100 métodos para usar Google Apps y conseguir ser mejor docente

Y con el verano que se acaba, me atrevo a copiar tal cual de: 100 ways Google make you a better educator  y a traerlo por estos lares, mas seguro que a la vuelta de la esquina de un Septiembre a poquitos días vista, volveré a la cosecha propia... ). Os recuerdo que para 50 cuentas, Google Apps Standard es gratuita por lo que podréis trabajar con cuentas de Google tipo jose.perez@micolegio.es accediendo a GMail, Google Docs etc...

General
These are just some of the advantages that Google apps have to offer for educators.
  1. You can save money for other uses: Google's services are free or extremely cheap, which offers a financial savings over most other educational software.
  2. Students enjoy using Google: Many students are already familiar with Google products and are happy to use them.
  3. Apps can be used without support: Support is rarely needed for using Google apps.
  4. Google apps are easy to deploy: Google Apps work easily with what you already have.
  5. Google offers centralized storage: Instead of keeping information on a single computer or network, you can keep it available through Google systems.
  6. Inspire students with posters: Improve search results with tips and inspiration in these posters from Google.
  7. Google offers lesson plans: Use these classroom-ready lesson plans that make use of Google apps.
  8. Your privacy is protected: Google secures data and offers privacy settings for apps.
  9. Create bulk accounts: Google will allow you to create student accounts with a .csv export.
  10. You can access any time: Google offers 24/7 access, instead of having to wait until you are at school.
  11. Google offers support: You can find help for Google apps with the help center, groups, and more.
  12. Google has good filters: You can benefit from Google's excellent security, spam and virus filters.
  13. You'll find compatibility: Google apps import and export traditional file formats.
  14. Google offers freedom: With Google, you can get freedom from desktop applications.
  15. You can take Google mobile: Google is accessible using any web-enabled mobile device.
Collaboration
Here's how Google will help your students, other teachers, and more collaborate and share with each other.
  1. You can collaborate easily: Google makes it easy to collaborate on documents and information.
  2. Buzz makes collaboration simple: Buzz allows you to carry on conversations in a variety of subjects, as well as share files and information.
  3. Securely share videos: Google Video allows you to securely share videos that can be commented on, tagged, and rated.
  4. Manage projects: Science fair and group research projects can be worked on together using Google sites.
  5. Discuss documents in chat: Google Docs has an onscreen chat window that allows you to discuss additions and changes in real time.
  6. Create your own moderated forums: Google Groups will allow you to create moderated forums and mailing lists for discussion and more.
  7. Share resources on Google Notebook: You can collaborate with colleagues, sharing resources in your subject area.
  8. Collaborative note taking: Google Wave can be used to put together notes among your students.
  9. Electronic documents are easy to access and edit: With Google Docs, you and your students can create documents and spreadsheets that can be accessed and edited by others.
  10. Update with Blogger: Use Blogger to create your own blog where you can share assignments, information, and tips for tests.
  11. You can learn and share using Google Knol: Share, publish, and collaborate on knowledge documents.
  12. Share media: Use Google Buzz and other tools to share media like text, links, and photos.
  13. Plan parent conferences: Schedule parent conferences with teachers and multiple schedules.
  14. Share lesson plans: You can share lesson plans with substitutes, administrators, and other teachers using Google Wave.
  15. Set privacy levels: Restrict who can edit or view documents with privacy levels.
  16. CloudCourse for scheduling: Schedule your courses using this app for Google Calendar.
  17. Education groups: You'll be able to create education groups using Google Buzz.
  18. Share feeds: Add and share feeds from social sites with Google Buzz.
  19. Embed documents: You can embed documents into emails and more.
  20. You can create private blogs: Your students can create their own classroom blogs and set them to private.
  21. Content can be shared easily: Using various applications from Google, you can share information online.
News
Google News has great applications in the classroom.
  1. Stay on top of current events: Your students can use Google News to find the top news stories.
  2. Get alerts: Set up alerts for Google News to find updates on what you're studying in the classroom.
Search
These are a few of the ways Google's Search can be put to good use.
  1. Get around blocked websites: Use Google's cache to find blocked websites.
  2. Search classroom keywords: With certain keywords, you can find great classroom keywords.
  3. Set up a custom search engine: Help point your students in the right direction using Google's custom search.
  4. Search videos: You can find Google educational videos easily.
  5. Find a timeline search: Type view:timeline and your search to find a timeline of the topic.
  6. Get definitions: Type definition:word to find the definition of a desired word.
  7. Spellchecking: Type a word into Google's search, and you'll find the corrected spelling.
Communication
These ideas will help you better use Google for communication.
  1. Communicate within your department: Use Google Wave to discuss communications in your department.
  2. You can use free voice tools: Google Talk has free IM, VoIP, voicemail, file transfers, and more.
  3. Use Google Voice as a personal secretary: Google Voice can transcribe your messages and listen as messages are being left.
  4. Share links: You can share links to web resources with Google Wave.
  5. Publish the school calendar: Share the school's calendar to your website so everyone's informed.
