Content + Tech = Learning

Google Docs – TMNashville

In Uncategorized on 6 June, 2011 at 22:28

Google Docs provides the users the ability to create documents, spread sheets, presentations and forms free of charge and in-tandum with other users.

In Plain English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRqUE6IHTEA

Google’s Take: http://www.google.com/google-d-s/tour1.html

Google’s Ideas for What you can do with each type of document and “Getting Started Guides” for each one:

http://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=49008

Strengths:

  • free
  • cross-platform
  • embeds in blogs and wikis
  • VERY similar to accepted word-processors and other programs
  • Can be as PUBLIC or as PRIVATE as you want it to be
Weaknesses:
  • does not have ALL the functions of the desk-top versions
  • does not maintain higher-order formatting from Office and Word unless document is saved as a PDF file
  • must be able to access it – sometimes schools make this difficult
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