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Google Docs Ideas For the Classroom

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. 

Hyper Docs

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. 

Examples of Hyperdocs for student centered learning

Collaborative Docs

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)

Collaborative Docs Examples
Sharing/Showing Understanding
​Collaborative Note Taking/Study Guide
​Research/Sharing Ideas
Daily/Weekly/Unit Plans

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Name

Sentence Example (BOLD the future tense verb in your sentence)

1

Wyatt

will be playing Fortnite with Josh tomorrow  .

2

Jada

I am moving next summer

3

Ty

I will be moving tomorrow.

4

Ella

will be driving to Red Deer tomorrow.

5

Tanya R

will be going swimming tomorrow!!!

6

Payton

I will be getting a cat.

7

Ava

Ella will be playing with her brother tonight.

8

Jackson

will be having supper at a restaurant tonight

9

Jace

 I  probably will be tripping on my shoelaces a lot today.

10

Mieko

Next week, I will be chilling out at home

11

Haylee

will be going to B.C in may.

12

   

13

BrooklynB.

will be going to Mexico next month.

14

Nate S

will be going to Jakes house.

15

   

16

Josh

I will be l play Fortnite during the break all day .

17

Emily

will be riding my horse this week.

18

Dominick

I will play with Zach next week.

19

kendrcik

Next week I am going to run into a wall.

20

   

21

Jalaine p

I am going swimming

22

Nevada

I will be going to the farm.

23

Aiden Steil

I will be writing another sentence

24

   

 


 

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. 

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