Bookmarks, Notebook, and Other Browser Extensions



Start by Installing the Google Toolbar for Firefox.



Google Bookmarks for Educators


The Tool: http://www.google.com/bookmarks/
The FAQs: http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007/03/google-bookmarks-faq.html

Demonstration

Hands-On Experience
  • Add Bookmark (Lower Left)
  • Manage Labels (Lower Left)
  • Sort Bookmarks (Upper Right)
  • Export Bookmarks (Lower Left)
  • Import Bookmarks (using the Google Toolbar)
  • And... Web History
  • Add Bookmarks to iGoogle

Educational Use:
  • Organize your own research (and web tools).
  • Collect resources to use with your colleagues and students.
  • Access your bookmarks from your desk, the computer lab, and at home.
  • Moving from room to room
  • Access resources from other people's computers

Note: We'll look at Bookmark functions in the Google Toolbar in the Extensions segment below (if we haven't covered it already).



Google Notebook for Educators


The Tool: http://www.google.com/notebook/
FAQs: http://www.google.com/googlenotebook/faq.html

Demonstration

Walk Through
  • Create Account
  • Create Notebooks
  • Unfiled Bookmarks (See Below)
  • Sort & Filter
  • Tools
  • New Note
  • New Section (Click open space beneath a note and then click Add Section.)
  • Share and Publish (See sharing options in the upper right.)
  • Export (At the bottom of the page)
  • And... Web History (Upper right, near your account information)
  • Add Google Notebook to iGoogle

Educational Use:
  • Organize your own research (and web tools), complete with annotations.
  • Collect resources to share with colleagues and students.
  • Create a WebQuest.
  • And More... (We will generate these to close the activity.)

Note: We'll look at the Notebook Extension in the segment below (if we haven't covered it already).




Google Firefox Extensions for Educators


Google Toolbar

Google Browser Sync
Google Definitions
Google Docs Bar (gDocsBar)
Google Translate Extension (Hints: Alt+Click to translate, Rt. Click to Change Languages)
Googlepedia
gMail Space
Even More Google (From Google)
Even More Google (From Firefox)

Time Permitting: Google Gears

More cool extensions (Time Permitting): Build A Better Browser (A Workshop Wiki)