Welcome and Introductions


Turn to the person next to you & share one non-tech tool that you can't teach without.
  1. Pair up with one of your teammates, introduce yourself,  and then share your example. 
    When one partner is sharing, the other can ask a question, but shouldn't "take over" the conversation. You will have one minute each to share your example and any story behind it (for a total of two minutes together).
  2. Rotate until you have shared with every other person on your team. Or until we rin out of time...
  3. Come together as a team to decide who shared the best non-tech item in education. You have 1 minute.
  4. A representative from your team will share the best example with the large group. Each group representative will have 1 minute to share.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.

Today's Driving Questions

1. What free and educationally beneficial services are available from Google?
2. How will you use Google services as a teacher?
3. How will your students use Google services?

Google Almanac - A Google Site Created by GTCs (Kyle Brumbaugh, Jerome Burg, Cheryl Davis, & Kathleen Ferenz) for the GTA

Googlepedia - Another good reference book to use when teaching particular applications.
Google Aps Tutorial
Google Channels on YouTube
Looking to use Google Apps with your school?  Check out the instructions on this site by GCT Scott Meech.

Keep Track of Changes with

Google Twitter Feeds
Google Blog Posts

GTA Resources:
NECC GCT Lessons

The Pink Elephant in the Room
Please Create a Google Account before our workshop.
  • Google Accounts can be made using any email address.
  • Gmail Accounts are already Google Accounts (but not all Google Accounts are Gmail accounts).
  • Create a Google Account (if you haven't already).
  • Associate other email accounts with your Google Account!

Creating a Google Account