Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Collaborative Revision with GoogleDocs

Google Docs Goodies:

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Google Docs in Plain English (video)
The Common Craft staff members have created an excellent short video to illustrate how Google Docs facilitates collaborative projects.

Google Docs
The Tech Learning staff provides tips on getting the most out of Google Docs and includes examples for collaborative use in the classroom.

Google Docs and Spreadsheets: Collaborating in the Classroom or Library
Christopher Case describes how Google Docs & Spreadsheets has transformed his classroom, and offers tips for veteran users as well as first-timers who want to make the most of these tools.

Teach Collaborative Revision with Google Docs
The Google for Educators site contains helpful articles from Writing magazine with student-friendly tips and revision techniques. Also included is a teacher’s guide with ideas for using Google Docs to create innovative lesson plans about revision.

Google Docs Tutorials
Atomic Learning provides a series of free tutorial mini-movies showing how to use Google Docs’ main features, with special sections on publishing and collaborating.

Tech Tip – PowerPoint Design/Copyright Do’s and Don’ts
Is it legal to copy music from a public library CD into a PowerPoint presentation? What about transferring music from an LP record to an iPod? Alvin Trusty’s humorous video illustrates key points about copyright and effective PowerPoint design.

How to Create a Great PowerPoint Without Breaking the Law (video 44 min. 51 sec.)

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