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Introduction to Google Earth

Introduction to Google Earth

What is Google Earth? Google Earth is a free, downloadable program that combines satellite images, maps, and terrain to create a 3D virtual model of the world. You can search for specific locations in Google Earth and create your own virtual tours.  Other options to […]

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 […]

New Google Teacher Academy – August 5th

New Google Teacher Academy – August 5th

Google announced: Applications are open for our next Google Teacher Academy, which will take place in our Boulder, Colorado office on Wednesday, August 5th. The Google Teacher Academy is a free professional development experience designed to help K-12 educators get the most from innovative technologies. […]

Doodle 4 Google

Doodle 4 Google

I’m very proud of my high school Graphic Design students who all participated in the Doodle 4 Google contest.  All of the entries were fabulous this year but the class voted to submit the following designs for our school entry.  Great job kids! (click on […]

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 […]

Make a self-calculating Survey

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 […]

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 […]

NCCE:  Google Apps for Education

NCCE: Google Apps for Education

Thanks to Jeff Utecht who Ustreamed my Google Apps vs. Google Tools presentation at NCCE.  I’m kicking myself for not saving the chat but appreciate all who attended and participated online. NCCE twitter group http://twittgroups.com/group/ncce Webcam chat at Ustream