Google is reaching out to educators
to provide tools for Internet searching, collaboration, and classroom
activities at its new site designed
specifically for teachers. The site offers video tutorials on using Google
Apps, lets users vote on their favorite apps for education, provides a
forum where educators can share
ideas and get advice, and contains
a list of educators from around
the world who are using Google
Apps. The site was unveiled at
NECC 2009 and is growing daily.
The site has links to dozens of
lesson plans posted by teachers
who use Google Apps in the classroom. You can search by application, subject area, and grade level
to pinpoint a particular area.
Also, Google is offering its Message Security free to current and new
K– 12 Google Apps Education accounts. Administrators can filter messages based on who they are from, where they are going, or the content
GOOGLE APPS EDUCATION COMMUNITY: http://edu.googleapps.com
MORE INFO: http://edu.googleapps.com/tutorials-and-tips/necc-presentations
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Maureen Brown Yoder, PhD, is the program director of the Technology in Education online master’s program at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She teaches Emerging Technologies, a course that incorpo- rates innovative technologies in ways that promote imaginative thought and original creations. She is also a former elementary and middle school teacher.
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