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  • Product: All

    Subject: Research

    Topic: Search

    Age: 13-18

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    Google Quiz poster

    Google

    How much do you know about Google tools and what they can help you to do? Take this quiz to see where you stand. Answers can be found here: http://goo.gl/E9dnf

  • Product: Apps

    Subject: Language Arts

    Topic: Writing

    Age: 13-18

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    Docs & Spreadsheets in the Classroom

    Esther Wojcicki

    Use Google Docs and Spreadsheets to create an environment in which students take ownership over their work and develop products. This presentation explains Esther's approach, which she uses in a secondary school English and Journalism classes.

  • Product: Apps & Earth

    Subject: All

    Topic: All

    Age: All

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    Gone Google: Project Based Lessons

    Cheryl Davies

    This presentation contains ideas about using Google Apps & Google Earth to enhance the teaching of critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration, and innovation skills.

  • Product: Apps+

    Subject: Fine Arts

    Topic: Photography, history, and critique

    Age: 13-18

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    A Place in Time with Google Apps

    Cheryl Davis

    Use the study of photography to explore with your students the power of images and their impact on history. In this lesson students develop geographic literacy & learn about the history of American photography by selecting and critiquing photographs in an interactive and collaborative activity.

  • Product: Apps+

    Subject: Social Studies

    Topic: Global health

    Age: 13-18

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    Outbreak

    Cheryl Davis

    As the world confronts global health problems such as epidemics or pandemics, involve your students in an authentic lesson that will increase their understanding of health related issues and give them the tools to make informed decisions about their own health and the health of their schools and communities.

  • Product: Apps+

    Subject: Language Arts

    Topic: Reading and discussing novels

    Age: All

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    Historical Novel

    Carol LaRow

    Students read an historical novel, based on a period in history, and arrive at its meaning and main ideas, discussing it "all class." Various Google tools are used for information gathering, working with partners, and final student projects.

  • Product: Apps+

    Subject: Language Arts

    Topic: Research and state history

    Age: 7-12

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    Google Sites for State Research

    Molly Schroeder

    In this lesson students will research a state of their choice and design a Google Site to share their learning. Students will create a Google Site for visitors to learn about the state in a real world learning experience.

  • Product: Apps+

    Subject: Science

    Topic: 7 wonders of the world, historical inquiry

    Age: 7-12

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    WebQuest New 7 Wonders of Nature

    John Demmers, Jenny Tsai

    The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. There is a new election going on: 7 Wonders of Nature. To interest students in this election, they can participate in this WebQuest. A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web.

  • Product: Apps+

    Subject: Language Arts

    Topic: Comprehending text, making predictions

    Age: 7-12

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    Making Predictions in Reading with Google Moderator

    Kristen Swanson

    This lesson plan intends to teach students how to comprehend texts by making predictions that answer the question "What is going to happen next?" Research shows that students who read actively are better able to understand text when compared with students that read passively. Through an integration of Google Moderator and Google Docs, students will actively create and evaluate multiple predictions about a character's actions in a fictional story.

  • Product: Apps+

    Subject: All Subjects

    Topic: Training the trainers

    Age: All

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    Gone Googlin'

    Jared Reck

    The intent of this lesson plan is to connect with some of the most influential and powerful staff in a school district - the librarians. Incorporating Google Groups, Google Docs, and Google Sites, librarians will experience various Google Applications that they will then in turn be able to share with the professional staff at their respective schools.

  • Product: Apps+

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Erosion

    Age: 7-12

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    Erosion

    Ronna Van Veghel

    After studying erosion, students will create a multimedia product that demonstrates their understanding and skills in science and information and communication technologies.

  • Product: Blogger

    Subject: All

    Topic: Blogs

    Age: All

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    Blogger basics

    Mike Lawrence

    This document takes you through how to set up and successfully run a blog on Google's Blogger tool.

  • Product: Blogger, Fusion Tables

    Subject: All

    Topic: Embedding a map in a blog

    Age: 13-18

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    Embed an intensity Map on Blogger

    Google Fusion Tables team

    This takes you step-by-step through how to embed an intensity map in a blog.

  • Product: Books

    Subject: Research

    Topic: Search

    Age: 7-12, 13-18

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    Google Book Search poster

    Google

    Poster on Google Book Search

  • Product: Calendar

    Subject: Fine Arts

    Topic: Research, great works of art

    Age: 13-18

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    Great Moments in Art

    Harold Olejarz

    Great Moments in Art is an event calendar that uses Google Calendar to create a calendar of artist birthdays and other moments in art history and link those events to a geographic location. Students may visit any museum website and select an artist or art event to research.

  • Product: Calendar

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Geology, calendars

    Age: 13-18

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    History of Life on Earth

    Jason Borgen

    The Geologic Time Scale spreads over 4.6 Billion years. Using Google Calendar and a research-based table listing the history of living organisms scaled down to a one year duration, students will collaborate to create a Google calendar showing the history of life on Earth that includes links to background information of the events and summarizing that time period.

  • Product: Calendar

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Telling time

    Age: 0-6, 7-12

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    Telling time & Google Calendar

    Caitlin Kelly

    Students review how to read and calculate time traditionally use digital and analog clocks and learn the agenda format as another way to understand time. This format allows students to see "blocks" of timeand challenges them to start thinking and visualizing differently about time and segments of time.

  • Product: Computer Science 4 High School

    Subject: Computer Science

    Topic: CS Education Tools

    Age: 13-18

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    Computational Representation of Ants Foraging

    Clayton Lewis at University of Colorado, Boulder

    A computer program can represent interesting aspects of how ants find and collect food. By exploring variations on the program one can explore such matters as how the nature of the food supply affects how long the ants' trail pheromone, a chemical used to help locate food sources, should last. The example illustrates how computational thinking patterns are useful in modelling real-world phenomena.View the Slides

  • Product: Computer Science 4 High School

    Subject: Computer Science

    Topic: CS Fundamentals

    Age: 13-18

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    Computational Thinking and Representations

    Clayton Lewis at University of Colorado, Boulder

    Computers are used for more and more things, because they are excellent tools for representing all kinds of things. But how does representation work? And how does 'computational thinking' relate to representation? View the slides.

