December 8, 2009
Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location: 8201 Rockaway Blvd, Queens, NY 11413


8:30 am - 9:00 am Welcome and Updates
9:00 am - 11:30 am Creating Tutorials to Support Instruction - November Learning (Brian Mull) see:

ISTE NETS: Participants to complete Google Form upon completion of tutorial.

11:30 - 12:15 - Lunch
12:15 - 2:45 - Using Advanced Google Tools to Support Instruction - November Learning (Brian Mull)
2:45 - 3:00 - Discussion and Evaluation ""

Upcoming Tech Liaison Meetings in January, 2010

Go to Protraxx and search for:
1/14/10 - 051-10-035-028
1/15/10 - 051-10-035-029

All Upcoming OETQ Professional Development Workshops

Tools for Today

Atomic Learning

Google Search using the Advanced Tool - Narrowing your search

See Brian's Wikispace page on Information Literacy

Enter "us census" 2000 - now decide what kind of file you'd like - try Excel
When you enter Excel in the advanced search field, your search is narrowed down to Excel only.

Examples to try:
  1. Find census data from 2000
  2. Find information about Haiku coming from Japan - Use a country code for japan then advanced search with .jp - haiku lesson plans .jp
  3. Narrow a search about Mars to k12 resources written by NASA
    mars k12 interactive (in exact wording in advanced search ) and search with site - Try mars k12 lessons interactive and select Shockwave format.
  4. Cancer research from universities in New Zealand - cancer research treatment - Also check under date ( below) and see what's been written in the past month.
  5. Information on turtles from schools in the US - turtle habitats (phrase) schools net; try turtles

TRY THIS - Go to google and click on "wonder wheel" - Very Cool!

More Google

Create an account in Google, if you don't have one already. Go to "" click on "sign in" and then "create an account".
"Even More" search - Go to "more" then "even more" gives you access to more tools.

Cool Google Tools
"Alerts" - Sends you email updates on specific topics you pre-select.

"RSS" - Feeds that bring selected news to YOU. Look for the orange icon that says "Subscribe". In Firefox, it shows up as "Subscribe". In Safari, it shows us as "RSS". You subscribe to an RSS feed. This method will work on all browsers.

How-To Add an RSS link to your Google Reader
  1. Go to a site you regularly read. Look for the RSS link on the page.
  2. Hover over the link. Check that the link at the bottom is different from the web page link in the URL box.
  3. Find the link and copy the link (right click on a pc) location.
  4. Go to the reader (
  5. Once on the google reader page, go to "Add a subscription" on the upper left.
  6. Then right click/control click and paste the link into the box.
  7. Click "Add".
  8. Check that you have a new link on the bottom left.

Google_Maps.png @ google maps
Samples: Timbuktu Caravan Project, Lincoln History Along the Inaugural Route


  1. Go to google maps and sign in. Go to "My Maps" or get started.
  2. Start a new map - click on "create a new map".
  3. Name your map and put in a description.
  4. Once it's created, save it.
  5. You can add audio, images and text into your map.
  6. You can add lines by going to the map by clicking on the editing button.
  7. You can draw a shape around an area, add lines and descriptions.
  8. PLAY! or or Screenr (need twitter account) or or (download Wink 2.0 software) or

Steps for Screencast

  1. Open an account in screencast
  2. Under Construction - Network DOWN!

Steps for Jing


  1. Plan your script! Take time to do this
  2. Create an account and download jing.
  3. Follow the prompts to put your jing into your applications folder.
  4. A sun will appear. Hover over the sun and three bulbs will appear.
  5. Click on the one that says "capture" and cross hairs will appear.
  6. Highlight to part of the screen you want to capture.
  7. Click and save.
  8. To publish, click on the gear button under the sun Jing.
  9. Create a new button and call it " embed"
  10. Change Clipboard contents to "Embed code".
  11. Drag your buttons so they are together.
  12. Click save button
  13. Save to desktop or "always prompt me". Choose the desktop option.
  14. Save again. You have a new button bar at the bottom.
  15. To embed on a wikispace (like this!), open the wiki page, click on the television icon, choose "other" and then paste the embed code into the box.
  16. Check the size of the image (300ish) and then submit.
  17. Ta DaH!


Steps for Screenr


  1. Create an account in twitter.
  2. Click on "Create a Screencast Now"
  3. Be sure to download Java if you don't have it.
  4. Follow the prompts!

Steps for Screenjelly

Screenjelly records your screen activity with your voice so you can spread it via Twitter or email.
Use it to quickly share cool apps or software tips, report a bug, or just show stuff you like.
To start recording, click on the red button. No need to install or download anything!

Steps for

Steps for


Free Online Screen Recorder

  • Register & use it anywhere, anytime
    No download. Compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, Linux.
  • Capture videos of onscreen action in one click
    Record screencasts, tutorials, demos, training, lectures and more.
  • Share and stream videos online in Flash
    Embed them on blogs and webpages or send them by email.
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