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Going Google
Powerful Tools for 21st Century Learning

Second Edition

Foreword by Peter DeWitt



© 2017 | 240 pages | Corwin

Unique ideas for authentic, 21st-century learning!

There’s no denying it, 21st Century skills are essential to prepare students for college and careers. How do you manage the avalanche of information and activities required to help students become skilled communicators and collaborators? Prepare your students for the modern workplace with this newly updated guide to Google’s latest tech tools.

New chapters and a companion website include teacher vignettes, screen casts, step-by-step project tutorials, and classroom management and technology tips.

Beginning and veteran K–12 teachers can quickly scan to any section for detailed guidance and practical implementation strategies. You’ll learn:

  • Which tools help you meet 21st century skills and the new ISTE Standards for Students
  • The latest versions of Google Classroom, Google Drive, Google Chrome, Google Earth, YouTube, and more
  • 5 major points to consider before using each tool
  • How to create quizzes, parent contract forms, student writing groups, and more
  • How to use technology-related activities to facilitate creativity, promote innovation, and enhance communication skills

Includes a handy glossary of tech terms. Use this engaging, skills-boosting guide to discover exactly how and why to use Google’s latest tools as part of an effective teaching strategy!


"Google's presence in our nation's schools is a big one and is only going to increase. Jared Covili has put together an excellent guide—useful for those who are tech savvy and those who are not—for how teachers and students can use these tools for teaching and learning."
Larry Ferlazzo, Advice Columnist
Education Week Teacher

"Jared Covili does an excellent job diving into the intricacies of Google so everyone can get the most out of the suite of apps. If you are not 'Going Google,' you might as well just 'Ask Jeeves' for support. "
Nick Provenzano, Author of Classroom in the Cloud
The Nerdy Teacher

 
FOREWORD
 
PREFACE
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 
INTRODUCTION
 
PART I. COMMUNICATING AND COLLABORATING
 
Chapter 1. Google Drive
 
Chapter 2. Google Calendar
 
Chapter 3. Gmail
 
Chapter 4. Google Sites
 
Chapter 5. Blogger
 
Chapter 6. Google Hangouts
 
Chapter 7. Google Classroom
 
Chapter 8. Google Voice
 
PART II. CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
 
Chapter 9. Google Earth
 
Chapter 10. Google Photos
 
Chapter 11. YouTube
 
PART III. CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
 
Chapter 12. Google as a Searching Tool and Advanced Search
 
Chapter 13. Google Custom Search
 
Chapter 14. Google Chrome
 
Chapter 15. Google Alerts
 
Chapter 16. Google Translate
 
Chapter 17. Google Keep
 
CONCLUSION
 
GLOSSARY
 
REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING
 
INDEX

"Google's presence in our nation's schools is a big one and is only going to increase. Jared Covili has put together an excellent guide—useful for those who are tech savvy and those who are not—for how teachers and students can use these tools for teaching and learning."

Larry Ferlazzo, Advice Columnist
Education Week Teacher

"Jared Covili does an excellent job diving into the intricacies of Google so everyone can get the most out of the suite of apps. If you are not 'Going Google,' you might as well just 'Ask Jeeves' for support. "

Nick Provenzano, Author of Classroom in the Cloud
The Nerdy Teacher

"There are few companies that have had a greater effect on education than Google. Google provides educators and learners many collaborative tools for curation, communication, and creation. These can be daunting to educators struggling to maintain relevance in an ever-evolving environment of teaching and learning. Jared Covili has created a work that provides simple instructions with authentic examples, lesson plans, and teacher-expert perspectives for each Google tool to help the reader navigate what could otherwise be an overwhelming sea of information. This is the ultimate Google Tool companion piece for Educator Relevance."

Tom Whitby, Creator of EdChat & Author of The Relevant Educator

"I am not a techie. I am an educator who loves what technology can do to enhance learning for students, but I sometimes feel a bit overwhelmed by the constant creation of new apps, the modifications of existing software, and the abundance of specialized information about how to use the constantly evolving resources available to teachers. I tend to feel one step behind in moving forward in the 21st century. However, help has arrived! Jared Covili’s well-written, clearly illustrated, logically laid out book, Going Google: Powerful Tools for 21st Century Learning, is a bonanza of needed answers to questions I didn’t even realize I had. Not only does he fully describe the variety of free Google tools offered for classrooms, he gives important details, shares valuable tips, and explains how they can be incorporated into the curriculum. First and foremost an educator, Covili focuses on usefulness and curriculum integration with each Google tool, and he offers several classroom projects as examples. His book sparked a new excitement in me to start making better use of these 21st Century tools. If I were an administrator, I would buy a copy for every one of my teachers."

Debbie Silver, Ed.D. Author of Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8, Drumming to the Beat of Different Marchers, and Deliberate Optimism

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