Google Docs in the Classroom


Google Docs in the Classroom
Link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRqUE6IHTEA&feature=player_embedded


Find Google Docs here.

Resource Links

Google Docs Tour
Google for Educators
Google Docs Training Videos
Google Docs Templates

Overview:

  1. It's free.
  2. Instead of losing track the location of my document (on my memory stick, home computer or work computer), I can store it in a central place and access it from any computer, always sure I am working on the latest version!
  3. Up to ten users can edit a word processing document or presentation simultaneously, and each user will see the changes made by other users almost instantly (fifty people can simultaneously edit a spreadsheet).
  4. Up to two hundred people can view a document simultaneously.
  5. Can automatically convert the body of an e-mail (and/or an e-mail attachment) into a word processing document.
  6. Can post documents to a variety of blog sites directly from Google Docs.
  7. Can feed a spreadsheet with live data gathered from the Web.
  8. Automatically saves revisions (can save hundreds of them), so you can revert back to an old version easily.
  9. One is able to embed comments in the document.
  10. Widely used and offers opportunity to peruse and use many different templates and opportunities for google search integration.
  11. Integrates technology into the daily curriculum.
  12. Students become more excited about writing tasks due to this inclusion of technology.
  13. Expectations of students are raised as their peers will be viewing their work.
    Google Docs Tips from TechLearning 12/13/07
    Teaching Collaborate Writing with Google Docs
    14 Interesting Ways to use Google Docs in the Classroom
    Tutorial created by a third grade class outlining how to log in to Google Docs

Sample on mh jing http://www.screencast.com/t/i3ppLUliQ