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**Google Teacher Academy**
The Google Teacher Academy is a FREE professional development experience designed to help K-12 educators get the most from innovative technologies. Each Academy is an intensive, one-day event where participants get hands-on experience with Google's free products and other technologies, learn about innovative instructional strategies, receive resources to share with colleagues, and immerse themselves in an innovative corporate environment. Upon completion, Academy participants become Google Certified Teachers who share what they learn with other K-12 educators in their local region.

**Google Alerts**
email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic, monitor a developing news story, keep current on a competitor or industry, get the latest on a
celebrity or event, keep tabs on your favorite sports teams

**Google Apps for Education**
Gmail, Calendar, Docs and more. Google Apps Education Edition offers a free (and ad-free) set of customizable tools that enable faculty, staff and students to work together and learn more effectively.

10 reasons to choose Google Apps. Efficiency and cost savings are just the beginning. Learn how Google Apps can help your school succeed. http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/edu/sell.html

**Google Blogger**
makes it easy to instantly publish weblogs or "blogs." Newest post appears at the top of the page, followed by recent posts in chronological order. Create multi-media rich posts - text, links, pictures, and videos.

**Google Docs**
easy to use online word processor editor that enables you to create, share, and collaborate. The chat feature has recently been added to Google documents.

**Google Drawing**
This may be the newest feature of Google! You can now draw in Google docs, draw alone or collaborate with others. Make graphic organizers, draw pictures, etc. These can be added to a document or spreadsheet.

**Google Earth**
downloadable application that works as a browser for all sorts of information on Earth. Uses satellite images to grab, spin, pan, tilt, and zoom down to any place on Earth. Explore every corner, measure distances, create virtual tours and share the tours.

**Google Groups**
Online service that helps groups of people easily share information and communicate effectively. Groups are public or private, share files, post ideas, create email lists and conduct discussions.

**Google Knol**
service that makes it easy for anyone to write and share knowledge with the world. Each Knol is a unit of knowledge, an authoritative article about a specific topic. Easy to collaborate with author maintaining control.

**Google Maps**
user-friendly mapping tool. Driving directions, local business information, terrain maps, satellite images, 360 degree photographic street view, create custom maps, can be shared and copied, and embedded.

**Google News**
brings together news from thousands of different sources from around the world. Quickly browse top stories and search. Personalize your page.

**Google Picasa**
helps you instantly organize, edit and share pictures. Automatically locates all your pictures and sorts them into visual albums. Make powerful photo editing simple. Allows photos from iPhoto to be uploaded to the web quickly and easily.

**Google Presentation**
Create web-based presentations and access them anywhere, anytime. Upload powerpoint and keynote presentations online and share.

**Google Reader**
keep current with best practices and the latest in any content area. Choose to receive updates from particular blogs, news sites or web pages. Bring new content to your reader site, all in one place.

**Google Scholar**
provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.

**Google Scrib Sheets**
PDF materials with instructions and resources for using each Google application and tool. Created by the Google Teachers Academy.

**Google Scrib Sheets #2**
PDF materials with instructions and resources for using each Google application and tool. Created by the Google Teachers Academy.

**Google Search**
in addition to providing easy access to billions of web pages, Google has many special features to help you find exactly what you're looking for. Search for time in London, Chicago Bears scores, definitions, recent earthquakes, unit conversion and more!

**Google Sites**
create custom webpages, add content, attachments, and embed media. Easy to use editor lets you build a site in minutes using templates, also control over access.

**Google SketchUp**
become designers who can create 3D models of anything. Dozens of video tutorials and help center, worldwide community for anyone wanting to make 3D models and drawings

**Google Spreadsheet**
easy to make online spreadsheet editor that enables you to create, share, and collaborate. Create graphs, share and publish.

**Google Timeline**
when searching in Google choose More Options. You'll see Timeline listed on the left side. A timeline will show up which will allow you to click on any year, then breaking it down into months. The hits also change to match the specific date.

**Google Wave**
a new tool for communication and collaboration on the web.

**Google Wonder Wheel**
when searching in Google choose More Options. You'll see wonder wheel listed on the left side. Your search will be changed into a graphic organizer, giving you more specific topics.

**iGoogle**
personalized home page, at-a-glance access to key information from Google and across the web. Gadgets, news, weather, personal calendar, and many other tools.