Web 2.0 Tools for Education

What do you get with a Google account?

Google for Educators Guide
Google Docs & Spreadsheets is an easy-to-use, online word processor and spreadsheet editor that enables you to create, store, share, and collaborate on documents and spreadsheets. If you know how to use any word processor or spreadsheet program, you can easily use Google Docs & Spreadsheets. You can even import your existing documents and spreadsheets.
Google Calendar - share, edit and publish

Why would you use Google in school?

Students can use Google Docs & Spreadsheets to:
Work on files anywhere, anytime.
Features allow you to provide and receive feedback from multiple people.
Documents, spreadsheets and presentations may be worked on simultaneously by several editors
Calendars - share, embed, publish

Classroom Management

Share Folders with Students
Sharing Folders with Groups

Customized Google searches

Google LiveBinder
Google Librarian
Tips and Tricks
Princeton University Reference Guide
Beyond Google searches - Noodle tools

Google Wonder Wheel

Google Image Search
Life Photo Archive

Google Fast Flip
Fast Flip is a new reading experience that combines the best elements of print and online articles. Like a print magazine, Fast Flip lets you browse sequentially through bundles of recent news, headlines and popular topics, as well as feeds from individual top publishers.
Google URL ShortenerShorten URL's when sending to others
Google Trends Compare the world’s interest in your favorite topics. Enter up to five topics and see how often they’ve been searched on Google over time.
Google Voice Search You will be able to click on a microphone icon next to the search bar and speak your query
Search by Image You will be able to drag an image into the search bar and Google will let you know its best guess for what that image represents