Google launches classroom project

by admin October 12, 2006 at 4:29 am

Weeks into a new school year, Google has started courting K-12 teachers with a resource guide on how to use its applications in the classroom.

Late Wednesday, the search giant launched the site Google for Educators. The site includes how-to video tutorials for products like Blogger; lesson plans for applications like Google Earth; and links to a training academy to become a “Google certified teacher,” a pilot program for teachers to learn about technology.

“We think of this site as a platform of teaching resources–for everything from blogging and collaborative writing to geographical search tools and 3D modeling software–and we want you to fill it in with your great ideas,” according to Google’s site.

With the educators’ site, Google continues a run on diversifying its business. Earlier this week, the company announced a $1.65 billion acquisition of video-sharing Web site YouTube.

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