Just finished the eT@lking: A Google gathering session. The session was well attended, with many examples of how Google Apps can be used in a creative educational context. Some of the Google apps mentioned by presenters were:
- Street view story – Tell a story about a location or what happened at a location.
- Where is your hometown and what makes it so special? – A crowdsourced experimental activity by Nicole Dalesio.
- Directions to ‘Susan’s house’. The creator of this map has used the direction tool to to show the path mentioned in
the song ‘Susan’s House’ by the Eels. Sorry, but I can’t find the map
- The interactive 3D construction project – A program involving the use of SketchUP developed by and for the VET sector.
- Newstimeline – A web application that organises search results chronologically. Could be used to develop a marketing strategy and to plan promotional activities.
- Squared – Google squared takes a category and creates a starter ‘square’ of information, automatically fetching and organising facts from across the web.
Google Apps for education
- Apps for education – Google Apps for Education offers a free (and ad-free) set of customizable tools that enable faculty, staff and students to work together and learn more effectively.
- Forms – A presenter demonstrated an example of Google Forms being used to conduct quizzing, surveys of students. Results data was easily aggregated and shared.
App inventor for Android
- App inventor – Create apps for your Android phone.