Why you should use Google Docs in your classroom

  • Applications for documents, presentaions and spreadsheets.  Not all students have access to expensive applications such as Microsoft Office
  • For group work, you don't have to rely on one student saving the project and causing problems for the other group members if they are absent
  • Files are automaticaly date/time stamped, so there are no more excuses for late or missing work
  • It promotes collaboration and enables you to see the levels of contribution for each individual student, they don't even need to be in the same location to collaborate
  • No need for email attachments
  • You can create a paperless classroom and review the work anywhere you have an internet classroom

You can't watch this on You Tube in school, but Commoncraft (www.commoncraft.com) created this video about Google Docs

Last Modified on November 4, 2009