Google apps has a host of features that can be used for communication and collaboration. Today, we will explore some of these features and consider their uses in our classrooms.
What is Google Docs?
Create a word processing document in Google doc, share it with someone else in the workshop and work on it with him/her. Can you both edit at the same time? How can you structure your collaborate to reduce the risk of accidental overwriting/incorrect text ordering?
See how other teachers and students use Google Docs
Exploring the Google Calendar Interface
Creating a New Calendar in Google Calendar
Create a calendar of assessments for one of your classes.
Create a shopping list using tasks.
How can Tasks help you with your organization at home? work?
Google Form Assignment
Use Google Form to create a survey that asks at least 3 questions (of different types e.g. short answer, multiple choice, paragraph.)
Share your survey with the participants in this workshop.
Post the title and link to your survey / Google Form on this shared Google Spreadsheet http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tdgKIT7XUdSPvIZLrxkJMRA&single=true&gid=0&output=html.
Take a colleague’s survey.
At the end of the session, create a wiki page with the results of your survey.