2. Google "Docs"

Google Docs contains:

  • Documents: a word processing program like MS Word.
  • Presentations: a presentation program like PowerPoint
  • Forms: a program that lets you create online forms to collect data into a spreadsheet.
  • Spreadsheets: a spreadsheet program like Excel


If you know how to use other word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation programs, you can easily use Google Docs. Instead of emailing files back and forth between collaborators, Google Docs allows people to work on a single version of a document together online. You can also create web-based surveys in Forms to collect information from students, teachers, or parents.


Students can use Google Docs to:

  • Work on documents from any computer with an internet connection.
  • Collaborate and share their work with other students.
  • Get instant feedback on their work from multiple collaborators and teachers. 

Teachers can use Google Docs to:

  • Provide timely feedback to students at any point during the writing process.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on shared materials, agendas, plans, etc.
  • Collect and review student work without having to use USB flashdrives or worry about file compatability.