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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thing 16: Teacher & Admin - Google Docs

Google Docs is a great tool for completing work from any Internet ready tool, and for collaborating on work with others remotely. My kids use Google Docs for their work, which they can access from home and school as needed. It allows for Word docs, Powerpoints, and Spreadsheets. Students work on collaborative projects, while school staff develop and revising work for units and school improvement remotely.

Teachers can have view access of the work of all of their students. Administrators and teacher leaders can have view access of the various committee work, and, yes, throw up a lesson template, and plans can be completed remotely, allowing for "readers" to monitor progress for support. Consider, two or more classes in different buildings (potentially in different countries or continents) could team together and used Google Docs to compile research or finding, and develop learning products.

There are many possibilities...