  6. Administer class discussions: Materials can be uploaded and discussed easily with the help of Google Buzz.
  7. School admin sites: With a Google site, you can help teachers and administrators stay on top of events, policies, and progress.
  8. Help students in Groups: Make students more effective at learning and helping each other by creating a Google Group for your classroom or school.
  9. Share private conversations: Set Google Buzz conversations to private to share only within your classroom.
  10. Send quick updates: Use Google Buzz to send out assignment and course updates to let your class know right away.
  11. Create a class site: Use your class site to keep track of events, assignments, deadlines, projects, photos, and more.
  12. Make class groups: Keep your communication organized by creating groups for different classes.
  13. Collaborate for group work: Google Groups offers online discussions that allow students to work together, even in different locations.
  14. Gmail has excellent storage: Gmail has 7GB of storage, and is great for sharing or storing large files.
  15. Keep parents in the loop: With a classroom site, you can let parents know what their children are learning about and doing in school.
  16. Gmail can be customized: Your school's branding can be customized on your Gmail and Google Calendar.
  17. You'll be able to stay connected: Gmail offers a built in IM, chat, and more.
  18. Record conversations: You can record conversations with experts for archiving.
  19. Share voice recordings: Leave messages for students through email, links, and more.
  20. Record tutorials: You can set up mini tutorials by leaving yourself a Google voicemail.
  21. Forward messages: You can share messages with administrators and more via email.
  22. Protect your phone number: You can be contacted using Google Voice widgets without having to post your number.
Organization
Use Google to get organized with these tips.
  1. Messages are easy to find: You'll be able to easily find the messages you're looking for in Gmail.
  2. Create teacher appraisals: You can create teacher appraisal sign-ups using Google Wave.
  3. Share schedules and events: Keep students, administrators, and parents in the loop with shared calendars.
  4. You can share calendars: With Google Calendar, you'll be able to schedule resources, rooms, and groups online and with your mobile device.
  5. Work on to-do lists: Set up to-do lists within Google Wave.
  6. Enable timestamps: Keep track of student work using timestamps.
  7. Revising student work is easy to follow: Google Docs helps you track changes, save revisions, and collaborate.
  8. Take notes: Google Notebook allows teachers, students, and even entire classrooms to record notes, links, and more, and go back to edit them later.
  9. Make use of templates: With the Google Docs template gallery, you can save time with pre-made documents.
  10. Encourage comments: You can encourage peer feedback with the use of comments.
  11. Publish documents for parents: Through Google Documents, you can publish documents for parents and others.
Maps
Here are some great ways to use Google Maps and Earth for education.
  1. Compare views: You can compare what streets and cities look like with Google Maps.
  2. Find pen pals: Use Google Maps to locate school pen pals.
  3. Study field trip areas: Before a field trip, your students can study the area using street, terrain, and satellite views.
  4. Compute the area of a region: Have students estimate the area of a region and figure things out with Google Planimeter.
  5. Create personalized maps: Google Maps makes it easy to create personalized maps with your route, adding fact balloons, photos, videos, and more.
  6. Create a place in time: Google Tools will allow you to explore images, geography, and more from a specific place and time.
  7. Make tours: Identify locations with comments, images, and more.
  8. Share a 3D model of the world: With Google Earth, students will have access to a 3D model that can be grabbed, spun or zoomed in on.
  9. Set up science projects: Science projects like global warming can be done using Google Earth.
  10. Create a Google Earth tour: You can create a quick Google tour of any location.
  11. Work on Google Earth models: Using Google Earth and SketchUp, you can create models of a location.
  12. Scavenger hunt: Use Google Earth to create a scavenger hunt for students.
  13. Travel the real earth: Use Google Earth to travel explorations, migrations, history, and more.
  14. Make placemarks: Include live pictures and more with placemarks.
  15. Share heritage: Students can use Google Earth and other tools to show where they and their families are from.
Books & Literature
Here you'll find out how to use Google to get more out of books.
  1. You'll be able to search books: Books in the public domain can be fully searched.
  2. Create literature trips: You can use Google Earth to discover where literature took place.
  3. Browse books like a library: Find books for your class with Google's Book search tools.
  4. Create your own online library: Add books to your library with Google Book's "Add to my library" feature.
  5. Find scholarly works: Google Books results for books offer links to scholarly works on the literary piece.
Images
Find photos, create models, and more with Google Images.
  1. You'll be able to find a plethora of photos: Find photos easily on Google.
  2. Create 3D models: SketchUp allows students to create 3D models of buildings and environments.

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Posted on 16:47 by Marco A. Marhuenda and filed under | 1 Comments »

1 comentarios:

Sonia dijo... @ 30 de agosto de 2010, 12:51

Hola,

Me parece muy interesante que se le de este enfoque a la educación, dandole mayor comunicación y colaboración.

Pero ya no hace falta tener el limite de 50 usuarios, ni pagar. Por que si eres un colegio, universidad o cualquier tipo de centro educativo Google Apps te sale gratis con cuentas ilimitadas.

Si queréis más info, la tenéis en :http://www.googleappseducacion.com

Un saludo a todos

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