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Google Docs

  1. 1. Documents, Presentations, Spreadsheets & Forms Amy Reynolds , Assistant Director Joshua Wolff , Staff Developer   Office of Instructional Technology / Manhattan Division of Accountability & Achievement Resources
  2. 2. What is Google Docs? <ul><ul><li>Google Docs is a free, web-based word processor, spreadsheet and presentation tool that allows you to create and edit documents from anywhere and collaborate with multiple people at the same time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs for Educators http://tinyurl.com/6j7ds7 </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Anywhere access & collaboration <ul><li>Google Docs is different: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Documents are saved online and can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration: Multiple people can work together on the same document. No need to email documents back and forth. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pick who can access your documents </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Access documents from anywhere <ul><ul><li>Work from any computer, 24/7, since documents are stored securely online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All you need is browser and internet connection, no software version requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No more misplaced files or papers </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Saves changes automatically / Add collaborators to documents
  6. 6. Folders organize your work
  7. 7. Ability to publish document
  8. 8. Not just documents… Forms, Spreadsheets and presentations too! View documents online…
  9. 9. Getting Started <ul><ul><li>Google Account https://www.google.com/accounts/NewAccount   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documents www.google.com - Sign In </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help http://tinyurl.com/ysjtfe </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Overview Google Docs… <ul><ul><li>Share and collaborate in real time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create and share your work online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload from and save to your desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit anytime, from anywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pick who can access your documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share changes in real time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Files are stored securely online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publish Docs if desired </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It's FREE! </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Make long URLs usable at tinyurl.com Example The following URL: http://www.mapquest.com/maps?name=John+F.+Kennedy+Internatio nal+Airport+(JFK)&city=Jamaica&state=NY&address=Jfk+International+Airport&zipcode=11430&country=US&amp;latitude=40.64296&longitude=-73.78968&geocode=ADDRESS This URL has a length of 212 characters and resulted in the following TinyURL which has a length of 19 characters: tinyurl.com/5e5y8c

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