Google Docs

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  New icons for multiple users on Google Docs. Guess what became the highlight of the collaborative document my class was constructing?  
Keywords: Google Docs, Moodle, Edmodo
I don't know about any of you, but my school district has been trying to stay afloat with all the different digital services out there, most of them free, to benefit teachers. There are an overwhelming amount of resources these days. I don't know if overwhelming even cuts its tooth on that statement, but just like iOS versus Android versus whatever it is Blackberry uses, different things suit...
One of the most rewarding experience my students have in my classroom is the use of Google Docs. Students thrive with the collaboration they can have with me and other students before they submit it to me for evaluation. Students always get a kick out of how more than one person can work together while in different places and they always like how I evaluate their papers right on the document...
Turned off, checked out, and disengaged are ways Ralph Fletcher has described Boy Writers in his book Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices.  Teachers are more than likely shaking their heads in agreement. Being a 7th/8th grade Language Arts Teacher, I have struggled with motivating boys who have the capacity to be brilliant writers. Three years ago I infused a multi-genre project into my...
cover 3.jpg The question of how to use technology in the classroom can often divide a school. Some teachers will embrace what's available to them, designing innovative multimedia projects which use all the gadgets at hand. Others, perhaps as a reaction to the first group, will resolve to do things the way they've always done, at best sending students to the...
In the late fall, after setting my students up with Google Docs accounts and receiving my first assignment from them, I changed my "Single" status on Facebook to “In a Relationship”. My comment was “Yes! I've changed my relationship status! I am now in a relationship with
 Google Docs!” The response was pretty humorous. Seven of my tech savvy friends immediately gave me the thumbs up “Like” sign...
As a high school special education teacher, I have often been frustrated with with getting my students to write anything. They seem to avoid it at all costs. Missing work, one word answers, essays two sentences long. Well you get the picture. I knew I needed to do something to get them to write. Ultimately, I was tired of seeing this:                                      Boredstudents....