Google calendar is Web based calendar service from Google. It works as online hall or bulletin board. Teachers can use Google calendar to invite students to put their events, birthday. One very good capability of Google calendar is to send automatically send reminders this can be very useful for teachers to send test reminders and test schedule to their students.
Google notebook is free service provided by Google. Google notebook provides a simple and easy way to save and organize information while searching or researching over the Internet. Teachers can use to manager their lectures or lessons on Google notebook. Teachers can easily save images, text or URL’s from their browser to Google notebook. Google notebook offers you to manger several notebooks at once. Google notebook can easily access thorough your cell phones.
Google reader is very useful applications for teachers. Teachers get automatic updates and feed in their inbox or Google reader. This saves a good amount of time that teachers may waste for searching over the Internet. If teachers are running their own portal or blog then students can use Google reader to get latest updates from their teachers to directly into their inbox or Google reader.
Google Groups are are great way of working in group projects, discussions and sharing useful information with other students and teachers. Google groups can be customized by teachers so that students can take best out of it. Google groups may be best a place for students to share their ideas with others that may not be possible in offline.
Google translate is very easy to use and very useful tools for teachers. Google translate will help teachers to reach out more students across the globe and same with students. Google translate quickly and easily translate web pages, translate search, dictionary and offer other tools. Teachers use Google translate to read articles or journals written in some other languages.
Google scholar is very useful for teachers to search cross many disciplines and sources, peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps teacher to identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.
Google Book Search is very useful tools for searching book categories like categories like philosophy, romance, women’s rights, computer history, short stories, poetry, political science, classics, biology and many other. Using Google Book Search teachers can read, write, preview and purchase books online.
Google Paten search can be used by educators to get useful information about the graphs, inventor information, issue dates, filing dates and patent numbers for over 7 million items and ideas. Google Patent Search uses the same technology that powers Google Book Search.
In my upcoming posts I will include some more tools from Google and other online service providers for Educators, teachers and for students.