The Wonderful World of Google
So, I was asked to write an article about the effective ways of using Google Tools for education. Now, I thought I knew Google, but I must admit, I learned a thing or two researching this one.
There is a small part of me that is a little afraid of Google for how well it seems to keep track of everything I do and how it wants to predict what I say, do and think before I do, but that's for a different time. Today, we will talk about Google for students, teachers and enhancing education.
While the article was written to entice students to use the tools, it is also very applicable and relevant to the career person.This is the article here, give it a read and share your thoughts.
When you think of learning, do you get excited? When have an assignment or project to do, does it send a joyful tingle up your spine or do you feel a shiver run down it?
The times have changed since the days our parents and grandparents had to walk or ride to the local library to sort through the millions of books available on the subject; or worse, find only a few and still not have sufficient information. Think also about doing a group project back then without phones or the internet to be constantly connected to your fellow group members. Sounds painful and hard, doesn’t it? As my sons would say, "living in the dark ages".
Luckily, we are living in the modern age where the technology available makes it easy to quench our thirst for knowledge. With each given assignment, we have a wide range of software, apps, and data available at our finger tips. But do you know what tools exist to help you or how to use them? Yes, there are several tools available but there is one place that’s a one-stop shop for your educational needs. You guessed it… Google! It has a wide variety of educational tools geared to make research and learning easier for the modern-day student. If you haven’t used any of these before, click on the links in the article to learn about them.
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