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Update 25 August 2010:

In 2010 I am transitioning to the website wiki.wesfryer.com for my handout and presentation/workshop links. I'm not taking content here on PBworks offline, but I have added this "update header" to all my pages as well as adding direct links to more updated versions of these pages as I mirror them / create them on wiki.wesfryer.com. There are 146 pages here on teachdigital.pbworks.com. - You can browse these in page view in addition to using the four category links provided on the homepage. Note this wiki was previously mapped to "handouts.wesfryer.com" but that domain mapping is no longer available.


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Using Google and Yahoo Tools for Educational Research and Collaboration


Google for Educators (http://www.google.com/educators) and Google Labs (http://labs.google.com) include a wealth of powerful, free tools for learners. Yahoo also provides powerful, free learning tools. These permit streamlined Internet research, connecting ideas, hyperlinks and data with geographic places on earth, collaboratively authoring documents with options to share the results with others, creating web pages with a web browser, and more. In this session we'll explore Google Notebook, Google Reader, Google Earth, Google News Alerts, Google SMS, and more!

Google Tools

  1. www.google.com/educators - Google for Educators
  2. Google Notebook
    1. Google Notebook FAQ
  3. Google Scholar - Search through journal articles, abstracts and other scholarly literature
  4. Google Reader
  5. Google Earth
  6. Google Calendar Keep track of all the events in your life, coordinate schedules with friends and family, and find new things.
  7. Blogger.com - Create a classroom blog, team blog, or blog for a class or professional podcast
  8. Google News Alerts
  9. Google SMS - Specify a topic and receive email updates when news breaks
  10. Google Labs - Tools in beta

Yahoo Tools

  1. Flickr - photo sharing (Flickr Creative Commons is great!)
  2. del.icio.us - social bookmarking
    1. Great step-by-step tutorial on del.icio.us from Janetta Garton (PDF)
    2. Simply del.icio.us tutorial by David Muir (PDF)
    3. del.icio.us Tutorial from Alan November (PDF)
    4. Saved bookmarks from Goodland, KS PD on 21 Aug are available on http://del.icio.us/goodlandpd
    5. Social Bookmarking Tools by Quentin D'Souza
  3. Yahoo Pipes - custom web feed rivers
  4. Yahoo Developer Gallery includes new mashups and applications like Boardr for digital storytelling
  5. Yahoo Teachers - coming soon, tools for lesson collaboration

Favorite KML Resources

  1. Live Aircraft Tracking
  2. How Stuff Works KML Tutorial
  3. Google Earth Hacks
  4. Global Cloud Map
  5. Discovery Global Video Tours

Ideas and Articles

  1. The Infinite Thinking Machine - Google's blog for Educators
  2. Google Teacher Center - Google Group for Educators
  3. The Good Earth by Amy Standen - Edutopia article on Google Earth classroom ideas
  4. Google Earth Sightseer (BBS and email newsletter)
  5. 3D Modeling with Google Sketchup (podcast)
  6. Google Earth Blog
  7. Ogle Earth Blog - Ideas and links for Google Earth from Stefan Geens in Stockholm
  8. Google Earth Community for Educators

Tutorials and How-Tos

  1. Using Google Notebook, Google Reader, and Firefox
  2. Google Earth Screencasts via Podcasts

Other Resource links for this session

  1. All Wesley's public Google Notebooks
  2. Wesley's Google Earth social bookmarks


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