  • Product: Computer Science 4 High School

    Subject: Computer Science

    Topic: Community Building

    Age: 13-18

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    Pecha Kucha

    Christopher Starr, PhD at College of Charleston

    A Pecha Kucha is a format for content delivery from one speaker to an audience of students. Pecha Kucha (Japanese for “chit chat” or “small talk”) originated in Tokyo in 2003 as a mechanism for moving a meeting along by limiting speakers to 20 slides or images with 20 seconds per slide. A 20x20 presentation will finish in exactly 6 minutes 40 seconds. In computer science a Pecka Kucha is an interesting format to deliver short talks (typically 8 to 12) topics in rapid fire sequence. Most students in high schools and colleges have never experienced a Pecha Kucha. Often they have seen and know about TED Talks (www.ted.com), thus they are aware of the high impact a talk can potentially have to motivate and inspire. Consider using a Pecha Kucha to expose a group of teachers to an array of topics across a collection of dynamic speakers. View the outline.

  • Product: Computer Science 4 High School

    Subject: Computer Science

    Topic: CS Fundamentals

    Age: 13-18

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    CS Unplugged

    RoxAnn H. Stalvey at College of Charleston

    Computer Science Unplugged, CS Unplugged, is a collection of computer science activities that are designed to introduce students to computing concepts without using a computer. Most, if not all, of the activities involve student participation through kinetic learning experiences. Activities generally take 5 – 20 minutes to deliver and offer an exciting way to engage students, from kindergartners up to senior citizens, in interactive introductions to difficult computing topics. The purpose of this module is to emphasize that computer science is not about the hardware, it is about the computational thinking. View the outine.

  • Product: Computer Science 4 High School

    Subject: Computer Science

    Topic: CS Fundamentals

    Age: 13-18

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    Barcamp

    RoxAnn H. Stalvey and Christopher W. Starr PhD at College of Charleston

    A BarCamp is touted as being an “unconference” conference. It is an event where people of varied interests gather, generate ideas for presentations and deliver these presentations. At a BarCamp, there is no preselected program agenda or list of speakers; these are chosen at the start of the meeting by the participants from among the participants. This exciting format allows for varying topics of immediate interest to the group to be dynamically selected, presented and discussed. The value of a CS4HS BarCamp is to engage the expertise and willingness of participants to share what they know with the rest of the group. With a BarCamp the CS4HS will not be a passive experience or just a lab experience. BarCamp is the module that allows participants to plug in. View the Outline.

  • Product: Computer Science 4 High School

    Subject: Computer Science

    Topic: CS Fundamentals

    Age: 13-18

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    Hardware and Ubuntu

    Clayton McCauley at College of Charleston

    The x86 revolution has been marked by the availability of a wide range of cheap, compatible microprocessors that has brought the power of the computer to the masses. Linux and Free/Open Source Software build on that platform to make a wide range of operating system and application software freely available to the public. This module explains the basic concepts of modern PC architecture and demonstrates how to obtain and use Linux and Open Source software in the classroom. The emphasis of this module is awareness of a viable, consumer grade, open-source operating system that will breathe new life into nearly any Intel box. View the outline here.

  • Product: Computer Science 4 High School

    Subject: Computer Science

    Topic: CS Fundamentals

    Age: 13-18

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    Python Tutorial

    James Heliotis at Rochester Institute of Technology

    "This module presents an overview of the Python programming language. It should be used to help secondary school and possibly college-level educators in choosing a language appropriate for their curricula. Python's advantages are (1) a completely interactive programming mode for experimentation and discovery, (2) dynamic type checking which obviates the need for learning about type declarations prior to commencing exercises, and (3) near universal availability on all common computing platforms. If presented in its entirety at a reasonable pace, the presentation of the provided slides with exercises will take a day. It can be cut back to a few hours by leaving out some exercises and skipping the less necessary slides, which are marked with X's instead of page numbers. " View the outline.

  • Product: Computer Science 4 High School

    Subject: Computer Science

    Topic: CS Fundamentals

    Age: 13-18

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    Software Engineering Unplugged

    Stephanie Ludi at Rochester Institute of Technology

    "This set of activities shows students different aspects of software development without the need for a computer. Students will work in small groups for most activities, and all activities require problem-solving and critical thinking." View the outline.

  • Product: Computer Science 4 High School

    Subject: Computer Science

    Topic: CS Education Tools

    Age: 13-18

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    Computational Thinking across the Curriculum

    Ljubomir Perkovic, DePaul University, Amber Settle at DePaul University

    We describe a framework for implementing computational thinking in a broad variety of general education courses. The framework is designed to be used by faculty without formal training in information technology in order to understand and integrate computational thinking into their own general education courses. The framework includes examples of computational thinking in a variety of general education courses, as well as sample in-class activities, assignments, and other assessments for the courses. View the slides.

  • Product: Computer Science 4 High School

    Subject: Computer Science

    Topic: Attracting Students/Diversity

    Age: 13-18

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    Why Choose Computer Science

    Computer Science and Engineering at University of Washington

    Why do students choose computer science and computer engineering as their field? What are some of the diverse career paths that they pursue with their CSE degrees? For those who enter the software industry, what's a day in their life like? Three videos from University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering address these questions. Take a look! Get a taste of what CSE holds in store for you! Learn more about this exciting field! View the videos.

  • Product: Computer Science 4 High School

    Subject: Computer Science

    Topic: Attracting Students/Diversity

    Age: 13-18

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    Strategies for Inclusion in Robotics

    Stephanie Ludi at Rochester Institute of Technology

    "Robotics has become popular as a tangible means of engaging students in technology and engineering skills. This presentation provides an overview of technologies and strategies for inclusive robotics, in order to engage disabled students in the classroom." View the outline.

  • Product: Computer Science 4 High School

    Subject: Computer Science

    Topic: Attracting Students/Diversity

    Age: 13-18

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    Computing for Everyone

    Richard Ladner at University of Washington

    We start with an introduction to successful computer scientists with disabilities. Then we review various access technologies that permit students with disabilities to participate in the classroom and lab. We summarize the trends in accessibility research which will open up even more avenues for students to fully participate in class. We review some strategies for universal design of curriculum and activities that allow all students to participate regardless of disability. We introduce the Access Computing Alliance that has the goal of increasing the participation and success of students with disabilities in computing fields. View the slides.

