Google Docs – Web Level 1

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Tech Tool:  Google Docs – Web Version – Free with Google Account

  • Google Docs is a free online word processor that works with Google Drive.  The user is able to create and customize documents with a full complement of features.
  • In addition to many sharing and publishing options, users can collaborate with others in real time.  
  • With an autosave feature that tracks changes, users can also access revision history that acts as snapshots of document progress.


Here’s How:

Written Instructions

Ideas for Use:

  • Collaborative writing
  • Group brainstorming
  • Group discussion board or back channel
  • Paperless research papers (revision history acts as rough draft)
  • Collaborate on lesson plans
  • Easy peer editing
  • Gather reflections, feedback or answers to questions paperlessly
  • Works in conjunction with Classroom and Drive


Level Up!:

  • Create a Google Doc that includes the following elements:
    • Text
    • Image
    • Table
    • Link
    • Comment
  • Open sharing options and set to “Anyone With Link Can Edit.”  Copy the URL to paste into the Level UP! Form.


Reflective Question:  How can the collaboration feature of Google Docs be used to change the way your students interact with your content, as well as their classmates?  Give a specific example.

Level UP!