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Google Docs, November 25, 2010 @ McGill Faculty Club

Google Docs, November 25, 2010 @ McGill Faculty Club

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  • 1. GoogleDocs An introduction for the BCT teachers November 26, 2010 McGill Faculty Club
  • 2. What is it?  A web environment to create, share, and edit your work online  Upload your files from your desktop: It's easy to get started and it's free!  Word documents, Presentations, Drawings, Spreadsheets  Access anywhere: Edit and view your docs from any computer or smart phone  Share your work: Real-time collaboration means work gets done more quickly
  • 3. Why use it?  Introducing a new Google Docs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_hJ3R8jEZM&feature=channel  When creating a document together, or sharing it with colleagues (lesson plans, project activities, assessment rubrics, etc)  It is faster and more convenient than passing around a document  All invited colleagues may update the document
  • 4. Creating a document  Go to http://docs.google.com  Sign in with your Google account  Select from the options:  Create New…  Upload (an existing document)  Select conversion options: Only converted files can be edited online.  Convert documents to the corresponding Google Docs formats  Convert text from PDF or image files to Google Docs documents.
  • 5. Sharing a document: Sharing settings  Visibility options:  Public on the web: Anyone on the Internet can find and access. No sign-in required.  Anyone with the link: Anyone who has the link can access. No sign-in required.  Private: Only people explicitly granted permission can access. Sign-in required.  Edit access:  Allow anyone to edit (no sign-in required)
  • 6. Other options  File > See revision history  You can keep track of changes (and of the person who made them), and even revert to an older version.  Browse templates gallery (https://docs.google.com/templates)  You can pick one of the templates in the gallery. Each template has standard text that you can replace with your own, and preset formatting that you can reuse.
  • 7. Hands-on Activity  Get together in groups of three  One person creates a new “Document” and share it  Each member of the group edit the document  Take your notes from the previous activity:  The planning of collaborative projects

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