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Google Documents, Spreadsheets, & Presentations -http://docs.google.com (Create an Account)




Overview for Educators (presentation)
Google Docs: The Basics Always wanted to try Google Docs in your classroom but didn't know where to begin? We've put together a handy-dandy step-by-step guide to help you get started
Google Docs: Tips and Tricks

How Students and Teachers can use Google Docs
Google Docs' sharing features enable you and your students to decide exactly who can access and edit documents. You'll find that Google Docs helps promote group work and peer editing skills, and that it helps to fulfill the stated goal of The National Council of Teachers of English, which espouses writing as a process and encourages multiple revisions and peer editing.

Teachers are using Google Docs both to publish announcements about upcoming assignments and to monitor student progress via an interactive process which allows you to give guidance when it might be of maximum benefit – while your student is still working on an assignment. Through the revisions history, you can see clearly who contributed to what assignment and when; if a student says he or she worked on a given project over the last two weeks, it will be documented (no more "dog ate my homework" excuses)

Students will find that Google Docs can help them stay organized and keep on top of their assignments. They never have to remember to save their work; it happens automatically. It's easy to collaborate online with fellow students, even when they aren't in the same place, and they can get feedback easily from teachers, parents, relatives and tutors, and enter updates anytime from anywhere. And kids can go back to the revisions history to see how their assignment has evolved, and who has helped.

Google For Educators Website - http://www.google.com/educators/index.html

Google Forms Example - https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFFJcGVqWUk2Ulp6MG52YTRocFJIS2c6MA


Other Resources:
http://services.google.com/apps/resources/overviews_breeze/DocsSpreadsheets/index.html

How to use Google Docs Video Series - http://www.ehow.com/videos-on_114_use-google-documents.html

Google Docs Essential Training - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buZ5s9zT_YE

Google Docs Overview - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JacLk1Hi-I
Google Docs vs. Microsoft - http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/410894/google_documents_vs_microsoft_office.html

Live Binders - http://livebinders.com/play/play?id=7914 Google: Much More than a search
How to Create and Share a Google Document - https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dfnmfqtd_752g96592dx
Creating and Sharing Google Presentations - http://docs.google.com/Presentation?id=dfnmfqtd_761tbr2c9fh

24 Interesting Ways to use Google Docs in the Classrooms - https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=dhn2vcv5_8323t58h3ft
Google Forms: Self Graded Quizzes - http://www.robinstechtips.com/?p=394