How to Use Google Docs - Part 1

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A tutorial on the basics of Google Docs: Creating an account, the basics of the document and presentation creator, embedding into a blog post, and ideas for uses in the educational setting. Audio has been added to provide a narration. This tutorial is geared toward teachers.

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How to Use Google Docs - Part 1

  1. 1. How to UseGoogle Docs<br />Presented by:<br />Kris Gibson, Brittany Connors, Karey Klemm, <br />Andrell Williams, Lisa Raymond and Liat Rothfeld <br />
  2. 2. Does this look like your group when it collaborates? How often do we have to meet with other colleagues during lunch, after school, before school, or while at home?<br />
  3. 3. Ready to Learn?<br />This presentation will help you to understand how to use two parts of Google Docs: the word processor and the presentation creator. <br />Here we go!<br />
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  5. 5. Do you know the basics of Microsoft Word?<br />Great! <br />Then you are already on your way to learning the basics of Google Docs!<br />
  6. 6. Why Use Google Docs?<br />FREE<br />Accessibility<br />Storage capabilities<br />Timely<br />Collaboration<br />User-friendly (similar to word processing programs)<br />
  7. 7. Similarities<br />Microsoft Word Toolbar<br />Text Formatting<br />Undo Function<br />Text Alignment<br />Google Docs Toolbar<br />
  8. 8. More Similarities<br />Microsoft Word<br />Google Docs<br />
  9. 9. Next up:<br />Google Presenter!<br />
  10. 10. Google Presenter<br />A web 2.0 based application<br />presented by:<br />
  11. 11. Step 1: Open a new presentation in<br />Google docs. <br />Step 2: Create your presentation.<br />
  12. 12. Advantages<br />Limitations<br /><ul><li>Collaborate, view, or comment on a project, regardless of location
  13. 13. History is saved, so drafts can be viewed
  14. 14. Chat feature allows collaborators or viewers to make comments as they view or work on the project
  15. 15. Google Docs can be translated into 25 different languages
  16. 16. Project can be embedded into a website or blog
  17. 17. Can upload a presentation made in Microsoft PowerPoint
  18. 18. Users must have an internet connection and an account with
  19. 19. Offers less customizing features as Microsoft PowerPoint
  20. 20. Doesn’t have audio features</li></li></ul><li>Ideas for Students<br />Ideas for Teachers<br />
  21. 21. Click here for a screencast demonstrating how to embed a Google Presentation into a blog post<br />

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