Finally…

I’ve had a lot of fun over the last couple of days.  I’m worn out at the end of the day, but it’s a good feeling.  I’ve been helping a high school social studies teacher integrate technology in her world history classes.  I created a wiki on wikispaces where I put their assignments along with links to help them in their searches.  I created a custom search for Google on the French Revolution and the students are creating Powerpoint presentations from their research.  Baby steps yes, but big ‘ol steps in the right direction!!  I even bought a flip video camera.  If you don’t have one of these you need to check it out.  Not too expensive and pretty good quality if I must say so myself.  I’ve let the students video each other and play around with the camera.  They seem to be enjoying their assignment.  They are working collaboratively and doing a really good job of it.  I’m proud of them.

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They Almost Had Me for a Second

By now, I’m sure you know that our great friends at Google have Mountain View, California going with wireless connectivity.   I just had to check out their new link about their TiSP service this morning even though I kept telling myself, “Nah…it’s only in the city where Google is.”  LOL

I guess Google enjoys April Fools Day as well as anybody.

Go here to read about it.

Google Apps and Spreadsheets

Yeah, this one’s been around for a little while, but I’ve been reading where some companies are actually going to Google Apps instead of the usual Microsoft Office products.

Interesting.

We’ll see what happens.

In the meantime, getting a Google Mail account has never been easier. Now you don’t need to have an invitation to sign up. All of the common Google services are right now at your fingertips.

Google

Google Earth Hacks

Google Earth did an update in recent months, and there is a site called Google Earth Hacks that’s pretty cool. It’s not affiliated with Google but has some great downloads for the Google Earth app. Check it out.

Google Earth Hacks