The seemingly straightforward use for Google Docs in the classroom is to use it as a word processor (typing documents). Google Docs has features that make them so much more than a word processor; for example, having multiple people working on a document at the same time and linking to outside documents, sites, videos, etc. Below are some examples of ideas on how to go past word processing with Google.
Hyperdocs is the idea of creating links within your Google Doc to create rich, interactive documents that put students at the center of learning. Hyperdocs can also be used to create lesson/unit plans with links to resources or activity sheets.
Google Docs can be used for having multiple students work on a single document. The idea of a collaborative document can be used for research projects (a single location for all the research projects), student created study guide, sharing/showing student understanding of concepts. Students can create and share a new document for this or if you have a template document you would like students to use, you can use Hapara Teacher Dashboard to share the template quickly and easily (Click here to find out more about Hapara Teacher Dashboard)
Sentence Example (BOLD the future tense verb in your sentence)
I will beplaying Fortnite with Josh tomorrow .
I am movingnext summer
Iwill be moving tomorrow.
I will be drivingto Red Deer tomorrow.
I will be going swimming tomorrow!!!
Iwill begetting a cat.
Ella will be playing with her brother tonight.
I will be havingsupper at a restaurant tonight
I probably will be trippingon my shoelaces a lot today.
Next week, Iwill be chilling out at home
I will be going to B.C in may.
I will be going to Mexico next month.
I will be going to Jakes house.
I will be l play Fortnite during the break all day .
I will be ridingmy horse this week.
I willplay withZach next week.
Next week I am going torun into a wall.
I am going swimming
I will be going to the farm.
I will bewriting another sentence
Setting up a Collaborative Doc
Peer/Teacher Editing and Feedback
In Google Docs (and any of the core Google Apps) the comment featurecan be used to provide students with feedback on their writing. If you want to provide students with a visual of what the edits should look like as well as comment you can use the suggest edit feature. A document must be shared with the person who is going to be editing or providing feedback in order for them to be contribute to the document. Differentiation- With Read & Write for Google you can send voice comments so students can listen to your feedback as opposed to having to read the comments.