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June 25, 2007




                    DOCS & SPREADSHEETS
                        IN THE CLASSROOM




ESTHER WOJCICKI
Pal...
DOCS & SPREADSHEETS IN EDUCATION

 Where it is being used now:


 Journalism classes

 ESL classes

 English classes

 Soc...
JOURNALISM AT PALO ALTO HIGH

 Journalism programs are using Docs and Spreadsheets.

   CAMPANILE (newspaper) 70 students
...
http://voice.paly.net Journalism website

 2005 winner of two Webby Awards




                                           4
CAMPANILE: newspaper
Columbia Crown winner, National Scholastic Press Hall of Fame




                                   ...
VERDE MAGAZINE

 National Scholastic Press PaceMaker




                                       6
Docs & Spreadsheets in the English classroom

 Suggested use of Docs in the classroom:

                           •ESSAYS...
Student essays

 Of Mice and Men essay




                         8
STUDENTS CAN TAKE TESTS




                          9
ADVANTAGES OF DOCS & SPREADSHEETS

          WHY WOULD AN ENGLISH/JOURNALISM TEACHER USE IT?


 1. Makes peer collaboratin...
Reasons teachers use Docs & Spreadsheets

 Students love it, no more coaxing kids to do their writing
 assignments. They b...
REVISIONS HISTORY

 Teachers can see exactly what was revised, by whom, and when




                                     ...
GETTING STARTED

 Have students set up a Google Account using any
  email address
 OR
 Have them sign up for a Gmail Accou...
Assignments for English

 •Collaborative book reports

 •Co-editing essays

 •Collaborative research papers

 •Group discu...
Assignments for Beginning Journalism

   Personality profiles
   Movie reviews
   Restaurant reviews
   Books reviews
   P...
Docs & Spreadsheets in Advanced Journalism

  Editors can easily make comments online to reporters

  All students submit ...
Joe Bellino and Ailish Zompa,
ESL teachers at Montgomery Blair High School
            are using Google Docs
      to help...
ESLGoogle Docs Project
  The teachers found that Google Docs had a
     number of advantages over NiceNet.
       • Studen...
Why the ESL teachers used Docs
• They wanted students to have the
  opportunity to easily read the writing of
  their clas...
Get students to change their display name so
teachers can recognize the name.




                                        ...
IF YOU DON’T CHANGE THE USER NAME

 This is what your inbox will look like--




                                         ...
ADDING COLLABORATORS

 Collaborators email address must be added to each document




                                    ...
Revisions and how they look




                              23
Google Docs Project
   Each student’s editing is a different color




                                                 24
REVISIONS

 TEACHERS can always see who revised the essay and
  at what time. It is listed under the “Revisions” Menu.

 I...
Two students collaborated on this essay




                                          26
INSERTING A COMMENT

 Click where you want to place the comment




                                             27
Collaboration Options

    Collaborators can either write directly on the essay

                            Or

         ...
COMMENTS ARE EASY TO SEE




                           29
CHANGING YOUR COMMENTS




    To change a comment, click on the
     comment and a menu will appear
 allowing you to chan...
WHAT HAPPENS TO COMMENTS?

 All comments are automatically removed from the
 version of the document that you preview, pub...
Students can easily post to a blog




                                     32
Go to Blog Site Settings

 Make sure that blogger.com (beta version) is selected




                                     ...
PUBLISHING YOUR DOCUMENT

 Students can publish so easily..Just click “Publish Document,” if
 they want a separate link to...
Easy to set up a Blog




                        35
Example of student blog

 Topic: People are rude




                          36
THIS IS WHAT IT CAN LEAD TO…!

 Student now Blogging for CNet




                                 37
TIPS FOR USING DOCS




      TIPS TO MAKE THE
    PROGRAM EASY TO USE



                          38
ORGANIZING STUDENT WORK

 You can create a folder for each class




                                          39
NAME FOLDER BY CLASS NAME

 Just type in the box




                            40
ADD DESCRIPTION UNDER NAME

 You might want to put class period




                                      41
EACH ESSAY CAN HAVE A FOLDER

 You can save each essay folder within the class folder




                                ...
SORTING FUNCTIONS




   The previously available sorting
   function will return by the end of
   August. Docs & Spreadsh...
SOME TIPS

 Students can change spacing and font




                                        44
PRINTING TRICKS

 To print a document, student must select print from the tool bar
 menu or the document will not print pr...
Groups: the way to communicate with the class




                                                46
Easy to set up a Group
Send students assignments, reminders, articles




                                                ...
Example of Group Discussions

 Any student in class can post




                                 48
Gmail and Docs & Spreadsheets


   New Features for Gmail users
  Option to open the email attachment
 as a Google Documen...
Spreadsheet ideas
Ideas other than math

            Grades
                  •Teachers keep track
                  •Stud...
AN EXAMPLE OF SPREADSHEETS
   Checkbook exercise using Spreadsheets




                                           51
ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF SPREADSHEETS

 A WAY TO KEEP GRADES




                                  52
More ideas for using Spreadsheets

                 Real time Data Sites

                 Weather information

          ...
Collaborating on a Spreadsheet




 CHAT IS AVAILABLE TO SPREADSHEET
 USERS

 DISCUSS IS AVAILABLE IF MULTIPLE
 USERS ARE ...
Music to an English teacher’s ears….




