Google Docs Multiple Class Projects with online documentation
What is Google Docs A Web Based Document Suite Like Microsoft Office Word Processing Spreadsheet Creation Presentation Development
What it is not It is not as Robust as Microsoft Office It does not handle Database applications It does not do advanced spreadsheet functions
What it can do Store your documents on the Internet Allow multiple users to edit the same document simultaneously Set limits on who can edit and view the document Allow the document to be accessed from the Internet
How Can this be used at school? Students can work in groups across multiple classes. For example astudent in 1A could work on a project with a student in 3B Students can allow the teacher access to view the document as it is being developed Students can save their projects online (no lost assignments) Students do not need to have a specific version of a word processing program.
Working with Google Docs http://docs.google.com Login with your Google Account If you do not have a google account create one.
Create New Document In the Top Left of your web browser there is a dropdown that will allow you to create a new document.
Other uses for staff Google Docs (as well as wiki’s) offer a change for a team of individuals to work together. Departments can collaborate in a more relaxed schedule to develop lesson plans, procedures, and other documents. Documents can be developed and shared without e-mail, editing, resending, and re-editing.
Google Docs Easy to keep documents Edit across multiple users