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This presentation was given to the Learning Technologies Committee at Montgomery College..


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  • 3. Agenda 1. Overview 2. Technology in the Learning Space Initiative 3. Google Apps for the Classroom ... Pros and Cons 4. Top Google Apps for Learning 5. Questions/Discussion 3
  • 4. See the academic connections to this initiative: http:// ctl/blended/andy/engage.html or 4
  • 5. TILSI Goals Increase the use of technology in the classroom to enhance instruction Assist faculty in utilizing technology for collaborative, project based assignments Nurture a culture of peer training, user- generated content, and universally shared technology resources for faculty 5
  • 6. About Google Comes from the word Googol .. Math term for 1 followed by 100 zeroes. Company goal is to organize the worlds information and make it universally accepted and useful Google Apps are web based (cloud computing) and self-contained within a browser (with some ofine usage available) 6
  • 7. Google In the Classroom Pros Cons Provides a collaborative Technology may be space new to students Freedom from desktop Internet connection is apps ($$$) needed Provides all in 1 Limited support solution video, Security/privacy pictures, portfolios . . . concerns Easier to share Applications may be documents discontinued 7 Classroom use assumes students sign up on their own . . . Class specic
  • 8. Google for Faculty Centralized work space promotes social learning . . . peer networks (blogs/ portfolios) Requires a shift in behavior (network effect) Departmental networks would make it easier for remote collaboration and promote collective intelligence 8
  • 9. Top 10 Google Applications for Learning Google Alerts: Google Scholar: scholar/about Email updates on searches Provides a broad way to search scholarly Alerts are sent when literature new new search results are found Assists with relevancy Retrospective vs Provides peer-reviewed prospective searching papers, theses, books, abstracts 9
  • 10. Top 10 Google Applications for Learning Searches Book Search Custom Search Blog Search Google Search Dene: pedagogy 10
  • 11. Better Seen than Described . . Google Docs online productivity suite Google Reader subscribe to blogs Google Groups create online discussions Google Maps virtual eld trips/spatial representations of world Knol: Unit of knowledge . . . Resembles a wiki but without anonymous comments Google Sites: Template Based web pages 11
  • 12. Honorable Mention Google Translate Tranlates into 34 languages Google Chat/Talk Free video chat or just text based Google Video (YouTube is owned by Google . . . Video sharing) Picasa Google Sketch-Up 12
  • 13. Other Promising Factoids Google Code: Enterprise application tie-in with Google code Google Mobile -- Allows access via mobile devices Works with search, maps,YouTube and others Google provides a considerable amount of free storage . . . Accessible from anywhere Collaboration is becoming an essential workplace skill Google embodies collaboration 13
  • 14. Recommendations Need to create an action team (end-user architects) to map out high impact functionalities of Google apps for both staff and faculty Do not rely on end users to learn best practices, we must identify them Align roll out of new technology with training . . . This worked well with MS Ofce 2007 Create an opportunity for administrators to learn (at a high . . .Very high) new technologies, they must be conversable in new(er) technologies 14
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