When you use Google Docs your document is automatically saved. You keep all the drafts of a document in one file and can view or revert to previous versions. You can access and edit your document on nearly any device. You don't need to backup files as Google does that for you.
You can easily collaborate with anyone, even if they do not have a Google account, and collaborate in real time, using the comment and chat features. You can create and share document templates or distribute digital copies of a document. You can type with your voice. You can include links to online content and multimedia. You can easily publish your document to the web making it viewable to the world.
Google Docs supports collaboration, communication and creativity. The ability to publish and share documents can be used to provide an authentic audience for students' work and supports global connections. Google Docs facilitates the process of providing timely and actionable feedback and can be used for formative assessment purposes. It provides the opportunity to teach students about information literacy, creative credit, and copyright.
Instructors will use Google Docs in their lessons.
Students will use Google Docs to learn.
Browse these ideas and start to formulate a plan for using Google Docs in your classroom. If you are new to Google Docs, look at the Basic section. If you are an experienced user, check out the Advanced section.
Students use Google Docs to write stories, poems, research papers, proposals, ebooks, etc. They can do research, cite sources, and access a dictionary or their notes in Google Keep without leaving the document.
Google docs created by students are shared with others for the purposes of peer review and teacher feedback, collaboration on a project/event/task, etc. Teachers and students use the comment feature and suggestion mode to provide feedback on other's work without editing it.
EquatIO lets teachers create mathematical equations, formulas, Desmos graphs, and more in a Google Doc. Input is easy. Type, handwrite, or dictate any expression. There’s a library of ready-made expressions, from simple formulas to complex functions. To install the extension and learn more, see this EquatIO for Google webpage.
Share Link Tricks: Tony Vincent's Google Document URL Tricks post explains 4 ways to edit the shareable link for a document so that users: can view a document without toolbars or as a PDF, are forced to make a copy, or preview a document with the option to make a copy.