No longer just a search engine, today’s Google offers a variety of apps and services, from Gmail to Google Earth, YouTube and Google Plus (Google+). Google offer several tools that enhance collaboration by making it easier to communicate with your co-editors and to see which changes have been made and by whom. These are excellent free resources for helping educators to utilize Google Apps in classrooms and beyond.
Google for Educators assembled information about google application tools for educators; and you can get Google templates for student projects here. There are Google Teacher Community – the Google for Educator Discussion Group, and Google Teacher Academy – a FREE professional development experience designed to help primary and secondary educators from around the globe get the most from Google’s free product and other technologies.
GCFLearnFree.org is supported by the Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc. , it exists to serve the educational part of the GCF mission, It’s your free learning source with over 750 lessons and 250 videos covering computers, reading and math. There are even free mobile Apps that let you learn on the go ! There are free lessons and tutorials to learn Google tools from basics to advanced applications.
ePortfolios with GoogleApps is an amazing Google Site has been set up by Dr. Helen Barrett to focus on the use of Google Apps to create ePortfolios. On this site, there are instructions on how to use the different elements of Google Apps to maintain e-portfolios. There are all kinds of guides, tools comparison and resources for both higher-ed and K12 to use. It’s also like a clearing house of using Google Apps in education.