Is There a Doctor in the House? Yes, Google Docs!

I’ve discussed quite a bit of usefulness around Google docs with a few teachers this week, and it deserves a post all by itself. Benefits of Google docs!

1) Free
2) Serves as free online storage
3) Can create documents while you’re online (don’t have to have another program open)
4) Converts documents from one format to another (Powerpoint 2007 to Google Presentation format, which will save and open Powerpoint 2003)

How to:
1) Sign up for a Google account (free).
2) Visit www.docs.google.com and sign in with your Google account info.
3) Start creating, uploading, and downloading documents.

Example use:
– I start at home on Google Docs by uploading a letter to a parent I’m working on.
– I save it and drive to work.
– At work, I go to Google Docs and open the letter and finish it. I save it and download it.
– I open it with Microsoft Word and print.

Below are some screenshots of the Google Docs initial tour.  Click on them to expand and explore.

6 thoughts on “Is There a Doctor in the House? Yes, Google Docs!”

  1. Wes, the information you are providing us on different technology applications is invaluable. Thank you. Is there any way you can create more time in the day for us to investigate further…

  2. I am starting a writers workshop at My ESL Friends for English students. I am pretty sure that Google Docs will be the best choice for collaborative writing classes. There is so much junk out there for tutorials. Do you have a good list of vids that I can get the Google Doc neophites into?

    Thanks again, I totally love your simple and straightforward style. You remind me of the Khan Academy.

  3. PPS My web guru told me to create two admin accounts. One in my name (that I use daily for postings) and one as admin. He said it was a security thing. I like it because it makes the author posting a little more personable.

  4. Hey George –
    If you know of a good plugin for “follow this posting” – let me know. I’ve used “subscribe to comments” but not totally satisfied. Thanks for the kind comments!

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