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					     Google Docs Rocks
          & more!


 Meagan Walsh
Brandon Aversano
 Olga Karounos
        What we all know….
• Google is great to search for information
  and images…..

• BUT – did you also know…. Google offers
  SO much more!
  – docs, calendar, earth, sites, reader, maps,
    gmail, videos, news – and the list goes
    on……

  Our focus today is google docs and calendar
Intro to Docs
            Docs Plus…..
• Spreadsheets
• Presentations
• Forms
               Benefits….
• Simple as MS Word

• Saves automatically
  (we’ve all lost something at
  some point and it’s not fun)

• Web 2.0 tool (available on
  any computer that is
  online)
Biggest Benefit for Education….
• COLLABORATION !!!

• Colleagues, students,
  community members can work
  together on preparing/editing a
  document

• Docs tracks: who edits, what
  they did, when they did it, and
  time/date stamps
Sharing allows…
Imagine what you can do with…
• Group Projects….
• Accountability (knowing who does what and
  when)
• Essays… (editing, rewriting, scaffolding)
• Forms at school
• Fundraising letters

• Have you ever been the poor soul that has to
  collect edits from multiple people and
  negotiate them into one document – Now it is
  DONE!
     Google Calendar
• Web 2.0 tool – it goes where ever
  there is a computer online!
                Benefits…
• Add
  Assignments/Homework
  /Events
• Embeddable on
  websites, blogs, wikis
• Connect to your email or
  mobile (sends a text
  message)
               Benefits…
• Connect Google
  Calendar to i-Cal on you
  Mac
• Send invitations to
  events (fundraisers,
  extra-curriculars)
• Search for past events
  (“I know the principal’s
  birthday is sometime
  close, hmmmm”)
               Sign up….
• Go to: www.google.com
• Pull down the menu that says “more”
• Click on Documents
• Click on Create Google Account (if you
  already have one – enter your email and
  password)
• That’s it – now you can create, share, &
  collaborate
• Calendar is also under the “more” tab

				
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