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Overview

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Grade levels: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, High

Google Docs is an online word processing tool included as part of Google Workspace that is available for all BCPS teachers and students. With Google Docs users can edit documents right in an internet browser without an additional software required. Docs allows multiple users to work simultaneously on the same document, and changes are saved automatically. Additional features include the ability to comment, chat, and edit in real-time. Google Docs also provides a version history feature that allows users to track changes made to a document.

Learning How

Getting Started with Google Docs

The Google Docs Editor Help Center is full of user-friendly resource pages with step-by-step directions on getting started with Google Docs and other tools. Some helpful Google Docs start-up resources include:

ISTE Standards for Students

    • Empowered Learner. 1c - Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

    • Creative Communicator. 6a - Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.

    • Global Collaborator. 7b - Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.

Ideas for Use

  • Basic Word Processing

  • Note Taking

  • Voice Typing

  • Curate hyperlinks to additional resources

  • Have students collaborate in a document to edit in real-time

  • Track/view student participation using version history

  • Have students share documents to peer-review and use comments to provide feedback

  • Collaborative Brainstorming

  • Use with the Schoology Google Drive Assignments App to easily assign a document to students to edit and submit to demonstrate understanding