  • Product: Computer Science 4 High School

    Subject: Computer Science

    Topic: CS Fundamentals

    Age: 13-18

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    Computability: Tractable, Intractable and Non-computable functions

    Thomas J Cortina at Carnegie Mellon University

    Can a computer compute anything and everything? Believe it or not, no! In this module, we show a little of the "deeper" side of computer science and look at computability itself. This module reviews how to express how efficient a computation is using big O notation. It moves into decision problems that are intractable. It finishes with a brief look at non-computability by discussing what's being the halting problem at a general level without getting into details. View the slides.

  • Product: Digital literacy

    Subject: All

    Topic: Being a good digital citizen while using the internet

    Age: All

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    Tips from parents on digital safety

    Google Family Safety Center team

    Watch some of our parents at Google talking about how they manage their children’s safety online and read safety tips from Google below. Or read advice on specific safety issues such as inappropriate content and cyberbullying from child safety experts that we work with.

  • Product: Digital literacy

    Subject: All

    Topic: Staying safe on the web

    Age: All

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    Kate's Very Public Party

    Connect Safely (http://www.connectsafely.org/)

    This is a video called Kate’s Very Public Party. In it Kate learns that party photos can wind up online and be seen by – of all people – her own parents.

  • Product: Digital literacy

    Subject: All

    Topic: Staying safe on the web

    Age: All

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    Kate's Reputation Problem

    Connect Safely (http://www.connectsafely.org/)

    This is a video called Kate’s Reputation Problem. Kate doesn’t get a job she wanted because of a video her would-be employer saw on the web.

  • Product: Digital literacy

    Subject: All

    Topic: Staying safe on the web

    Age: All

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    Is Kate A Web Addict?

    Connect Safely (http://www.connectsafely.org/)

    This is a video called: "Is Kate a Web Addict?". Kate’s experience shows that the amount of time kids should spend online isn’t black & white (even though the video is!).

  • Product: Digital literacy

    Subject: All

    Topic: Staying safe on the web

    Age: All

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    Beware What You Share campaign

    The Ad Council

    The Ad Council’s Internet Safety Coalition has developed a creative campaign for teaching kids to ‘Beware What You Share,’ by likening an online post to something worn on a shirt the next day. The materials remind teens that online actions can have real world consequences.

  • Product: Digital literacy

    Subject: All

    Topic: Staying safe on the web

    Age: All

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    Discussing digital safety

    Google and IKeepSafe

    We’ve teamed up with online safety organization iKeepSafe to develop a curriculum that educators can use in the classroom to teach what it means to be a responsible online citizen. The curriculum is designed to be interactive, discussion filled and allow students to learn through hands-on and scenario activities. On this site you’ll find a resource booklet for both educators and students that can be downloaded in PDF form, presentations to accompany the lesson and animated videos to help frame the conversation

  • Product: Digital literacy

    Subject: All

    Topic: Staying safe on the web

    Age: All

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    Detecting Lies and Staying True (workshop 1)

    Google and IKeepSafe

    In this set of lessons students learn to evaluate the quality of online sources.

  • Product: Digital literacy

    Subject: All

    Topic: Staying safe on the web

    Age: All

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    Playing and Staying Safe Online (workshop 2)

    Google and IKeepSafe

    In this set of lessons students learn to stay safe online, including on YouTube.

  • Product: Digital literacy

    Subject: All

    Topic: Staying safe on the web

    Age: All

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    Steering Clear of Cyber Tricks (workshop 3)

    Google and IKeepSafe

    In this set of lessons students learn to identify online scams, recognize the dangers of scam, and learn how to avoid them.

  • Product: Digital literacy

    Subject: All

    Topic: Staying safe on the web

    Age: All

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    Sexually explicit and violent media

    CommonSense Media, Center for Media Literacy, Enough-Is-Enough

    Child safety organizations have resources on protecting your child from sexually explicit and violent material.

  • Product: Digital literacy

    Subject: All

    Topic: Staying safe on the web

    Age: All

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    Meeting strangers online

    Connect Safely and OnGuard OnLine

    Child safety organizations have resources to talk with students about meeting strangers online.

  • Product: Digital literacy

    Subject: All

    Topic: Staying safe on the web

    Age: All

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    Sharing too much personal information

    Enough-is-Enough, CommonSense Media, OnGuard OnLine

    Child safety organizations have resources to talk with students about the dangers of sharing too much personal information online.

  • Product: Digital literacy

    Subject: All

    Topic: Staying safe on the web

    Age: All

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    Cyberpulling

    iKeepSafe, Wired Safety 

    Child safety organizations have resources to talk with students about how to stop cyberbullying

  • Product: Digital literacy

    Subject: All

    Topic: Staying safe on the web

    Age: All

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    Exposure to vulgar language

    Get Net Wise

    Just as in any city, there are areas in cyberspace that are not necessarily appropriate for children or teens, and may contain vulgar language. Here is a list of options for dealing with this and preventing it.

  • Product: Digital literacy

    Subject: All

    Topic: Staying safe on the web

    Age: All

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    Sites promoting innappropriate behaviors 

    CommonSense Media, OnGuard OnLine

    Some tips from child safety organizations about how to talk with kids about sites that may promote inappropriate behaviors like eating disorders and drug use.

  • Product: Digital literacy

    Subject: All

    Topic: Staying safe on the web

    Age: All

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    Malware- what is it?

    StaySafeOnline.org

    An explanation of what Malware is and how to prevent it.

  • Product: Digital literacy

    Subject: All

    Topic: Staying safe on the web

    Age: All

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    Good to Know

    Google

    This site provides information on staying safe online, your data on the web, your data on Google, and how to manage your data.

  • Product: Docs

    Subject: Language Arts

    Topic: Writing, local community

    Age: 13-18

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    Writing for Context

    Andrea Zellner

    Students need opportunities to write for real-world contexts, audiences and purposes. In this lesson, students will write a newsletter about their classroom for the purpose of sharing the knowledge they have gleaned from their studies. Their audience will be their classmates, their school community and their local community.

