Google: Way More than Search


Presenter: Stephen Rahn, Kennesaw State University
Target Audience: Everyone

Location: US Math & Science - First Floor Lecture Hall
Times: Session A 9:20-10:10 / Session B 10:20-11:10

(Please note: Each session has a different focus).
(Audience limit: 75)

Google is way more than a search engine. In these sessions, guest presenter Stephen Rahn will share several of the new, useful and powerful tools from the Internet's leading provider of search.

Session A 9:20-10:10

Google Tools for Collaboration & Productivity

Stephen will review ways teachers can use Google Docs, GMail, iGoogle and Google Calendar to collaborate with others and "get stuff done."

  1. GMail - https://mail.google.com
  2. 10 Reasons to Switch to GMail - http://tinyurl.com/69efdt
  3. Use GMail Offline - http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/new-in-labs-offline-gmail.html
  4. Google Calendar - http://google.com/calendar
  5. Use Calendar Offline - http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/view-google-calendar-offline.html
  6. Google Docs - http://docs.google.com/
  7. Use Google Docs Offline - http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2008/03/bringing-cloud-with-you.html
  8. iGoogle - http://google.com/ig
  9. Goog 411 - 1-800-466-4411
  10. 55 Ways to have Fun with Google - http://www.55fun.com

Session B 10:20-11:10

Google Tools for Research

Stephen will review myriad ways to go beyond simple search for learning with Google. Tools explored will include: Google Reader, Google Scholar, Google Books, Google Latitude, Google Sets, Maps & Earth

  1. Google Search Cheatsheet - http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/cheatsheet.html
  2. Google Scholar - http://scholar.google.com
  3. Google Scholar's Integration with Google Search - http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2008/11/when-google-scholars-integration-with.html
  4. Google Books - http://www.google.com/books
  5. Google Translate - http://translate.google.com/translate
  6. Google Sets - http://labs.google.com/sets
  7. Google Reader - http://google.com/reader
  8. Google Maps - http://maps.google.com
  9. Google Latitude - http://www.google.com/latitude
  10. Google Earth - http://earth.google.com
  11. Google Sky - http://www.google.com/sky
  12. Google Moon - http://www.google.com/moon
  13. Google Mars - http://www.google.com/mars/