Google Tools for the Classroom

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<ul><li><p>This document covers a few Google tools </p><p>available to use in the classroom. </p><p>Google Tools For the Classroom </p><p>Dr. Sherri E. Ritter </p></li><li><p>Google Tools by Dr. S. Ritter for KVCTC Feb 2013 Page 1 </p><p>Google Tools for the Classroom </p><p>Search Tips </p><p> Search with an exact phrase by using quotation marks around specific words </p><p> You can use the Plus + sign to specify particular items you want in your results </p><p> You can use the minus - sign to specify particular items you don't want in your results </p><p> Use the related: operator to find pages that has similar content by typing related: followed by </p><p>the website address. </p><p> Search for items within a number range by putting a string .. between amounts. Ex. (Sony TV </p><p>$300..$500) </p><p> Get number conversions. Ex. (miles to km) </p><p> Get the time by typing the time and the city or country. Ex. (time cancun) </p><p> Get current exchange rates by searching [currency 1] in [currency 2]. Ex. (usd in pesos) </p><p> Check the weather Ex. (weather Chicago) </p><p> Get definitions by putting define: in front of any word. Ex (define: coffee) </p><p> Calculate anything by entering any math equation into the search box. Ex. (100*3.14-cos(83)=) </p><p> Search by location by adding a zip code to the end of any search. Ex. (barbecue ribs 25303) </p><p> Search by voice by tapping the microphone button on the Google search box on your home </p><p>screen. </p><p> Search by image by clicking on the camera icon on the Google search box in Google Images. </p><p>Search by Reading Levels </p><p>From the Google homepage type in your search and hit enter. </p><p>Under the search box click Search Tools&gt; Reading Level </p></li><li><p>Google Tools by Dr. S. Ritter for KVCTC Feb 2013 Page 2 </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p></li><li><p>Google Tools by Dr. S. Ritter for KVCTC Feb 2013 Page 3 </p><p>Not much to say about email except it is a typical email system. It can also be used in conjunction with </p><p>the calendar </p><p>Create calendars and share with others. </p></li><li><p>Google Tools by Dr. S. Ritter for KVCTC Feb 2013 Page 4 </p><p>Google Drive provides a storage area for files and folders. Once you log into Google, click on the Drive </p><p>menu link and your folders and files will be displayed. </p><p>You can download the desktop folder. This options gives you the ability to drag and drop files to your </p><p>Google drive. </p><p>In the browser version you can upload files, create new ones, and share files and folders. To upload files </p><p>click the upload button beside the Create button. To create a new folder click the New Folder button </p><p>located above the My Drive file list. Name the file in the popup window and hit create. The new folder </p><p>will appear in the file list. </p><p>Share a Folder </p><p>From your My Drive view select the folder </p><p>you want to share. </p><p>You will notice new button appear beside the </p><p>New Folder button. Select the Share button. </p></li><li><p>Google Tools by Dr. S. Ritter for KVCTC Feb 2013 Page 5 </p><p>The Share window will open. In the gray area at the bottom </p><p>of the screen type in the email address of the person in </p><p>which you are sharing the folder. </p><p>The persons email address will appear on the list of </p><p>People with Access. </p><p>Set permissions for that user and </p><p>select Done. </p></li><li><p>Google Tools by Dr. S. Ritter for KVCTC Feb 2013 Page 6 </p><p>View of Shared Individual </p><p>The student will receive and email announcing the share. The individual can click on the body of the </p><p>message to access the folder. </p><p>The individual must have a Google account. The folder will </p><p>be found under the Shared with Me section on the My </p><p>Drive Menu. </p></li><li><p>Google Tools by Dr. S. Ritter for KVCTC Feb 2013 Page 7 </p><p>Google drive also gives you an opportunity to create Documents, Presentations, Spreadsheets, Forms </p><p>and more. </p><p>You have the ability to Share files and/or folders. When doing so all shared </p><p>users that are logged on and have the shared document open can view </p><p>changes in real time. They also have access if permitted to edit the </p><p>document in real time. </p><p>If a document is accidently created in the wrong folder, it can be moved by selecting it and selecting </p><p>More&gt; Organize. In the organize window chose the appropriate folder and click Move. </p></li></ul>