Fourteen years in the past once I first began utilizing Google Docs with college students I obtained the thought to have my complete class take notes on the identical doc. It sounded good in my head on my drive to highschool. In follow it was a catastrophe as my college students have been rapidly pissed off by by chance writing over one another’s notes. So then I attempted having them every decide a coloration to put in writing with to distinguish and keep away from writing over one another’s notes. That additionally did not work nicely. Finally, I made a decision to place a grid into the doc and have college students write inside a sq. within the grid. That labored, sort of… It labored higher once I broke the category into smaller teams and had them take notes within the grid on a shared Google Doc.
At this time, when I’ve college students working in small teams and recording notes, I assign them to a Google Doc (Google Classroom makes that simple to do) that has a preformatted grid in it for them to put in writing in. I’ve used this technique in my pc tech lessons when college students are engaged on troubleshooting processes. I’ve used this technique once I taught U.S. Historical past and had college students studying and evaluating historic paperwork. Each of these examples are defined and demonstrated in additional element on this new video that I recorded on Thursday.
If you wish to study extra about utilizing Google Paperwork in your classroom I’ve an entire video overview of how you can get began with Google Docs. And listed here are ten different Google Docs enhancing options it is best to know how you can use.