Tuesday, May 30, 2006


Yet another new app recently purchased by Google that has very interesting possibilities in classrooms. SketchUp allows you to draw 3D objects. The basics are simple, but you can get very detailed. Check it out!

Online Word Processor

Google recently (about 2 months ago) purchased Writely.com. This is an online word processor that allows you to upload existing documents and/or create new files online. The docs have the look and feel of a traditional word processor, so it's easy to figure out the app quickly.

The very cool thing is that once you've created a document, you can invite others to collaborate on that doc with you in real time! Imagine the possibilities for adults and students!

New accounts are not being permitted during the transition time, but you can sign up for a notification for when subscriptions are being accepted again. Or...if you know someone who already has an account, s/he can invite you to collaborate on a document which will allow you to set up a new account now.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Google Maps and Mash-ups

Technology and Learning magazine just published this article called Use Google Maps Mash-Ups in K-12 Classrooms. Definitely worth checking out!