How can you use Google's other services with your students?
Need current events? Need them in a variety of languages, from a variety of national perspectives? Want to customize what you see? Then try using Google news with your students, or to inform yourself about what is happening around the world.
Get real data for real inquiries. Find out what people have been searching for as a way of analyzing language development, tracking issues, identifying regional interest, and for answering other questions that connect your units to the real world. For example, a search on 'makerspace' shows that the term began to be used in April 2011 and originated in the US, with interest increasing over time.
Go anywhere, for free! Google Earth is not just for learning geography. There are so many features that can support learning in many other subjects. Use this Guide to get started with ideas.
Love post its? Have ideas that you want to jot down quickly, keep, and organized - but not on paper? Try Google Keep and also share this tool with your students. It is a simple and effective way to keep all those bits and pieces of 'things' you want to remember - as text, audio, images, and lists. And they can also be shared with others. For example, it could be used as a simple project management tool for group work.
Books and Scholar
Google Books allows you and your students to search through eBooks and to read excerpts. You can create your own collections (Bookshelves).
Google Scholar is a specialized search engine that searches professional articles and other sources. Particularly for DP students, this is an important alternative to traditional search engines.