W210 Workshop-Google Docs
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W210 Workshop-Google Docs



This is a basic intro to Google Docs that I did for a W210-Survey of Computer Based Education Workshop.

This is a basic intro to Google Docs that I did for a W210-Survey of Computer Based Education Workshop.



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W210 Workshop-Google Docs W210 Workshop-Google Docs Presentation Transcript

  • Google Docs Using Google Documents in the Classroom
  • What is Google Docs?
    • Google Documents is a document sharing program
    • It makes sharing and editing documents with students/colleges very easy and efficient
  • 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
  • Why use Google Docs in my Classroom??
    • For the students:
    • Group collaboration
      • Good way to track who worked on the project/when
    • Promotes peer/group editing
    • Monitor progress (no more “dog ate my homework” excuses)
    • Fulfills NTCEs goal of writing as a process
    • For you:
    • Fulfills NTCEs goal of writing as a process
    • Organize and keep track of grades, to do lists, worksheets, etc.
    • **Worked saved automatically, no more lost documents
    • Track student progress as they go!
  • 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
  • Basic Overview
    • Introduction to:
      • Main window
      • Folders, Contacts
      • New, Upload, New Folder
      • Main window where documents are located
    • Google Docs Basic Layout
  • Creating a New Document
    • Documents can be created in Google Docs
      • Document
      • Spreadsheet
      • Presentation
    • Creating a Document
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Using Folders
    • Help organize all your documents
    • Easily and Quickly accessible
    • Using Folders
  • 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
  • Surveys
    • Please fill out the online surveys http://www. createsurvey .com/c/59040-7HKkzQ/
    • I can use the feedback both for my W210 class and for my Community of Teachers portfolio
    • Please only fill it out once