  • Product: Docs

    Subject: Social Studies

    Topic: Immigration, economics, primary sources

    Age: 13-18

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    The Great Immigration Debate

    Jerry Crisci

    The study of the history immigration allows teachers to engage students in a variety of important topics, including racism, public policy, access to power, economics, and globalization. This lesson will help students study a topic related to patterns in immigration history, while gathering and analyzing data using primary source materials.

  • Product: Docs

    Subject: Language Arts

    Topic: Writing

    Age: 7-12

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    Choose your own adventure story

    Susan Ross

    Students will work in collaborative pairs to create a Choose Your Own Adventure Story about a leprechaun.

  • Product: Docs

    Subject: Language Arts

    Topic: Literature, writing

    Age: 7-12

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    Readers Workshop Online Activities

    Joseph Hartman

    Students create online documents and activities related to their Reader's Workshop book and then embed the activities into a Google Site that can be accessed by future groups of students reading the same book. The purpose is twofold: to engage the initial group of students by providing them with the freedom to develop their own literary activities related to the book, and to engage future students reading the same book with literary activities created by past groups.

  • Product: Docs

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Scientific method

    Age: 7-12

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    Consumer Product Testing Experiment

    Lucie deLaBruere and Peter Deslaurier

    Students learn scientific testing procedures in this consumer product testing experiment unit. The unit will lead to understanding of why consumer product information is important and the types of test and the methods for recording data from those test. Students will use Google Docs throughout the process to document procedures, collect data, turn data into information, and share the results.

  • Product: Docs

    Subject: All Subjects

    Topic: Vocabulary

    Age: 7-12

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    Learning New Vocabulary the Collaborative Way

    Marc DeBlock

    This project will allow students to collaborate on the work involved in learning new vocabulary for any subject area. As individuals or in pairs, they can research a term and report their findings on one slide in a Google Presentation. As each term is defined on a separate slide, the presentation grows, creating a collaborative project that can be reviewed with the entire class.

  • Product: Docs

    Subject: Language Arts

    Topic: Literature, writing

    Age: 7-12, 13-18

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    Class collection of Book Reviews

    Carol LaRow

    Students are asked to choose their two favorite novels from the ones they have read. They write reviews and post them online for students in other schools, across the United States, and in other countries to read. The student reviews not only help student readers clarify their own understanding of literature, they also provide a "student-to-student" resource.

  • Product: Docs

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Scientific method

    Age: 7-12, 13-18

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    Collaborative Lab Experiments

    Cheryl Davis, Colbert Davis III, John Forte

    Students team up and collaborate on lab experiments by collecting data individually and then recording it on a common Google Doc/Spreadsheet. With the collected data they can compare, contrast, analyze and synthesize information determining scientific conclusions about multiple observations and the results.

  • Product: Docs

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Scientific method, measurment

    Age: All

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    Human Dimensions Project

    Greg Bartus

    It has been said that our wingspan is the same as our height. Is this true? Students work in a collaborative project to answer this question using Google docs for data collection and analysis

  • Product: Docs

    Subject: All Subjects

    Topic: Storytelling, digital literacy

    Age: 0-6, 7-12

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    Book Buddies

    Lucie deLaBruere, Jackie Richardson, and Joy Walsh

    Students practice their technology skills while developing literacy skills in this digital storytelling activity. Students stories and artwork can be assembled using Google Presentation to create digital books to print or view online

  • Product: Docs

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Graphs, draw conclusions

    Age: 0-6, 7-12

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    Graphing with Google Docs and Forms

    Molly Schroeder

    This lesson will help students understand the students in their class via a class survey as well as how to read and interpret different kinds of graphs. A Google Spreadsheet with the survey data will be shared to view a summary of the data for the students to analyze and draw conclusions.

  • Product: Docs

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Scientific method

    Age: 0-6, 7-12

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    Introduction to the Scientific Method

    Mary Fran Lynch

    Students are introduced to the scientific method through a marble stacking hands-on activity using Google Spreadsheets to record data and report findings.

  • Product: Docs

    Subject: Social Studies

    Topic: Habitats, geography

    Age: 0-6, 7-12

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    Biomes

    Ronna Van Veghel

    Students will research a biome and explain the link between the biome's geographical features, climate, wildlife, plant life, and human inhabitants. Students will work in small groups (3-4) collaboratively to create a Google Presentation on Biomes

  • Product: Earth, Fusion Tables

    Subject: All

    Topic: Create a file for Google Earth

    Age: 13-18

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    Make a KML (file type) from two data sources

    Google Fusion Tables team

    This takes you step-by-step through how to make a KML file (the kind used in Google Earth and SketchUp) from two data sources.

  • Product: Earth, Fusion Tables

    Subject: All

    Topic: Commenting on data

    Age: 13-18

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    Community annotation of data

    Google Fusion Tables team

    This takes you step-by-step through how to allow for community members to comment on contents of data in Google Earth.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: All

    Topic: All

    Age: 13-18

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    Python Download and Install Instructions

    Google

    Python works on any computer, and it's free! Follow these instructions to start using Python today!

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: All

    Topic: All

    Age: 13-18

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    Python Quick Reference Sheet

    Google

    Keep this sheet handy when you are working with Python. It contains all of the most often used functions and syntax from the Exploring Computational Thinking Lessons.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: All

    Topic: All

    Age: 13-18

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    Introduction to Python

    Google

    Get started with some hands-on experience using Python as both a powerful calculator and a programming language. After completing this lesson, educators and students should be familiar with the programming concepts introduced and used in the subsequent CT lessons, examples, and programs.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Statistics and Probability

    Age: 13-18

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    What is Data

    Google

    Data is everywhere and students can use CT to understand, interpret, and draw conclusions.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Statistics and Probability

    Age: 13-18

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    Continuous vs Discrete Data

    Google

    When working with Data, it is important to know whether the Data is continuous or discrete, as this will determine what calculations can be applied and what Information can be extracted from it. This lesson helps students to distinguish between continuous and discrete data and explain why that matters.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Statistics and Probability

    Age: 13-18

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    Working with Large Tables of Data

    Google

    The world is full of Data and by using sensors, we can collect large amounts of Data easily. Once that Data is collected, the challenge is to interpret it by finding patterns and creating hypotheses about what the information could mean. In this lesson, students will work with large tables of GPS Data and sort, manipulate, and visualize the Data so it can be easily understood.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Statistics and Probability

