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Google Extras


Google Maps for Education

Overview of what we cover in the workshop!
  • Google Maps
    • Searching
    • Directions
    • Satellite View, Terrain View, & Traffic
    • More... (Photos, Videos, Wikipedia, Webcams)
    • Street View
  • Maps Engine Lite
    • Creating maps
    • Adding layers
    • Importing Data
  • Google Earth
    • Tours
    • Layers
    • Creating content
    • My Maps: Browse & Create


More Information:


  • Create a Community for work.
  • Conduct your own Hangout (make a call to a coworker, it's that easy)
  • Invite a friend (got any?)
  • Install an App (for example, the toolbox app is a must have)
  • Chat with someone
  • Share a video
  • Add something from Drive

Home - Your stream of "The Collective Consciousness!"  The central location for you to see all of the status updates and +1's from all of the friends in your circles.  

 Google +1 - The +1 button is shorthand for "this is pretty cool" or "you should check this out."Click +1 to publicly give something your stamp of approval. Your +1's can help friends, contacts, and others on the web find the best stuff when they search.

Photos - This is a stream of photos that have been posted from those in your circles, photos from your phone, or photos that have been posted of you by others.   You can also use this as an option to store your photos online.

Profile - This is all about YOU (finally!!!).   This will store all of your streams, all of the information you have publicly shared (you'll see more because it's you) and then a link to your Google Profile information. 

Circles - A place for your to categorize all of your friends into areas that are actually relevant.   These circles come in handy as you'll be able to streamline who you share certain information with.   For example, maybe you want to share that you're reading a particular book... with circles, you can share with your book-reading circle.  You can have friends in multiple circles.  

Hangouts - With Hangouts, the unplanned meet-up comes to the web for the first time. Let specific buddies (or entire circles) know you’re hanging out and then see who drops by for a face-to-face-to-face chat. Until teleportation arrives, it’s the next best thing.