Sunday, June 22, 2008

Thing #7 Great Google!

I feel amazed at how many tools are available through Google. It is fun to receive my daily Google alerts, and I have filled in my Calendar for the month. I can see many class applications of these tools. Our team usually prints out monthly calendars for our students with major assignments, etc. on them. The Google calendar would allow us to update these calendars and make them available to students who have misplaced their copy or do not have it with them, or to parents who want to know what is going on. We could place links on our school webpages for some of these tools. The google alert would be especially helpful during a research unit, so students could access the most current information about their topics. I plan to take some time later and explore more of the tools like google earth and google calendar Team Edition. So many tools . . . not nearly enough time to use them all. Oh, I almost forgot, I have to go check on my daily google alert. I wonder what Harrison Ford is up to today . . . .

4 comments:

bookeatersclub said...

So many tools in Google can simplify our lives. This is one of my favorite "Things!"

SomeOne said...

Google is cool, but Harrison Ford ROCKS!!!

ESLFroggie said...

Yep, that is a great idea to have the calendar online for both colleagues and students who lose theirs too! Plus, it surely avoids killing trees... :)

chef stef said...

I really liked you idea about using the Google calendar for the parents and students and linking it to the web page. I plan to utilize the Google calendar more than the paper copy I have hanging on my wall by my desk. It usually has scribbles all over it. Google will be neater.