Google Tools for the Classroom

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  • This document covers a few Google tools

    available to use in the classroom.

    Google Tools For the Classroom

    Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

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    Google Tools for the Classroom

    Search Tips

    Search with an exact phrase by using quotation marks around specific words

    You can use the Plus + sign to specify particular items you want in your results

    You can use the minus - sign to specify particular items you don't want in your results

    Use the related: operator to find pages that has similar content by typing related: followed by

    the website address.

    Search for items within a number range by putting a string .. between amounts. Ex. (Sony TV

    $300..$500)

    Get number conversions. Ex. (miles to km)

    Get the time by typing the time and the city or country. Ex. (time cancun)

    Get current exchange rates by searching [currency 1] in [currency 2]. Ex. (usd in pesos)

    Check the weather Ex. (weather Chicago)

    Get definitions by putting define: in front of any word. Ex (define: coffee)

    Calculate anything by entering any math equation into the search box. Ex. (100*3.14-cos(83)=)

    Search by location by adding a zip code to the end of any search. Ex. (barbecue ribs 25303)

    Search by voice by tapping the microphone button on the Google search box on your home

    screen.

    Search by image by clicking on the camera icon on the Google search box in Google Images.

    Search by Reading Levels

    From the Google homepage type in your search and hit enter.

    Under the search box click Search Tools> Reading Level

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    http://translate.google.com/

    http://www.google.com/alerts

    http://scholar.google.com/

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    Not much to say about email except it is a typical email system. It can also be used in conjunction with

    the calendar

    Create calendars and share with others.

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    Google Drive provides a storage area for files and folders. Once you log into Google, click on the Drive

    menu link and your folders and files will be displayed.

    You can download the desktop folder. This options gives you the ability to drag and drop files to your

    Google drive.

    In the browser version you can upload files, create new ones, and share files and folders. To upload files

    click the upload button beside the Create button. To create a new folder click the New Folder button

    located above the My Drive file list. Name the file in the popup window and hit create. The new folder

    will appear in the file list.

    Share a Folder

    From your My Drive view select the folder

    you want to share.

    You will notice new button appear beside the

    New Folder button. Select the Share button.

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    The Share window will open. In the gray area at the bottom

    of the screen type in the email address of the person in

    which you are sharing the folder.

    The persons email address will appear on the list of

    People with Access.

    Set permissions for that user and

    select Done.

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    View of Shared Individual

    The student will receive and email announcing the share. The individual can click on the body of the

    message to access the folder.

    The individual must have a Google account. The folder will

    be found under the Shared with Me section on the My

    Drive Menu.

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    Google drive also gives you an opportunity to create Documents, Presentations, Spreadsheets, Forms

    and more.

    You have the ability to Share files and/or folders. When doing so all shared

    users that are logged on and have the shared document open can view

    changes in real time. They also have access if permitted to edit the

    document in real time.

    If a document is accidently created in the wrong folder, it can be moved by selecting it and selecting

    More> Organize. In the organize window chose the appropriate folder and click Move.