Using Google Docs In Education

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<ul><li> 1. Using Google Docs in Education Kent Gerber TLTR Meeting February 18, 2009 </li> <li> 2. What is Google Docs? Suite of software like Microsoft Office, with some unique features Google Docs in Plain English </li> <li> 3. Basic Functions Document = Word Presentation = Power Point Spreadsheet = Excel Forms populate a spreadsheet </li> <li> 4. Must Have Three Things Internet access Email account Google account (attached to the email address you chose) </li> <li> 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. </li> <li> 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 &amp; Presentation- 10 Spreadsheet- 50 </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> 8. Examples 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. </li> <li> 9. Examples Google Document used to create this guide: Using Google Docs in the Classroom </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> 11. Administrative Uses Great for single documents meant for a specific group of people: Agendas Handbooks Lesson Plans (Shared Courses) </li> <li> 12. In-Class Uses Group work Chat within Spreadsheets and Presentation One teacher observed higher level conversation in this format Tests or polls for instant feedback </li> <li> 13. Challenges Loss of Internet connection Invitation emails are automatically generated and can go to junk mail </li> <li> 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 </li> <li> 15. Questions? </li> <li> 16. Links Used to Create Presentation <ul><li> </li></ul></li> </ul>