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Online collaboration

  1. 1. Online Collaboration<br />MILI 2010-2011<br />LeAnn Suchy, Metronet<br />leann@metronet.lib.mn.us<br />
  2. 2. What is online collaboration?<br />Web-based collaboration software<br />Collaboration across rooms, buildings, states, countries<br />Collaboration on documents, presentations, spreadsheets, websites, etc.<br />
  3. 3. Why online collaboration in education?<br />Can collaborate from anywhere with a computer and internet connection<br />No software to download and upgrade<br />Teachers can be included in collaboration process, not just end result<br />
  4. 4. Some collaboration tools<br />Wikis<br />Pbworks - http://pbworks.com/<br />Blogs<br />Blogger - http://www.blogger.com<br />Posterous - http://posterous.com/<br />Websites<br />Google Sites - https://sites.google.com/<br />Documents<br />Google Docs – what we’ll focus on<br />Zoho (http://www.zoho.com/) is very similar to Google Docs<br />
  5. 5. Google Docs<br />Collaboration of online documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms, etc.<br />Can create new in Google Docs or upload already-created documents<br />Multiple users can edit same document online<br />no more attachments back and forth via email!<br />
  6. 6. Google Docs home<br />
  7. 7. Creating new Google Doc<br />
  8. 8. New Google Doc<br />
  9. 9. Google Docs home again<br />
  10. 10. Between now and our in-person<br />Edit our Google Doc (Who’s On First) to play around with the features<br />
  11. 11. In-person we’ll show you how to…<br />Share a Google Doc<br />Chat with others in Google Docs<br />Organize Google Docs<br />And show some of the other Google Docs tools – spreadsheets, forms, etc.<br />
  12. 12. Google Docs for Educators<br />
  13. 13. Google for Educators - Basics<br />
  14. 14. Google for Educators Tips & Tricks<br />
  15. 15. Google for Educators Classroom Activities<br />
  16. 16. Between now and our meeting you should…<br />Edit our Who’s On First document to play around with some of Google Docs features<br />Upload a document you created in Word or Excel to Google Docs to see the differences<br />Post a blog post about the uses you could see for Google Docs in your classroom<br />Look at the Assignments section of Month 2 for more info<br />

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