Showing posts with label google webinar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label google webinar. Show all posts

Thursday, February 7, 2013

To Geography and Beyond with Google Earth and Google Maps

Yesterday, I announced a new webinar series designed to help teachers learn how to use Google Drive in their classrooms. Today, I am announcing that I'm expanding my webinar offerings to include Google Earth and Google Maps.

To Geography and Beyond with Google Earth and Google Maps is a three week course is designed to teach teachers how to use Google Earth and Google Maps in their classrooms. The obvious uses of these tools are in geography lessons. In this course we’ll start with social studies and move into uses of Google Earth and Google Maps in language arts, science, and mathematics (elementary level) lessons. I'll be co-teaching this course with my good friend and long-time colleague Jim Wells. Jim and I taught social studies together for many years before he started working full-time for MLTI as a technology integration mentor. Jim has more than 20 years experience in the fields of GIS, digital mapping, and instruction.

You can register for the course here and learn more on my new site PracticalEdTech.com. The course begins on March 11 at 7pm Eastern. The cost is $87 per student and includes access to recordings of all of the webinars as well as a Q&A forum between class meetings.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Google Maps Webinars - Google Maps for Research

Sure you can find your house on Google Maps, but did you know there are lots of great ways to use Google Maps for instructional purposes? If you have ever been curious about how you can use Google Maps in your classroom, you should join one of two webinars being hosted by Google next week. On Tuesday and Wednesday Google Trainer and educator Trent Maverick will be leading a webinar on using Google Maps for research.

Here's Google's description of the session:
You know you can use Google Maps to zero in on your destination. But did you know that you can search by latitude and longitude, recreate the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and use Street View to take a walk through Times Square? In this webinar, we’ll cover the basics of Google Maps, from finding a place to finding your way. We'll also discuss cool tricks and little-known features that will have you creating and editing maps of your own!

To register for Tuesday's webinar click here.
To register for Wednesday's webinar click here.
If you miss the webinar, the archive will be available here later this month.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Learn Advanced Uses of Forms in Google Docs

Recently, Google Certified Trainers Kevin Brookhouser and Tim Lee conducted a free webinar all about the advanced features available in forms and spreadsheets in Google Docs. The webinar includes directions for how to create a self-grading quiz using forms within Google Docs. The video of the webinar is embedded below. The transcript of the Q&A portion of the webinar is available here.


I've previously shared many tutorials for using Google Docs and other Google products in your classroom. Click here find twenty of those tutorials including the printable ebooks Google for Teachers and Google for Teachers II.

Applications for Education
Correcting multiple choice quizzes can be a time-consuming process for teachers. That's time that you could be using to plan better lessons or communicating with students about their progress in your classroom. A tool like a self-grading quiz in Google Docs could be a big time-saver for you.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Free Webinar - Google's Advanced Search Options

This Thursday, January 13, Google is hosting a free webinar titled Beyond the First Five Links. The webinar will introduce participants to using the advanced search tools located in the left hand panel of the search results page. Participants will learn how to discover new content without having to form complex search terms. The webinar is free, but you do have to register to participate. The webinar will be live at 3:30pm EST.

If you miss this Thursday's webinar another is scheduled for February 2.