Thursday, May 17, 2012

Google Docs: Research Pane

Google Apps recently released a new Research Pane to all their users. This first appeared in normal Gmail accounts and has slowly crept into Google Apps users. I noticed it yesterday morning when I logged in to my school account.

This is a great new feature that allows you to research the web, find images, and quotes from inside of a Google Document. Check out this video for more information and classroom applications:

For more information on this new feature check out Google's Blog on this topic titled: "Find Facts and Do Research Inside Google Documents."

Another great source is one of my new favorite blogs, Free Technology For Teachers.  He also has a post and some great screen shots as well titled: "Search the Web Within Your Google Documents."

Way to go Google!  Keep the new features coming.