    Age: 13-18

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    Functions and Algorithms

    Google

    In computational thinking, the patterns we see in the world can be abstracted into functions. If we have a function we can give it the ability to loop quickly, use logic to make decisions and more. By developing algorithms into functions we are able to better understand and utilize the laws of our world.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Statistics and Probability

    Age: 13-18

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    Surveys and Estimating Large Quantities

    Google

    In some situations, because there is so much data it can be difficult to get an exact count. We can use estimation to approximate the size of our data and know how much we can rely upon that data. By observing smaller sets and seeing patterns we can make general predictions and even create algorithms capable of making approximations.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Statistics and Probability

    Age: 13-18

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    Randomness in Stochastic Models

    Google

    Most of the experiments students perform in class are deterministic. The expected outcome is the same every time. However, modern scientific research is often stochastic, that is, it depends on random variables and probability. In this lesson, students will be introduced to methods used to create random numbers as well as ways in which they can be used in scientific experiments.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Statistics and Probability

    Age: 13-18

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    Stochastic and Deterministic Modeling

    Google

    Computers provide humans with fast and repeatable processing. This aids us in creating algorithms that model real world phenomena. Models are either deterministic (the output is always the same) or stochastic (the output is based on random sampling and can vary). By modeling real phenomena using simulations, students can apply their understanding and modify it to make predictions.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Statistics and Probability

    Age: 13-18

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    Analyzing Discrete and Continuous Data in a Spreadsheet

    Google

    Data can be found in every aspect of our lives. Because everybody is different, we use discrete and continuous data to determine recommendations for a nutritious diet. In this lesson, students will collect data in a spreadsheet and learn to use various functions and analysis tools to better see patterns in their eating habits.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Statistics and Probability

    Age: 13-18

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    Analyzing Discrete and Continuous Data in a Map

    Google

    Data is more than just numbers, often the data can be found on a map. A map contains both discrete and continuous data. Using various tools, student will be able to analyze and calculate the amount of urban open space is available in their city.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Statistics and Probability

    Age: 13-18

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    Correlation vs Causation

    Google

    One component of Computational Thinking is pattern recognition. While some patterns may imply causality, they may in fact be unrelated. In this lesson, students will test the strength of a correlation and discern whether or not a law or conclusion can be made based on that correlation. Students will see the threshold commonly accepted for correlating data and test their own assumptions about causation.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Science

    Age: 13-18

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    Law of Large Numbers and Probability

    Google

    Probability is everywhere in our world, but the expected outcomes do not always match up with reality. Probability equations only predict possibilities and work best for a large number of trials. In this lesson, students will use large amounts of data to see how closely the calculations match up with the outcomes in the real world. The students can use probability over a large number of trials to determine the probability of seemingly very unlikely events.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Science

    Age: 13-18

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    Mean and Standard Deviation

    Google

    This lesson will demonstrate how to use standard deviation to better understand a set of data. Students will use standard deviation to determine the general pattern/shape of a given set of data to draw more reliable conclusions.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Science

    Age: 13-18

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    Application and Modeling of Standard Deviation

    Google

    When looking for patterns in data, it is helpful to look at the central tendency to see if patterns can be discovered. Students will be able to examine graphs of data using each of the measures of central tendency to determine when to use each in order to get a true overview of the data.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Science

    Age: 13-18

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    Bayes Theorem

    Google

    Bayes’ Theorem is a powerful equation that allows us to make predictions on everything from the weather to the stock market. Once the pattern of Bayes’ Theorem and conditional logic is understood, students will be able to determine the actual probability of an event and see how others use Bayes’ Theorem for research. This lesson will examine two scenarios from which students can generalize to understand many everyday phenomena.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Science

    Age: 13-18

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    Using Data from Sensors

    Google

    Sensors are a common way to collect information, whether it be through our own senses or with the aid of technology. Students will analyze sensor data and develop filtering algorithms for anomalies and outliers; they will then use these algorithms to make decisions on sensor data as it is being collected.

  • Product: Fusion Tables

    Subject: All

    Topic: Showing data on maps

    Age: 13-18

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    Visualize data with Fusion tables

    Rebecca Shapley, Google

    This 30 minute workshop on Fusion Tables was presented at the Association of American Geographers. The full notes of the session are here. Fusion Tables is a new kid on the block! We're an application for collaborating on structured data in the cloud. You can do a lot of things with Fusion Tables:  host, map, collaborate, combine gather visualize... But today I'm going to focus on making maps

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Pre-Algebra

    Age: 7-12

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    Fraction Addition and Common Denominators

    Google

    Students learn how to find a common denominator between two fractions and then add or subtract the fractions. They use visual representations to understand the decomposition of the larger of two fractions to find a common denominator with the smaller fraction.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Pre-Algebra

    Age: 7-12

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    Multiplication with Fractions

    Google

    Students learn to visualize the multiplication of fractions and identify patterns between the multiplicands and their product.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Pre-Algebra

    Age: 13-18

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    Median of Latitude Data

    Google

    Students learn to identify the median of relatively large data sets. They decompose this process for data sets with odd and even numbers of entries, and write an algorithm for identifying the median in both cases.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Pre-Algebra

    Age: 13-18

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    Average of Class Data

    Google

    Students learn how to calculate the average of a set of data using both Excel and Python with an emphasis on the algorithm used to perform the calculation.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Pre-Algebra

    Age: 13-18

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    Percentages

    Google

    Use a CT approach to develop an algorithm for calculating percentages using mental math.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Pre-Algebra

    Age: 13-18

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    Ratios and Proportions

    Google

    Use a CT approach to develop an algorithm for answering questions involving ratios and proportions. Students will develop algorithms based on the patterns they identify after decomposing questions.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Pre-Algebra

    Age: 13-18

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    Multiplying by Numbers Between Zero and One

    Google

    Use a CT approach to teach students that when multiplying a positive number by a decimal between 0 and 1, the product is always less than the original number.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Pre-Algebra

    Age: 13-18

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    Dividing by Numbers Between Zero and One

    Google

    Use a CT approach to teach students that when dividing a positive number by a decimal between 0 and 1, the quotient is always greater than the original number.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Pre-Algebra

    Age: 13-18

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    Common Fractions and Equivalent Percentages

