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  • 1. Google Docs Using Google Documents in the Classroom
  • 2. What is Google Docs? Google Documents is a document sharing  program It makes sharing and editing documents with  students/colleges very easy and efficient
  • 3. Why use Google Docs? Quick and easy editing  You don’t have to send it back and forth in  e-mail Once someone updates and saves it the  other collaborators also have the new updated copy!! If you use iGoogle you have everything  you need in one place, even if your not on YOUR computer
  • 4. Why use Google Docs in my Classroom?? For the students: For you:  Group collaboration  Fulfills NTCEs goal of – Good way to track who writing as a process worked on the  Organize and keep track project/when of grades, to do lists, Promotes peer/group  worksheets, etc. editing  **Worked saved Monitor progress  automatically, no more (no more “dog ate my homework” lost documents excuses) Fulfills NTCEs goal of   Track student progress writing as a process as they go!
  • 5. What do teachers have to say? “I can also see who students collaborated with and  when. It is easy and fun to use and they no longer lose documents either by failing to save or having crashed hard drives. Google Docs & Spreadsheets enables them to have 24/7 access to their documents from anywhere…since they are online.” ~Esther Wojcicki, Journalism Teacher, Palo Alto High School For more user reviews check out:  http://www.google.com/google-d-s/tour5.html
  • 6. Basic Overview Introduction to:  – Main window – Folders, Contacts – New, Upload, New Folder – Main window where documents are located Google Docs Basic Layout 
  • 7. Creating a New Document Documents can be  created in Google Docs – Document – Spreadsheet – Presentation Creating a Document 
  • 8. Exporting a New Document Documents can be  exported and saved on your computer This helps if  someone sends you a document that you want to save Exporting Documents 
  • 9. Uploading a Document You can upload a document that you already  have on your computer This allows you to share it with others easily  Uploading a Document 
  • 10. Sharing a Document Sharing documents  with colleagues and students Easy editing  Don’t have to send  an e-mail each time its updated Sharing a Document 
  • 11. Opening a Shared Document You’ll get an e-mail when someone has shared a  document with you The message should look similar to the picture below  Opening a Shared Doc 
  • 12. Using Folders Help organize all  your documents Easily and Quickly  accessible Using Folders 
  • 13. Now it’s your turn… Follow the directions on the “Now it’s  your turn…” worksheet your professor gave you in order to start your own Google Docs site!!  Refer back to the power point at any time if you don’t remember how to do something
  • 14. Surveys Please fill out the online surveys  http://www.createsurvey.com/c/58572-e4gRcp/ I can use the feedback both for my  W210 class and for my Community of Teachers portfolio  Please only fill it out once