Sunday, June 27, 2010

Curiouser and Curiouser or Google Labs


Google Labs - Explore Google's Technology Playground


While Google is old enough to be someone's teenager many people have never been beyond the search screen. Whether they overlook or forget the About GoogleMore and Even More links...





enough products and projects exist which can pique the interest of those who can relate to Alice in Wonderland as Alice cried, "Curiouser and curiouser!" (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English). There are enough Google products and experiments for those exploring their curiouser and curiouser aspect in life to go beyond the Google search screen.


So what do you see when you select the even more option?
More Google Products




Google Labs is a playground where our more adventurous users can play around with prototypes of some of our wild and crazy ideas and offer feedback directly to the engineers who developed them.  Please note that Labs is the first phase in a lengthy product development process and none of this stuff is guaranteed to make it onto Google.com.  While some of our crazy ideas might grow into the next Gmail or iGoogle, others might turn out to be, well, just plain crazy.


For users of other Google products you may have seen the small green lab icon in Gmail, Google Mobile Apps, Google Maps, Calendar, YouTube...so go ahead let your curiouser side take a few minutes and explore something new then share what you learned with someone, anyone...you never know the conversations and connections you will share.




So go ahead try something new, demonstrate, the Wonder Wheel, Image Swirl, GMail lab options, Google Listen or just peruse the labs that Graduated or any of the Google Lab products in this Wordle:






How old is Google? Check out the Google Timeline visually or the text version.


Check out the Google in Education Diigo group for multiple links on Google and Learning.


Google Apps for Educators

Google Apps Education Edition

Google Apps for Educators Search Lesson Plans

Google Apps for Educators Lesson Plans by levels

So explore and play in Google's Technology Playground aka Google Labs. Challenge yourself and friends to pick a product or experiment then share with others.


Do you play in Google's Technology Playground? Any group challenges that you would like to share? Any that you dislike? Did you provide feedback to the engineers? What piques your curiosity?
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