Here's yet another version of my Google in Education presentation, slightly customized for a National-Louis University event in Wheeling, Illinois. It's embedded from Slideshare, and you can embed this as well in your web site or download the presentation from Slideshare in PDF form. To make things a bit easier, I'm uploading a PDF copy; many resources cited are not underlined, but are clickable and will lead you to the relevant website. Click here to download the PDF:
Lots of people came out to hear NLU prof Randy Hansen give an overview of Web 2.0 applications. I followed Randy and demonstrated some of the lesser known coolness regarding Google products. My favorite things to demonstrate are Google Book Search, adding books to My Library, and finding items in WorldCat. I also love showing subscribing to feeds from Google News and how to collaborate on and edit a Google map. The list could go on and on!
Interestingly, I asked people during the presentation who had heard of Google Earth, and I'm guesstimating that perhaps 15 people out of the 50 audience members raised their hands. I continue to be surprised by the number of people who aren't familiar with these resources; it speaks to the need for continued awareness raising about the potential power of technology in education.