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1. Teacher Roles

1.1. Collaborate with students

1.1.1. Collaborative Writing

1.1.2. Collaborative brainstorming

1.2. Add comments and suggestions

1.2.1. provide feedback on a writing assignment any time of the day

1.2.1.1. creates a conversation

1.2.2. "Add-ons"

1.2.2.1. Includes EasyBib and Google Translate

1.2.3. Voice Comments

1.3. Organization

1.3.1. Google Spreadsheets

1.3.1.1. use list to plan final revision lessons

2. Learning Activities

2.1. Group Work

2.1.1. Peer revisions for essays

2.1.2. Discussion groups

2.1.3. Students can simultaneously work on slideshow presentations

2.1.3.1. Presentations can be shared with the entire class and can be used as a study tool for tests on novels

2.2. Whole Class Activities

2.2.1. Class surveys

2.2.1.1. Can be used to help separate students into groups based on responses

2.2.1.2. Class polls

2.2.2. Class discussions

2.2.3. Vocabulary exercisies

3. Learning Goals

3.1. Improve teamwork by working together.

3.1.1. Can provide a real-world collaborative work environment.

3.1.2. Allows students to improve communication skills.

3.1.2.1. Allows students to fill natural leadership positions.

3.2. Help students become more comfortable using online learning technology.

3.2.1. Can help students begin to organize their work online.

3.2.2. Offers a wide variety of services from excel sheets to powerpoint presentations.

4. Learning Assessments

4.1. Writing Journals

4.1.1. Students can writing in their journals and teachers can...

4.1.1.1. Give feedback to their students while their students are still writing

4.1.1.2. Give their students continuous/ongoing feedback

4.1.1.3. This also allows teachers to hold their students accountable for their work

4.1.1.4. Publish student work

4.1.2. Extra Positives:

4.1.2.1. Teachers don't have to lug 30 or more notebooks home every time they need to grade their student's journals

4.1.2.2. While teachers are grading and giving feedback, their students can still work on their assignments through google docs

4.2. Grades

4.2.1. Teachers can...

4.2.1.1. Track student's homework and share with parents

4.2.1.1.1. Using the spread sheet teachers can give their students a code or a number ID (like Mizzou gives each student an ID number) and share it with the parents

4.2.1.1.2. This allows easy access for parents to check up on how their student is doing on their homework and it shows how the teacher is assessing their student's knowledge

4.3. Study Help

4.3.1. Teachers can...

4.3.1.1. Set up a flash card center

4.3.1.1.1. In spread sheets there is a flash card gadget that teachers can use.

4.3.1.1.2. Teachers will be able to see who uses the flash cards and who doesn't use them

5. Why we chose google docs:

5.1. Google docs is free so it is very accessible to any school with internet access.

5.2. Had a few years of experience working with the program.

5.3. It's quick and easy to use and anyone with a computer can access Google Docs