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Crib sheet from Google on Google Docs

Using Google Docs in the classroom

Elementary school students collaborate to
  • read the same book and write a book report.
  • share their reflections of field trip.
  • create a story from a story prompt.
Middle school students collaborate to
  • write a science hypothesis about an experiment.
  • recreate an historical event.
  • develop a word math problem.
High school students collaborate to
  • create articles for the school newspaper.
  • write a script for play.
  • debate a current event.
Example in Action

At Palo Alto High School, CA, Esther Wojcickiís 9th-12th Journalism class, every student keeps their entire writing portfolio on Google Docs. The teacher checks and verifies which assignments have been turned in on a daily basis. Everything is  centrally located. Students are able to manage the entire writing process: share ideas, create revisions, and publish their final work. The teacher can track development of each writing assignment.

Many of these ideas came from Google.

Ideas and Blogs about Google Docs

Things to with Google docs (using Writely) by Ken Stein
Blog: Why Beth loves Google Docs for education
Google in Education blog


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