I could easily post every single day about another reason that I love Google Docs. The possibilities are endless! I've utilized the collaborative tools with students as young as 2nd grade.
In our last science unit, we learned about electricity. The students really enjoyed the unit, and we had different activities we incorporated to explore circuits, insulators, and conductors. At the end of the unit, students still had a lot of questions. We have recently created a Twitter account, so I debated sending all of the questions out that way. I then thought a bit more about how I could post several questions that students had.
Google Docs was the obvious answer. Students created the document of questions during class. We were able to all contribute our questions at once. We also had one central place where we could invite others to. With a few clicks, I changed the settings so that anyone with the link could edit the document. We used our Twitter account to share the link.
Today we were excited to learn that we had received answers to most of our questions! We had two electrical engineers contribute responses. Thank you to those that helped us expand our learning!
(Click the image below to go to the google doc!)
Based in Doha currently, I am a technology-advocating learning junkie.