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WEB 2.0 AND BEYOND! GOOGLE DOCS. Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service which was released on April 24, 2012, and it features user cloud storage, file sharing, and collaborative editing. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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WEB 2.0 AND BEYOND!GOOGLE DOCSGoogle Drive is a file storage and synchronization service which was released on April 24, 2012, and it features user cloud storage, file sharing, and collaborative editing.Google Drive is the home of Google Docs, an office suite of productivity applications, that offer collaborative editing on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more.GOOGLE DOCS ROCKSHere is a great video found on YouTube giving an easy to understand summary of why Google Docs can be beneficial digital communication:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRqUE6IHTEA

PERSONAL EXPERIENCEI was very happy to be introduced to this convenient and useful tool by a fellow college student who also led a very busy lifestyle. We were having difficulties finding time to meet up for a group project, and Google Docs helped by allowing us to collaborate on work from home!ELEMENTARY INCORPORATIONWhy use it?Students can use Google Docs to:Work on their files from any computer-all they need is an internet connection.Get instant feedback on their work from multiple collaborators and their teachers.Publish their papers and presentations on the web for an authentic audience.

USEFUL FOR TEACHERSTeachers can use Google Docs to:Provide timely feedback to students at any point during the writing process.Collaborate with colleagues on shared materials and assessment dataPublish handouts and presentations online for students and parents.

IDEAS FOR CLASSROOM USESplit class into 8 groups and have them conduct research on an assigned planet and then collaborate using Google Docs.Have all groups collaborate research and design a PowerPoint presentation on the Solar SystemEach student would view research on every planet and then choose which one they would live on and then explain why.PLANET PROJECTGOOGLE DOCS

Mr. Walkinshaws 5th grade classAugust 10th, 2013Project OverviewEach group will conduct research based on the planet assigned to them. They will be required to collaborate digitally through the use of Google Docs. I will be monitoring progress as well as providing feedback and answering any questions through the use of this application.

Research Research should be concentrated to these 5 areas:Size of the planet

Location of the planet in relation to the sun

Physical characteristics of the planet

History of the planetResources found on planet

KEEP DETAILED RECORDSControlled variables: These are the things that are kept the same throughout your experiments.Independent variable: The one variable that you purposely change and test.Dependent variable: The measure of change observed because of the independent variable. It is important to decide how you are going to measure the change.

PlanetMassPeriod of rotation Distance from the sun MercuryVenusEarthMarsJupiterSaturnUranusNeptuneWorks CitedBe sure to include print and electronic sources and put them in alphabetical order.

Think you have it figured out?I want to make sure you have grasped the basic idea of how Google Docs works.I created a Google Doc specifically to ensure that there is understanding.Here is the link to the actual document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ET28prDpKIaZ8ea392yK6UsFe2kwtg7qt_f7Zh7BRTs/editWhen viewing the document please find the fact that is most interesting to you and edit the fact so that the font is 24 and the print is bold.This will show me that you understand how to access the document and make edits to the content.You can also invite people to view and edit the document by email addresses.Feel free to add any questions you may have to the document!WORKS CITEDMaking the Most of Google Docs: Tips & Lesson Ideashttp://catlintucker.com/2012/05/making-the-most-of-google-docs-drive/

Google Drivehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Drive