The Plan :

Learn a little, laugh a little, play a little ... every day a little.

If I forgot anything here you can find everything you need at

Discover Google. It’s more than just an ordinary search engine. Learn how to tap Google’s free online toolset and knock down the walls of any classroom, engage students and make connections in new and exciting ways. During this session teachers will build robust tools that can immediately be used in the classroom. Develop a custom search engine based on a particular subject area or unit of study. Create an interactive map for a literature, history, math or science class. Have students take part in a collaborative writing exercise with a shared writing tool. With these and other open-ended tools, the options are endless.


There will be a lot going on today and we'll need to get organized. I'm looking for a volunteer to be our D-in-C, Designer-in-Chief to keep our collaborative Google Doc pretty and well organized. You're invited to join the doc now: June 29 AM, June 29 PM, June 30 AM:

Also, since we're Gettin' Googley today, you may want to install the Google Shortcuts extension for Firefox. It will give you one click access to all the Google Tools we'll use today and you can explore more on your own afterwards.

~30 min Introductions & Getting Collaborative (there will be music!)

~45 min I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For ... Custom Search Engines

~10 min BREAK

~45 min Nyaah, What's Up Docs? Google Docs

~45 min Where Do You Want To Go? Google Maps

~15 min Remember When ... ? Google Calendar

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