GOOGLE DOCS IN THE CLASSROOM Norma Jimenez Developing a Blog
What are Google Docs?What are the benefits on usingGoogle Docs in the classroom?
GOOGLE DOCS It is a free alternative online tool which helps you createpresentations, spreadsheets documents and other documents. You can share them with anyone who has access to theinternet. You must create a Gmail account to have access to Googledocs.
GOOGLE DOCUMENTSThis online word processor allows you to Create and format text You can give access to people you want to collaborate with and they can edit or comment on documents Collaborate with others in real time Chat with other collaborators Translate to a different language
GOOGLE SPREADSHEETS Create and format spreadsheets You can edit to make it look the way you want Chat with those who are editing your spreadsheet Embed it on website or blog Create charts and gadgets
GOOGLE PRESENTATIONS Share and edit presentations with people Import and convert presentations Insert images and videos Publish and embed presentations Allow access to a large audience Allow real time online viewing
GOOGLE DRAWINGS Real time collaboration Insert drawing into a document Share drawings Allow people to edit drawings
GOOGLE DOCS IN THE CLASSROOM Teachers like having their students use it do to itscollaboration and social interaction involvement Teachers can post immediate feedback on students’documents posted on Google docs Teacher can oversee activities Teachers can see a revision log of documents Teachers have full control over documents published
STUDENTS AND GOOGLE DOCS Students no longer need to save their documents on a flash drive Students don’t have to email it to themselves Students upload their file and continue to work on it at school or anywhere with online access Students can share documents with teachers to be graded Students can share with friends for editing suggestions
GOOGLE DOCS ICONS Calendar to keep track of class events and assignments Earth to keep up with upcoming field trips Bell to receive alerts of upcoming events