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Edina Apps- Google Docs

Edina Apps is a free collaborative tool for teachers and students in Edina.  Google Docs gives you access to Google Docs, Presentations, Spreadsheets and Forms.  These are an online, free version of the Microsoft suite of office products.  The HUGE difference is that all of your documents are stored online and they are accessible anywhere you have internet. You can also share any document and work on it with a partner in real time! Come and see how Google Docs, Presentations, Spreadsheets and Forms will help with your teacher productivity and student collaboration.  Google Forms is a survey tool that allows you to gather information and collect it on a Google Spreadsheet.  

Google Docs

Activity #2 Creating and Collaborating on a Google Document
  • Pair - Team Captain
  • Create new document
  • Rename
  • Share
  • Collaborate
  • Share three things you could use Google Docs for in your classroom

Activity #5 Creating a Google Form

Using google Forms

Google Docs in Plain English

Game Changer

Documents can be shared in real time, without the hassles of attachments.
Share your work with your colleagues by inviting them to view or edit your documents. Several people can collaborate simultaneously, so there's no need to keep track of multiple versions and attachments.

Access your documents from any computer.
There's nothing to download; you can access your documents online from any computer.

Existing files can be uploaded.
Google Docs accepts most popular file formats, including DOC, XLS, ODT, ODS, RTF, CSV, PPT, etc. So go ahead and upload your existing files.

Give or view a presentation, even if your colleagues aren't in the same office. 
Anyone who has joined in a presentation can automatically follow along with the presenter on their own computer. Presenting to multiple people is just as easy.

Safely store your work.
Documents are stored online, with periodic auto-saves, so you don't need to fear local hard drive failures or power outages anymore.  You currently have over 7 GB of space.

Autosave and revision history
Continuous autosave ensures that current work stays safe, preserving ongoing drafts and edits. A complete revision history makes it easy to review, compare, or revert to a prior version at any point.

Shared collections
Files and docs that are regularly used by teams or
groups stay organized and up-to-date – without the need to manage and communicate changes.
Ready-made templates covering a wide range of document and
report types help jump-start writing projects. You can also create and publish your own document templates to establish assignment structures for your students. Templates can be copied with one click and then modified like any other document.
Molly Bennett,
May 26, 2009, 12:14 PM
Molly Bennett,
May 26, 2009, 11:56 AM