Collaborative Writing & Thinking With Google Docs


Technology specialist Jason Bedell uses Google Docs for writing assignments because it enables seamless collaboration and coaching. Bedell says Google Docs stands out for its collaborative features:

  • You can privately share documents with specific people. Everyone you share with can see the changes in real time and no one has to worry about losing the file or not having the most up-to-date version.
    When you share a document with someone, you can give them only the permissions they need, whether to edit or only to read.
  • You can make a document public so that many people can edit or view it anonymously.
  • You can publish the document as a website that can be shared as is or embedded on a class website.

Watch this brief tutorial on how to use Google Docs in your classroom: