tuesday: Google Sites Examples

Last week you learned that Google Sites is a completely online-based tool that allows you to create a simple or extensive web site. With a few clicks, you can create multiple pages, embed rich content, and even allow others to add and collaborate on content.  […]

Tech Tip Tuesday:  Google Sites

Tech Tip Tuesday: Google Sites

By MaryFran Lynch http://sites.google.com/site/techtipstuesday/ With Google Sites you can create custom web pages. As with many of Google tools, one of the great things (besides being free) is that you can collaborate with others on the creation and content of the pages. It is easy […]

Tech Tip Tuesday:  Google Earth curriculum ideas

Tech Tip Tuesday: Google Earth curriculum ideas

by MaryFran Lynch http://sites.google.com/site/techtipstuesday/ Google Earth can be wonderful to use to introduce your students to the places in their text books. You may want to create your own lessons or use some that have been made available to compliment your lessons. Here are a […]

Tech Tip Tuesday – Google SketchUp

Tech Tip Tuesday – Google SketchUp

SketchUp is a free downloadable software from Google that you can use to create 3D models of anything you can imagine.  People use SketchUp to create architectural, landscape, and woodworking models or just for fun! You can build models from scratch, or you can download […]

Tech Tip Tuesday:  Even more … Google Earth

Tech Tip Tuesday: Even more … Google Earth

Guest post by MaryFran Lynch http://sites.google.com/site/techtipstuesday/google-earth—even-more Once you’ve downloaded Google Earth, you’ll be able to take advantage of some of Google Earth’s features you won’t find in Google Maps. Here are three features worth exploring. As we all know, more than 70% of the Earth […]

Tech Tip Tuesday – Google Earth

Tech Tip Tuesday – Google Earth

by MaryFran Lynch http://sites.google.com/site/techtipstuesday/google-earth The nice thing about Google Earth is that if you have played with Google Maps at all, Google Earth is kinda like the next step. One of the big differences, however, is that you will have to download Google Earth to […]

Tech Tip Tuesday:  Custom Google Maps

Tech Tip Tuesday: Custom Google Maps

Custom Google Maps are a fun and interesting way to get students involved in map reading, measuring distances, learning about historic places or connecting places and literature.  There are so many ways you could incorporate Google Maps into your subject area – either by using […]

Tech Tip Tuesday – Intro to Google Maps

Tech Tip Tuesday – Intro to Google Maps

Most folks today rely on Google Maps to look up locations and print out directions to where they are going but there is so much more to Google Maps and new features are constantly being added.  You don’t need to have a Google account to […]

Tech Tip Tuesday – RSS and Google Reader

Tech Tip Tuesday – RSS and Google Reader

Stop spending hours looking for information online – have the information come to you. How can make this happen?   By using Google Reader and RSS What is RSS?  RSS (real simple syndication) is the ability to “subscribe” to changes made on a website or blog. (Click here to […]