What is online collaboration? Web-based collaboration software Collaboration across rooms, buildings, states, countries Collaboration on documents, presentations, spreadsheets, websites, etc.
Why online collaboration in education? Can collaborate from anywhere with a computer and internet connection No software to download and upgrade Teachers can be included in collaboration process, not just end result
Some collaboration tools Wikis Pbworks - http://pbworks.com/ Blogs Blogger - http://www.blogger.com Posterous - http://posterous.com/ Websites Google Sites - https://sites.google.com/ Documents Google Docs – what we’ll focus on Zoho (http://www.zoho.com/) is very similar to Google Docs
Google Docs Collaboration of online documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms, etc. Can create new in Google Docs or upload already-created documents Multiple users can edit same document online no more attachments back and forth via email!
Google Docs home
Creating new Google Doc
New Google Doc
Google Docs home again
Between now and our in-person Edit our Google Doc (Who’s On First) to play around with the features
In-person we’ll show you how to… Share a Google Doc Chat with others in Google Docs Organize Google Docs And show some of the other Google Docs tools – spreadsheets, forms, etc.
Google Docs for Educators
Google for Educators - Basics
Google for Educators Tips & Tricks
Google for Educators Classroom Activities
Between now and our meeting you should… Edit our Who’s On First document to play around with some of Google Docs features Upload a document you created in Word or Excel to Google Docs to see the differences Post a blog post about the uses you could see for Google Docs in your classroom Look at the Assignments section of Month 2 for more info