Using Google Docs In Education

15,387 views

Published on

4 Comments
6 Likes
Statistics
Notes
No Downloads
Views
Total views
15,387
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
4,227
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
223
Comments
4
Likes
6
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Using Google Docs In Education

    1. 1. Using Google Docs in Education Kent Gerber TLTR Meeting February 18, 2009
    2. 2. What is Google Docs?   Suite of software like Microsoft Office, with some unique features   Google Docs in Plain English  
    3. 3. Basic Functions              Document = Word                            Presentation = Power Point              Spreadsheet = Excel                  Forms populate a spreadsheet
    4. 4. Must Have Three Things Internet access Email account Google account (attached to the email address you chose)
    5. 5. Unique Features Stored securely online (Invitation only) Accessible anywhere with Internet connection Tied to Google Account which is linked to a specific email address Multiple people can edit at the same time.
    6. 6. Unique Features Sharing and Editing a Document      200 person limit per document          Access levels:          Viewers (can only see it)          Collaborators (edit and view document)            Simultaneous editing:         Limits:     Doc & Presentation- 10                          Spreadsheet- 50 
    7. 7. How Can This Help? Collaborate from a distance and asynchronously Accessible anywhere, not tied to one computer Easy to share and control access editors, viewer, or publish online
    8. 8. Examples http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=119 Kansas State Professor created a Google Doc to facilitate a brainstorming session 367 edits made in one week. "Students wrote the script, suggested survey questions to ask the entire class. The survey was administered the following week.”
    9. 9. Examples Google Document used to create this guide: Using Google Docs in the Classroom    
    10. 10. Some Teaching Advantages If Teacher is Owner or Collaborator:      Can give feedback in progress      Can observe work in progress      Can track student participation    Viewer only:      Can track student participation      Can not give feedback
    11. 11. Administrative Uses Great for single documents meant for a specific group of people: Agendas Handbooks Lesson Plans (Shared Courses)
    12. 12. In-Class Uses Group work Chat within Spreadsheets and Presentation One teacher observed higher level conversation in this format http://www.twentyfortech.com/?tag=google-docs-in-education   Tests or polls for instant feedback
    13. 13. Challenges Loss of Internet connection Invitation emails are automatically generated and can go to junk mail
    14. 14. Good News Can download documents onto your computer as backup Notify recipients of invitations to check their junk mail directly from your email account
    15. 15. Questions?
    16. 16. Links Used to Create Presentation <ul><li>http://www.diigo.com/list/kgerber/googledocspresentation </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>

    ×