    Google

    Use a CT approach to teach students the conversion of common fractions into their equivalent percentages. Students identify patterns between fractions, decimals, and percents, and generalize these patterns.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Pre-Algebra

    Age: 13-18

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    Percent Change

    Google

    Use a CT approach to teach students to calculate percent change between any two numbers. Students will identify patterns in percent change and decompose an algorithm to help strengthen their understanding.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Pre-Algebra

    Age: 13-18

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    Scientific Notation

    Google

    Use a CT approach to identify patterns between the exponent, the number of places the decimal point moves, and the direction the decimal point moves when multiplying by powers of ten.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Algebra

    Age: 13-18

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    Linear Association

    Google

    Students study the linear association between variables using two sets of data. They learn to read this data in a spreadsheet as well as in a graph, and to identify positive and negative linear association based on the shape of the graph.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Algebra

    Age: 13-18

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    Slope and Y-Intercept

    Google

    Use a CT approach to teach students about the properties of slope and y-intercept. In this lesson, students will learn how to calculate the slope and y-intercept of a line that passes through a given set of points, and then use Python to solve various challenging slope and y-intercept exercises.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Geometry

    Age: 13-18

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    Area of a Circle

    Google

    Use a CT approach to teach students one derivation of the formula A = pi*r^2. In this lesson, students will complete Python programs that calculate the area of a circle as well as individual sectors.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Statistics and Probability

    Age: 13-18

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    The Law of Large Numbers

    Google

    In this example students use a Python program to simulate rolling two dice repeatedly. They investigate how many rolls it takes before they consistently roll more sixes and sevens than twos and twelves. Finally, students graph the results of 50, 500, and 5000 rolls and observe that as the number of rolls increases the graph begins to follow the normal curve.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Statistics and Probability

    Age: 13-18

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    Combinations with Repeats

    Google

    Use a CT approach to teach students how to compute the number of possible arrangements of a given number of digits in a given number of spaces. In this lesson students will identify patterns in relatively easy cases that lead them to an algorithm which applies to all cases.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Statistics and Probability

    Age: 13-18

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    Factorials with Names

    Google

    In this example students investigate how many arrangements of the letters in a given name are possible. They identify patterns in the number of possible arrangements given an increasing number of letters, and then decompose the results to arrive at the factorial function.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Statistics and Probability

    Age: 13-18

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    Sorting Data

    Google

    Students learn to sort data using spreadsheet functions and/or Python. They compare the algorithms used by both tools and then write their own algorithms for analyzing data with the mean, median, and mode.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Algebra

    Age: 13-18

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    Geometric Series

    Google

    Use a CT approach to teach students the derivation of the formula for the sum of any geometric series. In this lesson, students will write algorithms that can be translated into Python code so that they can easily calculate the sum of several finite geometric series.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Algebra

    Age: 13-18

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    Degrees and Radians

    Google

    In this example students use basic patterns to label key points on the unit circle in terms of degrees, and then follow a similar process to relabel these points in terms of radians. Based on the patterns they use to count their way around the unit circle, students develop an algorithm to convert between degrees and radians.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Calculus

    Age: 13-18

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    Functions and Derivatives

    Google

    Use a CT approach to teach students how math functions relate to Python functions. In this lesson, students will identify patterns in Python code that lead them to building a program that uses the definition of derivative to approximate the derivative of any continuously differentiable function.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Physics

    Age: 13-18

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    Distance, Velocity, Acceleration

    Google

    In this example students learn how to use an object's initial velocity and acceleration to calculate the distance it travels over various intervals of time. They utilize a Python program to quickly generate data of the distance traveled and import this data into a spreadsheet to create a graph of the results.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Chemistry

    Age: 13-18

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    Patterns in the Periodic Table

    Google

    In this example students study patterns in the organization of the periodic table supplemented by the use of spreadsheet functions. The spreadsheet functions presented can be used on any data set. This example aligns with eighth grade CA Math Standard 8PC7.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Cell Biology

    Age: 13-18

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    Inquiry and Observation

    Google

    Use a CT approach to improve students’ ability to focus and observe. In this lesson, students will learn to use their observational skills to detect patterns that will help them decompose an everyday experience.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Cell Biology

    Age: 13-18

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    Filters

    Google

    Use a CT approach to improve students' understanding of filters. In this lesson, they will find patterns in filters of all types to help them understand the function of filters in cell biology. Prior to this lesson, have students complete the related lesson titled Inquiry and Observation.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Cell Biology

    Age: 13-18

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    Filter Design and Construction

    Google

    Use a CT approach to help students understand the movement of molecules across a cell membrane. In this lesson, students decompose their “molecules” to develop a design for their own “cell membranes” and then write an algorithm to describe them before building them. Prior to this lesson, have students complete the related lesson titled Filters.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Earth Science

    Age: 13-18

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    Energy Analysis

    Google

    In this example students collect data on energy production and consumption around the world and use spreadsheet functions to analyze the data. They learn how to display the results on a map of the world, creating a visual representation of the numbers they input into their spreadsheets. This example is most suitable for high school biology or earth science classes.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Data Analysis

    Age: 13-18

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    Data Aggregation and Decomposition (Python)

    Google

    Use a CT approach to teach students how to analyze data and understand the world around them. In this lesson, students will use Python to read in data from a spreadsheet and manipulate a program to decompose this data and extract necessary information.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Data Analysis

    Age: 13-18

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    Data Aggregation and Decomposition (Excel)

    Google

    Use a CT approach to teach students how to analyze data and understand the world around them. In this lesson, students will use Excel commands to decompose their class' data to more easily extract the required information.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Data Analysis

    Age: 13-18

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    Sorting the World's Cities with Excel

    Google

    Students learn how to use spreadsheet functions to sort and graph data. Once the data is sorted, they will begin to identify patterns and trends.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Data Analysis

    Age: 13-18

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    Sorting the World's Cities with Python

    Google

    Students learn one method of reading data from a spreadsheet into a Python program and then learn how to sort it. When taught in conjunction with Sorting the World's Cities with Excel, students make the connection between writing a program and using a spreadsheet application.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: English-Language Arts

