Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Google For Educators!

Google is working to accomodate teachers that are interested in using technology in their classrooms (sound like anyone you know?)

Just this past week, Google launched a new section of their website: Google for Educators. On this section is a collection of resources for teachers that want to use technology. They are posting online video tutorials for such tools as Blogger, Google Earth, Picasa and more!
There are also "how to" documents on the variety of tools they offer. You will also find lesson plans that correspond with the different tools.

Google wants your input! If you have an idea or lesson to share, Google wants to hear from you. Or...if you try out a lesson you got from here, you can submit feedback. You can also feature student work. There is a teacher's newsletter as well that you can subscribe to if you want to stay informed.

According to Google's site: "We think of this site as a platform of teaching resources - for everything from blogging and collaborative writing to geographical search tools and 3D modelling software - and we want you to fill it in with your great ideas."

Visit the new section of Google to learn more. I think it can be a great tool for educators if we use it.