Even More Google: A Jigsaw Activity

You will each be assigned to one of four teams: Blue, Red, Yellow, or Green. Each team will pick one Google product from the list below and become "experts" on the product.

The following are blank wiki pages dedicated to products we haven't had the time to cover in the course of these trainings:
  1. Gmail & Google Talk*
  2. Google Calendar*
  3. Google Desktop
  4. Google Groups* (See the Google Groups in the Classroom PDF for inspiration.)
  5. Google Video and YouTube*
  6. iGoogle
  7. Picasa Web (and Picasa for Windows)
  8. Anything else we missed that you'd like to learn. (Maybe even Google Custom Search.)

Access the products from the Google More page.

Each team will answer the following questions for the product they choose. Assign one person to be the scribe and record ideas in the wiki pages above:
  1. What is the tool? How does it work? What's special about it?
  2. How might this tool be useful to students & teachers?
  3. What else do we want to know about this tool?

  • If we have only four groups, these four would be good to cover.