Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun 16

5 Google Tools #5 – Google Fusion Tables

5. Google Fusion Tables The final tool is another one that I really had no idea even existed. This one has similar functionality to Google Docs-Spreadsheets, but makes it quite a bit easier to make graphs, maps, charts, etc. The most useful iteration of this is the creation of an intensity map, or “heat map.” …

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Jun 15

5 Google Tools #4 – Google Health

4. Google Health   The last two tools will break from the freshman English theme and move into science. I chose to explore Google Health because I had no idea it even existed. This tool allows you to keep track of your own health records, including conditions, medications, doctors info, immunizations, and more. The feature …

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Jun 14

5 Google Tools #3 – Google Books

3. Custom “Bookshelves” in Google Books Again, I selected this option to explore because I hadn’t spent much time with it. I do use Google Books (I even have the app on my iPad), but as I find iBooks and Kindle to be better and easier to use, I have not paid much attention to …

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Jun 13

5 Google Tools #2 – Timelines

2. View Timelines in search results I chose this tool because it is one of those tools that falls into the category of “I knew it was there, but I never use it.” In my day-to-day life, I rarely have a need to view historical timelines for anything. However, I can see that they would …

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Jun 12

5 Google Tools #1 – Google Squared

1. Google Squared Google Squared creates a dynamic “database” of sorts of your search results. You can add or remove columns to customize what information is displayed, and click on a cell to see possible alternate values than what Google selected. For example, I decided to search for “freshman English reading lists,” and was presented …

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