          Please, please……. can we work on our
          Romeo and Juliet paper t...
MAIN REASON I LIKE DOCS &
SPREADSHEETS

             Students Love It
        It changes attitudes about writing!!




   ...
Thanks for your attention


     For further information contact me at

               Heywoj@gmail.com

                 ...
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  1. 1. June 25, 2007 DOCS & SPREADSHEETS IN THE CLASSROOM ESTHER WOJCICKI Palo Alto High School 1
  2. 2. DOCS & SPREADSHEETS IN EDUCATION Where it is being used now: Journalism classes ESL classes English classes Social studies classes 2
  3. 3. JOURNALISM AT PALO ALTO HIGH Journalism programs are using Docs and Spreadsheets. CAMPANILE (newspaper) 70 students VERDE (magazine) 35 students BEGINNING JOURNALISM: 160 students http://voice.paly.net (website) 30 students 3
  4. 4. http://voice.paly.net Journalism website 2005 winner of two Webby Awards 4
  5. 5. CAMPANILE: newspaper Columbia Crown winner, National Scholastic Press Hall of Fame 5
  6. 6. VERDE MAGAZINE National Scholastic Press PaceMaker 6
  7. 7. Docs & Spreadsheets in the English classroom Suggested use of Docs in the classroom: •ESSAYS •VOCABULARY WORK •CREATIVE WRITING •POETRY PORTFOLIOS •ESSAY TESTS •CLASSWORK 7
  8. 8. Student essays Of Mice and Men essay 8
  9. 9. STUDENTS CAN TAKE TESTS 9
  10. 10. ADVANTAGES OF DOCS & SPREADSHEETS WHY WOULD AN ENGLISH/JOURNALISM TEACHER USE IT? 1. Makes peer collaborating and editing exciting and fun. 2. Saves automatically (no more complaints about I lost my work) 3. Easy access from any Internet computer (eliminates “my computer crashed” because it is always online 4. Teacher can monitor student work easily & offer comments & suggestions at any point in the assignment. Hard for students to tell those big fibs when you can see their revision history online. 10
  11. 11. Reasons teachers use Docs & Spreadsheets Students love it, no more coaxing kids to do their writing assignments. They beg to go to the computer lab to work on a collaborative assignment with their partner. Easy to see which student contributed what because there is a “Revisions History” and you can see who contributed. Easy for students to publish their work online using Blogger. Just click! Gives students an authentic audience for their work: parents, peers, friends and blogs. 11
  12. 12. REVISIONS HISTORY Teachers can see exactly what was revised, by whom, and when 12
  13. 13. GETTING STARTED Have students set up a Google Account using any email address OR Have them sign up for a Gmail Account If district blocks email accounts, sign up for as many dummy email accounts as you need and let students use them in class. Easiest way to get started is to to take students into a computer lab and guide them through the process. 13
  14. 14. Assignments for English •Collaborative book reports •Co-editing essays •Collaborative research papers •Group discussions about literary topics (4 students to a group) •Vocabulary work either individual or in pairs •Creative writing •Poetry or writing porfolios (all saved on Docs & Spreadsheets) •Class Blog: upload work to class blog (controlled viewers who are invited) 14
  15. 15. Assignments for Beginning Journalism Personality profiles Movie reviews Restaurant reviews Books reviews Product reviews Peer editing built into program Collaborative work on investigative stories Easy to publish work to webpage News stories: students can check each other for accuracy Sports: peer edit and upload stories to a Sports Blog Opinion: designate topic and have students collaborate Publish student opinion on class blog or school blog 15
  16. 16. Docs & Spreadsheets in Advanced Journalism Editors can easily make comments online to reporters All students submit articles on D & S; easy to revise. Students also submit them in hard copy Editors also edit on paper as a backup D & S helps develop online peer editing groups Easy to spot errors in structure early and give immediate feedback Easy to save in a variety of formats Easy to find a student’s work---just use search engine in Docs Easy to rename any article 16
  17. 17. Joe Bellino and Ailish Zompa, ESL teachers at Montgomery Blair High School are using Google Docs to help English language learners become critical readers and writers Montgomery Blair High School Rockville, Maryland 17
  18. 18. ESLGoogle Docs Project The teachers found that Google Docs had a number of advantages over NiceNet. • Students could insert comments into documents. • Teachers could watch documents develop. Teachers found peer conferencing more effective when done with Google Docs. 18
  19. 19. Why the ESL teachers used Docs • They wanted students to have the opportunity to easily read the writing of their classmates • They wanted students to practice using language that would help their classmates improve ideas and development • They wanted to encourage students to improve their own ideas and development. 19