    Topic: Language

    Age: 13-18

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    Indefinite Articles

    Google

    In this example students investigate patterns in the usage of ‘a’ and ‘an’. After studying several examples, they explain when to use each of these indefinite particles. Students conclude by exploring two exceptions to the general rule.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: English-Language Arts

    Topic: Language

    Age: 13-18

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    Mystery Word X

    Google

    In this lesson students analyze the classification of nouns and verbs. They begin by considering nouns as “a person, place, or thing” and verbs as “action words”. Students then run a group of words through a series of "tests" and identify instances in which the these standard notions of nouns and verbs might lead to errors.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: English-Language Arts

    Topic: Language

    Age: 13-18

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    Present Participle

    Google

    In this example students investigate how the ending letters of a verb affect its spelling as we change tenses. Students begin by simply adding ‘ing’ to the end of verbs. By identifying patterns in the spelling of verbs for which this works and those for which it does not, students build a stronger algorithm for conjugating verbs.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: History-Social Science

    Topic: US History

    Age: 13-18

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    Westward Expansion

    Google

    In this example students study the changing boundaries of the United States as the country grew from thirteen colonies in to the fifty states that comprise it today. They use a cloud-based spreadsheet application to create maps of the country after each of several major land acquisitions. Students conclude by studying the maps to investigate the westward expansion of the United States.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Physics

    Age: 13-18

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    Modeling in Physics using Computational Thinking

    Google

    Students use modern technology to recreate and explore classic Physics experiments. Go beyond what Newton and Galileo dreamed was possible.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Chemistry

    Age: 13-18

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    Modeling in Chemistry using Computational Thinking

    Google

    Chemistry explores the invisibile world of atoms. Give students the tools to visualize and model this world for deeper understanding.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Biology

    Age: 13-18

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    Modeling in Biology using Computational Thinking

    Google

    Data and algorithms have transformed how we look at biology from the macro to the micro level. Modern day tools provide ways to find common patterns in all living things.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: English-Language Arts

    Topic: Language

    Age: 13-18

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    Finding Patterns in Spelling Errors and History

    Google

    In this lesson, students will analyze spelling errors and large sets of data to find patterns, develop abstractions, and discover how large amounts of data can tell us much about our society.

  • Product: Exploring Comp Thinking

    Subject: Mathematics

    Topic: Algebra

    Age: 13-18

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    Measuring the Complexity of a Function or Algorithm

    Google

    Many of the mathematical problems students experience can be solved by a computer in less than a second. However, there is a set of problems that can take far longer, and still others exist that we aren’t sure how to solve at all using current methods. In this lesson, students will learn how to measure the complexity of a function/algorithm and understand how this applies to real world situations.

  • Product: Fusion Tables

    Subject: All

    Topic: Showing data on maps

    Age: 13-18

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    Map your own data with Fusion Mapper

    Google Fusion Tables team

    This tutorial shows you how to upload your own data to generate a set of placemarks in Google Earth and Maps.

  • Product: Fusion Tables

    Subject: All

    Topic: Showing data on maps

    Age: 13-18

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    Sharing a Map with Fusion Mapper

    Google Fusion Tables team

    This tutorial shows you several options for sharing a map made in Google Fusion Tables.

  • Product: Google Apps

    Subject: History-Social Science

    Topic: Elections

    Age: 7-12, 13-18

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    A Candidate Watch with Google Tools

    Cheryl Davis

    As the 2012 presidential election gets underway, use collaborative interactive tools to engage your students in the election story. With a project based approach, help them follow the issues, the politics and use analysis as they become involved in the election process.

  • Product: Google Docs

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Animals

    Age: 7-12

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    Science - Food Chains, Grade 6

    Google

    Students learn about what a food chain is and the organisms and animals that contribute to it all the way up to the breakfast they ate that morning.

  • Product: Google Earth

    Subject: History-Social Science

    Topic: History General

    Age: 7-12, 13-18

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    Google Earth Poster

    Google

    This poster gives the message, "Bring History alive with Google Earth"

  • Product: Google Earth

    Subject: History-Social Science

    Topic: Crusades, mapping

    Age: 7-12, 13-18

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    Flying through the Crusades

    Frances Haugen, Teaching Assistant and Karin Thorne,Teacher

    This project will teach you how to make animations in Google Earth of flying over the earth along a path. You will also measure the distances between points on Google Earth and use Excel to calculate the total length of the path.

  • Product: Google Earth

    Subject: Social Studies

    Topic: Geography

    Age: 7-12

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    Geography - Scavenger Hunt of Physical Features, Grade 2

    Google

    Using a map (Google Earth) to locate important physical features and countries of North America

  • Product: Google Earth

    Subject: Social Studies

    Topic: History, Geography, Research

    Age: 7-12

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    History - Scavenger Hunt of Capital Cities, Grade 5

    Google

    Linking History and Geography by not only asking the question "Where are capital cities located?" but also "Why are they located there?"

  • Product: Google Earth

    Subject: History, Math

    Topic: History and Math

    Age: 7-12

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    History and Math - Presidential Homes, Grade 5

    Google

    Teaching students about life in the colonial period with an in depth look at our early presidents and an examination of measurement during the time period.

  • Product: Google Earth

    Subject: Social Studies

    Topic: History

    Age: 13-18

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    History - Renaissance, Grade 7

    Google

    The Renaissance was a period in which there was a revival of classical learning and the arts. Use this lesson to help your students learn about the history, accomplishments and geographic diffusion of the people of the period who were instrumental in this revival.

  • Product: Google Earth

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Solar System

    Age: 7-12

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    Science - Solar System, Grade 5

    Google

    Each planet in our solar system is unique; other elements of our solar system include the Sun, the Moon, asteroids, meteors, comets, etc. Use Google Sky to explore the cosmos.

  • Product: Google Earth

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Animals

    Age: 7-12

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    Science - Animal Habitats, Grade 3

    Google

    Teach your students about the life and habitats of various animals using a host of Google products to help them research, organize, and present their findings.

  • Product: Google Earth

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Geology

    Age: 7-12

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    Science - Plate Tectonics, Grade 6

    Google

    Teach students about plate tectonics in order to reveal to them the causes and impacts of earthquakes and volcanoes. Chart their movement with Google Earth

  • Product: Google Lit Trips

    Subject: English-Language Arts

    Topic: Literature

    Age: All

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    Bring books to life with Google Lit Trips

    Jerome Burg

    Google Lit Trips are free downloadable files that mark the journeys of characters from famous literature on the surface of Google Earth. At each location along the journey there are placemarks with pop-up windows containing a variety of resources including relevant media, thought provoking discussion starters, and links to supplementary information about “real world” references made in that particular portion of the story.

