Google Tools for Collaboration - INTC Stockton

Google Tools for Collaboration - INTC Stockton

Author: Douglas Harvey

Pre-service and in-service teachers will demonstrate the integration of Google tools to support collaboration between students, as evidenced by the creation of a lesson plans and sharing of teacher artifacts that utilize one or more Google tools for a collaborative student learning activity.

This tutorial is designed for use with pre-service and in-service teachers taking courses with Dr. Douglas M. Harvey, Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at the Richard Stockton College in Galloway, New Jersey. It provides content to support exploration of how Google tools might be incorporated in K-12 educational settings to support collaboration.

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Teachers and Principals Talk about Google Docs

Teachers, principals, and students tell us how and why they use Google Docs in their schools.

Collaboration with Google Docs in the Classroom

Two year 4 students from Winters Flat Primary School explain how they write, collaborate, receive feedback and share using Google Docs, one of the key communication tools of Google Apps for Education.

Google Docs/Drive for Collaboration

Collaboration is one of the best methods to g Google provides a host of free tools that educators can use in their classrooms. Here are some samples for how teachers are using the collaborative elements of Google Drive (formerly Google Docs) with their students:

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/fostering-student-collaboration - A high school teacher has students collaboratively writing in groups.

http://gettingsmart.com/2012/12/5-ways-to-use-google-docs-in-the-classroom/ - a list of ideas for using the power of Google Docs collaborative capabilities.

http://ditchthattextbook.com/2014/02/03/20-collaborative-google-apps-activities-for-schools/ -  a great list of all the ways you might think to use various Google tools in a school setting.


Creating a Custom Google Map for Collaborative Projects

Directions for creating a custom Google Map that could be used as part of a collaborative class project.

Tutorials for using Google Maps

http://maps.google.com/help/maps/education/learn/ - Google's official Maps in Education page

http://www.google.com/earth/outreach/tutorials/custommaps.html - a tutorial outlining how you can create a custom map

http://www.quizgeo.com/ - lets you create quizzes using Google Maps

Other Google Tools for Collaborative Experiences

http://teachingiselementary.blogspot.com/2012/07/using-google-hangout-in-education-10.html - ideas for using Google Hangouts with elementary (yes elementary!) students.

http://www.ircsd.org/webpages/intechnology/the.cfm?subpage=61489 - you can use Google's Custom Search Engine tool and collaborativey have students build search engines on a topic they are researching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_6iY3eAfuE - using Google Drawing from the Google Drive tools to do brainstorming; also can read about the idea at http://d97cooltools.blogspot.com/2011/10/brainstorm-online-with-google-docs.html