Writing with Google Docs: Foster Collaboration & Creation (While Addressing Common Core)
At ISTE, I had the pleasure of presenting in the Google theatre on Writing with Google Docs. It was a short presentation aimed at demonstrating how educators can use Google Docs to foster writing in its various stages. I wanted to share some of the my slides to inspire other teachers to explore how docs, spreadsheets, forms, drawing and presentation can be used in creative ways to foster writing. Just some general info on Google Docs… Google Documents is a great tool to facilitate collaboration. This is an example of a shared Google Document where a group of students were collaborating on one document to research “Crime and Punishment in Elizabethan England.” Teachers can use Google Docs to facilitate synchronous or asynchronous debates on a topic in preparation for an argument essay. Engage students in effective, focused peer editing using Google Forms. When students evaluate their peers’ writing using rubrics, they begin to think critically about the elements of writing.