Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thing #7- Exploring Google Tools

I was surprised to see how many different things you can do with Google. I was familiar with a few. I already knew about Google Earth and iGoogle. I clicked around on all of the tools and tried to familiarize myself with them all. I like the calendar option, but I already use a calendar in Outlook.

I decided to focus on Google Advanced Search and Atomic Learning. In the advanced search part of Google I loved looking for powerpoints that are already made that go with my curriculum. I searched specifically for library rules powerpoints and found all kinds of neat stuff. Here is a link to a Jeopardy game that goes along with the library rules theme. I would have to tweek this a little to match my personal library rules, but it is awesome to have this already made!

Atomic Learning is awesome! I wish my district had a subscription to this. My campus is always discussing and looking for ways to get reluctant technology users to become comfortable with technolgy and to use it in their classrooms. This site would do both! I love that teachers can become familiar with programs and then they have ideas at their fingertips for incorporating it into their lessons. This is so awesome!

7 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the background. It is too cute. The Jeopardy game looks like it could be very useful starting the year.

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  2. I, too, like the Jeopardy game! How fun! Your colorful background made me focus on things that I hadn't really "seen" before: I have now added the blog list widget. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. I, too, loved the look of your blog. It put a smile on my face. I followed your Jeopardy link, but am not sure where to go to create my own game.

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  4. Your background has inspired me to be a little more creative with my blog! Yours makes this all look like so much fun. The Jeopardy link is great. With a little tweaking, most any librarian could use it for library orientation.

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  5. I am really enjoying your blog and love the layout!

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  6. In fact I was so excited about the background that I worked on mine yesterday to add new parts. Then my friends noticed and two of them updated their backgrounds. Book Diva, in case you ever wonder if you affect the learning of others, never fear! There are three of us in Dallas who learned how to do something new because of what you did. Thanks!

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  7. I never thought of using Jeopardy to introduce library rules. I looked at it, and I will need to make adjustments, but my students will love it. Thank you.

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