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Teacher's Guide to Using Shared Google Docs with Students

Teacher's Guide to Using Shared Google Docs with Students
Sharing is caring and one of the powerful features of Google Docs is sharing.As we have seen in 8 Things Every Teacher should be Able to Do with Google Docs , users can easily share documents, presentations, tables, graphs, and spreadsheets by simply changing the visibility options in the sharing settings of Google Docs. But what if you want to aggregate all your docs in one document and share it with others ( probably your student) ? Shared Google Docs has the answer answer for you. What is Shared Google Docs ? Shared Google Docs ( or Drive, I am not used to call it Google Drive and I Like its old name Google Docs ) is a feature embedded within Google Docs' services that allows users to create folders to share with other users. These shared folders can contain any type of media ( text, images, docs, files, PDFs, spreadsheets....etc ) How can I use Shared Google Docs with my students ? Here are some of the ways to use this feature with your students : Create a shared folder for your class.

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ESL EFL Conversation worksheets This really only works under specific conditions though. You have to have a small class for this to work and the students have to be of a high enough level that they can maintain a conversation for let’s say 10 to 15 minutes. In larger classes the conversation might be going great but it will be really hard to monitor, to correct and to offer feedback for the different conversations that are going on. Using Google Docs to Facilitate A Writing Workshop What is Google Docs ? Google Docs ( now part of Google Drive ) is a free word document service provided by Google. The doc looks similar to the Microsoft Word interface, but it has several exciting other features. Why Google Docs ? There are several reasons why Google Docs is a useful tool for teaching writing : 1- Sharing and Commenting

7 Wonderful Google Docs Tutorials for Teachers Google Drive has all the features that make it a very powerful productivity suite for teachers. Besides being able to create documents, slides, drawings and spreadsheets , users can also upload their own PDFs and files and sync them with their Google Drive accounts across different devices. Another good thing about Google Drive which I mentioned yesterday in " File Sharing Tools I recommend for Teachers" is that it is web based and can also work offline. Eye-Catching Views of Population As is often the case, we go back through resources we've collected before with a different lens, not realizing the power of data visualizations such as The Miniature Earth Project , Who is the World's Most Typical Person? , and Breathing Earth . Each of these is not new, yet they are eye-catching presentations of images, data, and design. The clarity and the simplicity in the use of information mixed with sound, be it music or sizzling emissions, coalesce into an effective message.

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8 Things Every Teachers should Be Able to Do with Google Docs Today I am sharing with you a little guide I have created specifically for readers of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Each time I write about Google Docs I get several emails from people asking about how to apply a certain tip. I know Google Docs keeps improving and adding more features to it but the basic features it started with are still the same. Just give it some time and play around its features and you will learn a great deal of new things from. How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad Update: Some of the feedback we are getting (an example of which you can see below in the comments section) is suggesting you might need certain rights for this to work–namely access to Google Apps in Education, and District admin rights. We will update this post when we find out more specific information, but it seems that the majority of this workflow is relevant to simple access to Google Docs/Drive itself. Please share in the comments any experience you might have.) The idea of a paperless classroom is not new.