Google Classroom, Part II: Collaboration Tools

Google Class room

•Google Docs. More flexible than traditional word processing programs, Google Docs allows users to create documents that are available for multiple users to work on at the same time – an invaluable resource for group projects. (Note: it is possible to convert a Google Doc to Microsoft Word, and vice-versa.)
Moreover, Google Docs’ auto-save feature eliminates the frustrating experience of losing your writing, research, and other work. Personally, I have found this feature alone to be a timesaver – and lifesaver! – for well-meaning students who “think” they saved the document . . . but never did.
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Google Apps for Education –

Today, the phrase “there’s an app for that” has never been truer. And with Google Apps for Education, the face of education is becoming more streamlined than ever. Simply put, Google Apps is a “package of online applications that makes communicating and collaborating at school easier and more efficient” (Elon University at:

But what does Google Apps for Education have to offer?

Schools who use Google Apps enjoy the following:

• The cloud:

Everything that the students and teachers do is saved to the cloud. This means that files, websites, etc. can be accessed at school and at home… Continue reading

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