  20. 20. Get students to change their display name so teachers can recognize the name. 20
  21. 21. IF YOU DON’T CHANGE THE USER NAME This is what your inbox will look like-- 21
  22. 22. ADDING COLLABORATORS Collaborators email address must be added to each document 22
  23. 23. Revisions and how they look 23
  24. 24. Google Docs Project Each student’s editing is a different color 24
  25. 25. REVISIONS TEACHERS can always see who revised the essay and at what time. It is listed under the “Revisions” Menu. If five students work on the same project, each student’s name will be listed under revisions and you can see the work that student did on the project. Each student’s revisions are in a different color--- automatically assigned by Docs Students must list each other as ‘COLLABORATORS’ or they will not be able to work together on essays. 25
  26. 26. Two students collaborated on this essay 26
  27. 27. INSERTING A COMMENT Click where you want to place the comment 27
  28. 28. Collaboration Options Collaborators can either write directly on the essay Or Collaborators can insert comments Teachers should always be listed as collaborators so they can edit and monitor 28
  29. 29. COMMENTS ARE EASY TO SEE 29
  30. 30. CHANGING YOUR COMMENTS To change a comment, click on the comment and a menu will appear allowing you to change the background color, delete the comment, or incorporate the text into your document. 30
  31. 31. WHAT HAPPENS TO COMMENTS? All comments are automatically removed from the version of the document that you preview, publish, or post. The comments remain intact in the original Docs & Spreadsheet document, and will continue to be visible when you view the document from the "Edit" screen. . 31
  32. 32. Students can easily post to a blog 32
  33. 33. Go to Blog Site Settings Make sure that blogger.com (beta version) is selected 33
  34. 34. PUBLISHING YOUR DOCUMENT Students can publish so easily..Just click “Publish Document,” if they want a separate link to their document. 34
  35. 35. Easy to set up a Blog 35
  36. 36. Example of student blog Topic: People are rude 36
  37. 37. THIS IS WHAT IT CAN LEAD TO…! Student now Blogging for CNet 37
  38. 38. TIPS FOR USING DOCS TIPS TO MAKE THE PROGRAM EASY TO USE 38
  39. 39. ORGANIZING STUDENT WORK You can create a folder for each class 39
  40. 40. NAME FOLDER BY CLASS NAME Just type in the box 40
  41. 41. ADD DESCRIPTION UNDER NAME You might want to put class period 41
  42. 42. EACH ESSAY CAN HAVE A FOLDER You can save each essay folder within the class folder 42
  43. 43. SORTING FUNCTIONS The previously available sorting function will return by the end of August. Docs & Spreadsheets team members are working hard to revise it and make it more powerful and easier for teachers 43
  44. 44. SOME TIPS Students can change spacing and font 44
  45. 45. PRINTING TRICKS To print a document, student must select print from the tool bar menu or the document will not print properly. Do not use print from the file menu 45
  46. 46. Groups: the way to communicate with the class 46
  47. 47. Easy to set up a Group Send students assignments, reminders, articles 47
  48. 48. Example of Group Discussions Any student in class can post 48
  49. 49. Gmail and Docs & Spreadsheets New Features for Gmail users Option to open the email attachment as a Google Document Option to open PowerPoint presentations as a slide show 49
  50. 50. Spreadsheet ideas Ideas other than math Grades •Teachers keep track •Students keep track Expenses * on a trip * for a party * weekly expenses •plan a trip including places to stay & prices •plan for college expenses •keep track of homework assignments •keep track of class assignments •writers: write down ideas •friends' contact information •collegues contact information •Track Group work info •Mailing lists 50
  51. 51. AN EXAMPLE OF SPREADSHEETS Checkbook exercise using Spreadsheets 51
  52. 52. ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF SPREADSHEETS A WAY TO KEEP GRADES 52
  53. 53. More ideas for using Spreadsheets Real time Data Sites Weather information Energy Statistics Global Warm statistics US Census Data Uniform Crime Reports Countries of the World World Geospatial Data 53
  54. 54. Collaborating on a Spreadsheet CHAT IS AVAILABLE TO SPREADSHEET USERS DISCUSS IS AVAILABLE IF MULTIPLE USERS ARE VIEWING THE SAME SPREADSHEET 54
  55. 55. Music to an English teacher’s ears…. Please, please……. can we work on our Romeo and Juliet paper today. — Gracie and Maya, 9th graders Source: http://www.cashedge.com/pressRoom/news_070104_bst.html 55
  56. 56. MAIN REASON I LIKE DOCS & SPREADSHEETS Students Love It It changes attitudes about writing!! 56
  57. 57. Thanks for your attention For further information contact me at Heywoj@gmail.com Or Ewojcicki@gmail.com 57
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