We all know Google Search. And Google Documents. And Google Earth. But...

there are many uncharted Google tools in Google Labs (many not even released yet!) that I bet you didn't know exist. Leave a comment and let me know if you've heard of any of these... 1.) Google Docs - Google Docs is a suite of products that lets you create different kinds of documents, work on them in real time with other people, and store your documents and your other files -- all online, and all for free. With an Internet connection, you can access your documents and files from any computer, anywhere in the world. 2.) Google Mars - Doesn't look promising that you'll be able to send your students to Mars anytime soon... at least not in person! Take a tour of Mars with this nifty Google tool where you can view the planet in three views: Elevation, Visible, or Infrared. 3.) Google Building Maker - A great 3D modeling tool used for adding buildings to Google Earth. You can select a city and create a real building in that city based on images provided by Google. 4.) Google Swiffy - Annoyed that you can't view Flash files on your iPad? You're not alone. Haven't tried this one myself, but Google claims "Swiffy converts Flash SWF files to HTML5, allowing you to reuse Flash content on devices without a Flash player (such as iPhones and iPads). 5.) Google Music India - Listen to thousands of full Indian songs. You can search by artist, albums, or songs. Great way to spice up a lesson on India. Google Music Beta is under way shortly… 6.) Google App Inventor - Who said you needed to be a programmer to build great mobile applications? With Google's App Inventor you can visually design applications and use blocks to specify application logic. 7.) Google Image Swirl - Have visual learners in your classroom? With this neat tool from Google you can organize image search results based on their visual and semantic similarities. They results are displayed in a unique exploratory interface, great for brainstorming, researching, and exploring.

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