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Google for Teachers: another gift from Richard

Richard Byrne is at it again (happily).  His lovely, new 33-page downloadable and embeddable ebook, Google for Teachers, is chock full of step-by-step, very useful stuff. 

Says Richard:

Google offers some wonderful tools for teachers, but I’ve learned over the last couple of weeks that while teachers are aware of many of Google’s offerings like search, docs, and maps many teachers aren’t aware of how to use these tools or what these tools offer beyond the obvious. Therefore, I sat down yesterday and started putting together this guide to using Google search, docs, books, news, and maps in the classroom.

Richard’s 21 things illustrate many of my own favorite Google tricks–Wonder Wheel, News Timeline, embedded Google Books, creating a virtual bookshelf, news widgets, clever Google docs ideas (word clouds, reading levels, bibliographic templates, online quizzes, determining reading level, and more), creating placemarks in Google Maps. 

His annotated screenshots present simple, step-by-step guidance.  (And I’ve got to try YUDU, his publishing platform!)

As with his other tutorials, Richard invites us all to use, print, embed, and republish as long as we attribute and avoid commercial use.  I am planning to distribute this one at inservices and keep a copy at the desk.

Thanks, yet again, Richard Byrne!

Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza


  1. Richard Byrne says:

    Thank you so much for the kind words and endorsement of my latest creation.
    All the best,

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