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Google Docs workshop

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Google Docs, November 25, 2010 @ McGill Faculty Club

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Google Docs workshop

  1. 1. GoogleDocs An introduction for the BCT teachers November 26, 2010 McGill Faculty Club
  2. 2. What is it?  A web environment to create, share, and edit your work online  Upload your files from your desktop: It's easy to get started and it's free!  Word documents, Presentations, Drawings, Spreadsheets  Access anywhere: Edit and view your docs from any computer or smart phone  Share your work: Real-time collaboration means work gets done more quickly
  3. 3. Why use it?  Introducing a new Google Docs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_hJ3R8jEZM&feature=channel  When creating a document together, or sharing it with colleagues (lesson plans, project activities, assessment rubrics, etc)  It is faster and more convenient than passing around a document  All invited colleagues may update the document
  4. 4. Creating a document  Go to http://docs.google.com  Sign in with your Google account  Select from the options:  Create New…  Upload (an existing document)  Select conversion options: Only converted files can be edited online.  Convert documents to the corresponding Google Docs formats  Convert text from PDF or image files to Google Docs documents.
  5. 5. Sharing a document: Sharing settings  Visibility options:  Public on the web: Anyone on the Internet can find and access. No sign-in required.  Anyone with the link: Anyone who has the link can access. No sign-in required.  Private: Only people explicitly granted permission can access. Sign-in required.  Edit access:  Allow anyone to edit (no sign-in required)
  6. 6. Other options  File > See revision history  You can keep track of changes (and of the person who made them), and even revert to an older version.  Browse templates gallery (https://docs.google.com/templates)  You can pick one of the templates in the gallery. Each template has standard text that you can replace with your own, and preset formatting that you can reuse.
  7. 7. Hands-on Activity  Get together in groups of three  One person creates a new “Document” and share it  Each member of the group edit the document  Take your notes from the previous activity:  The planning of collaborative projects

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