In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we tackle the tough topic of teacher/student communication and together learn how to use Google Docs to create effective learning environments. Did you know that Google Docs features multiple ways of providing feedback to students in the form of Comments and Suggestions?
Google Docs is not only a fantastic word processing application but one of the best communication tools for any teacher to use in the classroom. Check out our podcast above to learn more.
In this episode, we discuss:
- Communication – it’s not just one of the 4 C’s. It’s an essential tool for the classroom.
- Editing vs Suggesting ModeWhat are they?
- When to use them?
- Why to use them?
- Collaborating with Google Docs… how to let others know of changes to your work
- Time-saving feedback tricks – CheckMark Chrome Extension
- Voice Feedback w/ Read & Write for Google
- Hidden Google Doc tricksGoogle Docs URL Tricks/copy
- New “Activity Dashboard” coming to Google Drive starting March 21 to “Rapid Release” districts.
- What else can Google Docs be used for?
- How to prepare for the Google Docs portion of the Google Certified testWhat to expect from the Exam interface on the Level 1 / 2 exams
- Free 5 Lesson Google Certification Course
- Attend a Google Certification Academy near you this summer!
- Teaching in a Chromebook Classroom? Google Docs is your secret weapon.
- Resource: https://goo.gl/HLT5Nd
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