How can you drive Google?
There's more you can use in Google Apps for Education than just creating a slideshow, a document (essay) or a spreadsheet. You can create visual pieces within Documents, and do so collaboratively. Also, by using Forms, you create customizable forms that can be used to gather data for your classroom. Let me show you how.
But first, answer me this?
Let's stop. Collaborate. And listen.
I have found success with using Documents for more than just writing essays. Here are some examples of what using Documents can look like.
Now, it's YOUR turn. Using Google Drive, you can copy the above newspaper and play around. OR create a document that you might use during the first few weeks of the school year. Make sure you use the "draw" feature to create custom aspects to your document. If you're not sure what to do, create an introduction page -- technically, you could link to it as a "get to know you" page on your teacher website.
1. Now, get together based on how well you know Google Apps, and begin discussing how you could use Forms to gather data for this upcoming school year?
2. Now, specifically think about how you could use a Form in the first two weeks of school.
3. You will have work time to create a Form to use.
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