Retool Your Schools: THE EDUCATOR’S ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO GOOGLE’S FREE POWER APPS

Hello DEN Friends,

I am very pleased to invite all of my DEN friends and colleagues in the NY-Northern NJ area to a book signing at the
Borders bookstore in the Garden State Mall in Paramus, NJ on Sat. Oct.9 from 3:30 pm-5:00 pm.

There will be fun, door prizes, and great savings as Borders Celebrates Educator Appreciation Week Oct. 6-10!

Featured is a new book “RETOOL YOUR SCHOOL: THE EDUCATOR’S ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO GOOGLE’S FREE POWER APPS” published by ISTE and coauthored by yours truly, authored by James Lerman and many Google Certified Teacher contributors.

Print this flyer and share with your colleagues!

Kean University 21st Century Learning: Virtual Worlds (Google Resources)

Thanks to the teachers that attended my presentation on iGoogle, Google Earth, and Google Maps. As promised, you can download the updated file with links to resources to get you started or continue your journey. Drop me a line if you have others that are good and not listed here. Its’ ongoing… until next time.

Links to Google Resources_Updated Dec. 2009

NJECC 2008

What a packed house! I couldn’t even find a place to sit during lunch at NJECC 2008. So many familiar faces and a chance to meet some new. I always enjoy the opportunity to interact, learn, and have some fun! Although I train almost everyday – I haven’t quite gotten it down yet for 45 min./high impact presentations or sharing as it sometimes is. I’m getting a bit better though – what do they say “Practice makes… Got a ways to go and I sincerely thank the participants that have joined me in my sessions: Teacher, Step Away From the Board (featuring eInstructions’ Chalkboard), iGoogle-Google Maps-Google Earth, and Google Earth. Here are a few updated resources relating to Google Apps I continue to explore. Share them when you find more. You wouldn’t believe how much is out there!

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Google Earth User Guide

NJECC Google Earth Agenda

Google Resources

Google Earth Introduction

Google Earth

I guess I need to use Google Earth to track where I’ve been all month. Today I go to the Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City, NJ for a workshop on Google Earth.

I’m looking forward to the various ideas teachers will come up with as it relates to the units they are working on. It is truly amazing at the amount of sample lessons and tips available as resources. Here’s the ongoing list I’ve started – but no where near complete.

Google/Google Earth

Activity for the Day – Tracking the 2008 Presidential Election Primaries

Jeopardy PowerPoint Templates

I promised North Bergen, NJ educators I would post links to my favorite PowerPoint Jeopardy templates. Use any others, not listed here?

  1. http://www.jmu.edu/madison/teacher/jeopardy/jeopardy.htm
  2. http://www.graves.k12.ky.us/tech/jeopardy_instructions.htm

Multimedia Projects

How the DEN Saved My Google Presentation!

It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted here but today I’ve got to say that this space hosted by the Discovery Educator Network has literally saved my Google presentation and materials for a conference tomorrow. Without making this a long story, let’s just say I created all of my materials in a network environment that does not enable external drives, email accounts are filtered, Google Docs, Groups are blocked, and my personal blog is blocked. I had many hours down in research before realizing I had no way to transfer the materials. So I came here where I had access to the tools I need to share materials with the educators I will meet at the 21st Century Learning: Education 2.0 Conference at Kean University tomorrow. Which by the way will feature, Marco Torres,Teacher, Educational Technology Director, Media Coach, Sylmar, CA whom I’ve heard is phenominal. Fabulous Lucy Gray will be representing Google Education as the afternoon keynote speaker. Will Richardson was there today, click here for highlights. So I am thankful for what seems like the little things, that there is a Discovery Educator Network, a true space for educators to share, connect, and upload resources. By the way, my hands-on session is Google Earth, Maps, and iGoogle, 10:15 am-12:15 pm. If you’re in the area or will be at the conference -stop by say hi! Go DEN! Feel free to grab these summaries and resources (with links to excellent activities) to help you get started with these Google Applications.

Google Earth, Map, & iGoogle Summary

Google Links to Resources

Google Maps

iGoogle

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