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We are going to look at ways of supporting collaborative writing AND CHANGING THE ROLES OF TEACHERS AND STUDENTS.
WHO WORKS HARDER AND WHO SHOULD WORK HARDER? YOU OR YOUR STUDENTS


Tools for Collaborative writing

http://etherpad.org/ which was replaced by sites such as www.piratepad.net www.primarypad.com www.titanpad.com
Real time collaborative writing. Step 1: go to one of the sites listed above. e.g.:
http://primarypad.com

Step 2: type in a meaningful name after the end of the /
http://primarypad.com/ _
then hit the ENTER OR RETURN KEY
IF YOU PRESS THE GREEN "CREATE PUBLIC PAD " BUTTON BEFORE YOU PRESS THE ENTER KEY, YOU WON'T CREATE A UNIQUE NAME BUT WILL HAVE A RANDOM NUMBER GENERATED AFTER THE /

Step 3: scroll down the page and click on the giant green "create pad" button AFTER step 2
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To find images on the web:

Site for getting images or photos that are royalty free or creative commons licensed for reuse or filtered:
www.pics4learning.com

www.flickr.com use advanced search to look for creative commons licensed images


Search Engines for kids

http://ivyjoy.com/rayne/kidssearch.html

Google apps for educators If you don't already have a google account sign up for onehere.

Suggestions: Use the same user name but not the same password as your email or banking. Don't use your real birthdate but use some memorable date.

Google Docs


Google Docs Crib Sheet
Docs Templates for Students and Teachers
Google Docs for Educators

What is Google Docs?

Interactive Overview (with Links to Help Pages):
Documents
Presentations
Spreadsheets
Form
Don't forget to turn on the new features! Learn More.

Activity 1: How can Google Docs be used at you site or in your program?

In a small group, create a document, presentation, or spreadsheet to illustrate your answer. Example answers include:
  • Using a document for shared notes, meeting minutes, resources, or lesson plans.
  • Using a presentation for shared materials - or presenting data.
  • Using a spreadsheet for sharing and analyzing data.

One group member should create the file and add the others as collaborators.
Publish the file and add the presenters as a collaborator. Links to the files will be added below. One member of each small group will present the file to the large group.

Activity 2: Who are we?

Complete this demo survey.
See Responses

Activity 3: Create your own form!

Create a form for collecting data.
Mock up a something that is an example of how you might actually use forms.
Send the "live form" link to colleagues so they can fill out your form.
Share the results with colleagues or publish them as a web page.
Optional: Create (and publish) charts of the results.




Link Library Developed by Google Certified Teachers for Google Workshops For Educators:
3 Getting Started Guides for Beginners
NEW! Educational Spreadsheet Gadgets
How to Make a Self Calculating Survey - Collete Cassinelli
A Great Comparison of all Google Docs components
Official Google Docs Blog
Google Docs for Educators
Using Google Docs in the Classroom
Google Docs Templates
Digital Toolbox: Google Docs
Read any web document in Google Docs -This extension (download link) lets you read online documents directly in your Google Docs account with a simple right click.
10 Google Forms Ideas for the classroom - provides template copies for each form by Tom Barrett
Using Google Docs in the Classroom: Tips and Tricks
20 Ways To Use Google Docs in the Classroom
Snag a Table of Contents, Dictionary or Thesaurus for your Google Doc
Google Apps Docs Interactive Tutorial
Google Docs Classroom Ideas Wiki
Teach Collaborative Revision with Google Docs
Educator's Guide- Teaching Revision with Google Docs
Esther Wojciki's Docs and Spreadsheets in the Classroom
Google Docs Blog
Google Docs Keyboard Shortcuts
Insert Footnotes
Google Wants YOUR Docs Ideas- click here to submit and see examples.
How to Create a Self Grading Quiz Using Google Forms
New! Drawing Tools
Create Children's Books Using Sites and Drawing Tools Example 1 Example 2
Research Projects- Putting it all together