Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Google Salad Bar

I know I should stop being amazed but I can't help it. I'm always surprised when I speak to teachers who only know Google as a search engine. It's almost like they've been at a salad bar and have only been eating the lettuce. Google has really done a lot to provide teachers with resources to make using their online tools specific for the classroom.

Here I am giving an overview of Google for Educators. Keep watching as Lee Keller explains PuzzleMaker.


sue said...

Great Cafe once again. You look fantastic on the tube. What's up with all of the sites being blocked when you go to them? Won't they even let you guys go there :(

Lee Kolbert said...

Thanks, Sue. There are some sites that seem to get caught in the filters because they are indexed as being something that is not allowed; even if the district really does allow it. That's a good reason to file an appeal when that happens; someone needs to be told and most of the time the site is unblocked (if it's legit).

Unfortunately, as you can see, it happens even to us. There's still value though because much of what we show can be used at home in planning for the classroom or just used for professional and personal learning development.

Gordon said...

Lee and Lee,

Great show, enjoyed your interaction and overview of Google for educators. Keep up the great work.

cindy said...

Great job, once again! Can't wait till FETC!!
Your Biggest User and Fan!

Kim R. said...

Change has arrived in fundraising. I came across a website (RWYS) the other day when looking into Green fundraising oppurtunities, as I am fed up with my kids going door 2 door and selling cookie dough and magazines. I looked into this new fundraising program which is helping parents Save Money while raising money.they are also helping great causes which don't have any budget to run a fundraiser, as they do all the work for you, by building you a webpage attached to thier website. Thier products are these really snazzy energy saving product kits, which can save parent $100's of dollars on those bills we all hate to open. I thought I would share this information as we could all do with a little extra cash during this economy Im sure. My friend who is a PTA mom is always complaining about the difficulty of getting new ideas, and the lack of interest they have in the same old boring fundraising oppurtunities. I think this is very clever, as the schools and community fundraisers, don't purchase anything, the kids don't need to do anything, the kits save money and help raise money, and apparently they even send the kits out to the parents home, so PTA moms like my friend no longer need to chase moms around the playground to tell them thier products are in the sports hall for collection. we've all been there. :)

Alison said...

Your video was so helpful. I didn't know how many different ways Google can be used in the classroom.
Thanks for the tips!!