  • Product: Maps, Fusion Tables

    Subject: All

    Topic: Keeping maps updated live

    Age: 13-18

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    Update live map

    Google Fusion Tables team

    This takes you step-by-step through how to live update a map that is pulling data from a large spreadsheet.

  • Product: Multiple

    Subject: Computer Science

    Topic: Mathematics & computer science

    Age: 0-6, 7-12

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    Computer Science Unplugged

    Tim Bell, Ian H. Witten and Mike Fellow

    Computers are everywhere. We all need to learn how to use them, and many of us use them every day. But how do they work? How do they think? And how can people make them go faster and better? Computer Science is a fascinating subject that explores these very questions. The easy and fun activities in this book, designed for children of a range of ages, introduce you to some of the building blocks of how computers work—without the children using a computer at all! This book can be effectively used in enrichment and extension programmes, or even in the regular classroom. You don’t have to be a computer expert to enjoy learning these principles with your children. The book contains a range of activities, with background information explained simply. Answers to all problems are provided, and each activity ends with a ‘what’s it all about?’ section that explains the relevance of the activities.

  • Product: Scholar

    Subject: Research

    Topic: Search

    Age: 13-18

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    Google Scholar poster

    Google

    Need 6 authoritative sources before sunrise? This Google Scholar poster tells you how to access the resources in this tool.

  • Product: Science Fair

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Scientific Method

    Age: 13-18

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    Scientific Method

    Google Science Fair

    Get kids inspired about the Scientific Method. The Google Science Fair encourages students to take their experiments and communicate them to stakeholders by creating a video or presentation and a simple website. Here you can download everything from a competition overview presentation to a detailed Lesson Plan. You’ll also find key tips, rules and checklists to take the hassle out of explaining the essential small print to your budding scientists.

  • Product: Sites

    Subject: Social Studies

    Topic: Writing, American history

    Age: 13-18

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    Stories of America

    Kate E. O'Hara

    Using Google Sites, a class site entitled, "Stories of America,” will be created consisting of student created pages reflecting and exemplifying a particular time period, person or historical event in American history from the American Revolution to our present time in contemporary America.

  • Product: Sites

    Subject: Social Studies

    Topic: Cold War, writing

    Age: 13-18

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    Cold War Hotspots

    Melissa Quiter, James Lathrop, Cheryl Davis

    During the Cold War the levels of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union varied over time. Students will learn about these Cold War "Hot Spots" through collaborative research and Google Site building. They research and analyze the individual conflicts in teams and each team "takes on" a hot spot to explain to the class in a online "news site style" layout.

  • Product: Sites

    Subject: Language Arts

    Topic: Research, Greek mythology

    Age: 13-18

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    Greek Mythology Site

    Miriam Parkinson, Michelle Pizzuta

    A major part of the eighth grade integrated English and social studies curriculum is the study of Greek mythology. While students are learning the purpose of Greek mythology, this lesson plan will allow them to explore the characteristics of the Greek gods and goddesses. It is designed to make students self directed learners and active researchers in exploring Greek mythology. Students will make use of a KWL chart, informational databases, selected websites, and Google Sites.

  • Product: Sites, Fusion Tables

    Subject: All

    Topic: Making websites, presenting information

    Age: 13-18

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    Embed data visualization on a Site

    Google Fusion Tables team

    This takes you step-by-step through how to add the code to your Google Site to embed a data visualization.

  • Product: Sketchup

    Subject: Computer Design

    Topic: Computer Design, Architecture

    Age: 15-18

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    Sketchup in Action: Build a Solar Passive Cabin

    Lake Ginninderra College, Australia

    Sketchup enables students to imagine and design 3d buildings. In this lesson, students design a home for a real person, creating it based on the person's specific demands and interests.

  • Product: Sketchup

    Subject: Computer Design, Mathematics, Geography

    Topic: Geometry, Architecture, History

    Age: 13-18

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    Sketchup Tutorial: 5 Ways to use it in Your Classroom

    Google

    5 Cool Ideas for How to Use SketchUp in Your Classroom

  • Product: YouTube

    Subject: Science

    Topic: Physics, Gravity

    Age: 13-18

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    YouTube Space Lab

    Lenovo Education team and Dr. Kemi Jona of Northwestern University

    This lesson plan outlines a possible approach for delivering a single or multi-day lesson around the science of space and the YouTube Space Lab competition. Included in this document are learning objectives, lesson elements, rubrics for evaluation, and academic standards.

  • Product: YouTube

    Subject: Physics

    Topic: Videos on space and physics

    Age: 13-18

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    Space Lab science videos

    Google

    Every week, we add new playlists of the most inspiring space videos from across YouTube. Subscribe to the channel and be sure to check back often for videos about the solar system, physics, and more.

  • Product: YouTube

    Subject: All

    Topic: How teachers can use YT for education

    Age: All

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    YouTube for Teachers

    Google

    This collection of videos helps teachers learn to use YouTube to engage students. Visit us today to learn more.

  • Product: YouTube

    Subject: All

    Topic: Restrict default YT access to educational videos only

    Age: All

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    YouTube for Schools

    Google

    Sign up for YouTube for Schools to bring the power of video to your classrooms for free. Access thousands of free high quality educational videos on YouTube in a controlled environment.

  • Product: YouTube

    Subject: All

    Topic: A collection of educational videos

    Age: All

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    YouTube EDU

    Google

    Access tons of educational videos appropriate for a range of ages.

  • Product: YouTube

    Subject: Social Studies/ICT

    Topic: Digital literacy, online reputation, privacy online, tools and resources

    Age: 13-18

     View lesson plan

    Digital Literacy Curriculum

    Google (YouTube)

    The curriculum helps educate students on topics like: YouTube’s policies; how to report content on YouTube; how to protect their privacy online; how to be responsible YouTube community members; how to be responsible digital citizens, not only on YouTube, but in all online activity. Also available on google.com/edu/youtube/curric/

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