Most Google products can be located simply by typing the name of the product followed by dot google dot com. It is oftentimes faster to go directly to the website rather than trying to locate the icon in the apps chooser. Some Google products are not available in the apps chooser so it is important to memorize this simple pattern.
Google Fonts: fonts.google.com
Google Keep: keep.google.com
My Maps: mymaps.google.com
Google Scholar: scholar.google.com
Google Books: books.google.com
Google Contacts: contacts.google.com
Google Apps Script: script.google.com
Google Domains: domains.google.com
My Account: accounts.google.com
Product Forums: productforums.google.com
Maps Bookmarks: bookmarks.google.com
Google Arts and Culture: culturalinstitute.google.com
Google Mars: mars.google.com
Google Public Data: publicdata.google.com
Google Sky: sky.google.com
Google Docs: docs.google.com
Google Sheets: sheets.google.com
Google Slides: slides.google.com
Google Forms: forms.google.com
Google Drawing: drawings.google.com
Google Drive: drive.google.com
Google Classroom: classroom.google.com
Google Calendar: calendar.google.com
Google Sites: sites.google.com
BIG NEWS: Google announced they are updating Google Sites!
Other Google Products
Google Maps: maps.google.com
Google Images: images.google.com
Side note: these images are NOT free to use. They are probably under copyright. Check before you use.
Google Hangouts: hangouts.google.com
Use the menu to locate Google Hangouts on Air (GHO) to record to YouTube.
Google Plus: plus.google.com
Google Spaces: spaces.google.com
Google News: news.google.com
Google Photos: photos.google.com
Google Voice: voice.google.com
Google Translate: translate.google.com
And Then There is YouTube
YouTube breaks the pattern. YouTube is owned by Google and you can find it by going to youtube.com.
Gmail can also be located by gmail.google.com but more likely you will just type gmail.com.
Instead of using the apps chooser to find your apps, use the keyboard shortcut Control T. This opens a new tab. Without touching the mouse, start typing the name of your Google product followed by .google.com and press enter. Boom.
Not Exactly, But Use This
The above link takes you to a Google Search. Type in anything. It searches the web for websites that have DATA. Even better, the data can be directly exported to a Google Sheets spreadsheet. Have students use real data and spreadsheets. This is a valuable life skill you can impart on your students.
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