Google Docs is the Google Apps for Education word processor. It can do nearly everything Microsoft Word (or any other word processing program) can do, PLUS it allows you to share our documents with other teachers, students, or anyone.
By using Docs, group teaching and close communication with students becomes easier, as does collaboration among students.
- Tip #1 – Takes notes at your next department and share them with the other members of your department.
- Tip #2 – Develop and share collaborative lesson plans with other teachers. When any of the teachers sharing the Doc makes a change, it will be available to the rest of the group.
- Tip #3 - Keep track of which student made which edits using the See Revision History command in Docs (File ->See Revision History). Every edit that is made by a student is saved and can be later retrieved. This can help you to determine who did what or if everyone did equal work. It can also be used to find lost content that may have been accidentally deleted.
- Tip #4 – Encourage students to work on group projects using Google Docs, so that each student can independently provide their contribution and instantly integrate it into the whole.
- Tip #5 - Use shared Docs for student writing assignments to provide quick feedback to help guide them during the process.