Sunday, March 27, 2011

Google docs

So this week I got asked to present at staff meeting. It's always nice to know that even as a so called "baby teacher" my colleagues still recognise my strengths and want to learn from them. So I did up this presentation which is the absolute basics about using googles docs to share work with your students. I have set them up for 2 others in my department and am starting to use them a lot more myself as well. I also use Moodle, and as much as I love it, there are just some things that are easier to use google docs for.


About an hour ago the staff meeting was called off because the IT guy is away sick and the other person they were meant to be meeting to continue on from my discussion had his car break down on the way in. So seeing as I had spent so long setting up this presentation I had to share it somehow, so I thought I would upload it here for anyone who is unfamiliar with google docs and how they can help:



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(Hopefully that worked!)


Hope you like it. If anyone has some stunning ideas as to how else they can be used in an English classroom then let me know! I am always looking for good IT relevant as well as classroom ideas :)

1 comment:

  1. Well done Jess for putting this together and then sharing it. You will have poured lots of time and effort into getting this ready for your colleagues... How sad that it was an "add on" to other stuff when in reality it should have been the "main course". Curriculum focused, catering for differentiated learners, seeking to use ICT in ways that support the metacognative development of our students. Your professional colleagues have clearly missed a fine opportunity to look at ways in which they might engage more meaningfully with 21st Century learners... and right on their own door-step!!!

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