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What are Google Docs?



Google Documents is an Online word processing application that allows you to store, share, collaborate and publish your documents to the Web.

Google Presentations is an Online slide show application that allows you to store, share, collaborate and publish your slide shows to the Web. You can also present your slide shows Online and allow your viewers to join in a chat as they follow your slide show.

Google Spreadsheets is an Online spreadsheet application that allows you to store, share, collaborate and publish your spreadsheets to the Web. Google spreadsheets will perform mathematical functions, graph your data and allow you to collect data via an Online form. There is also a chat feature that allows you to look at data with others and chat about it Online in real time.

Why use it?

  • Easily share and edit documents, spreadsheets & presentations online.
  • Collaborative environment that can be accessed from any computer with internet access.
  • Much more stream-lined for collaboration than email attachments.
  • Upload documents, spreadsheets, and Power Point presentations to edit online.
  • Spreadsheets feature- create forms that can serve as surveys, questionnaires or quizzes. Respondants fill out form and the data is automatically fed into your spreadsheet.

How easy it to use?

  • Very easy with or without a Google Account.
  • Editing features are very similar to Microsoft Word.
  • File folder organizational structure available within Google Docs.

Resources

Google Docs How-to Channel on YouTube
Google Docs Support Center
Google for EducatorsUsing Google Docs (Forms) as a Quizzing Tool