Thing11-Google Docs

This is another great tool. It is so simple there is no learning curve. I think when I get back to school after break I will transfer most of my stuff to it. I would like to know to upload files as opposed to documents???

I do think this should blow Microsoft Office away, but so many people take along time to change unless they are forced to and they will continue to use Microsoft Office. I think open source is the way of the future.

I can see posting my direction sheets for all assignments in Google Docs so students and parents could view them from home.

2 thoughts on “Thing11-Google Docs

  1. tommydot

    I have been using google docs for awhile. I have one complaint/concern. I was all ready to present notes using a powerpoint when “something happened” and it would not open for me. I did get another teacher to share using another e-mail address, but I still don’t know what happened and haven’t been able to fix it. Also, we lost our internet one day. hmmm… what do I do now?
    I think they also have some work to do on google spreadsheets because it doesn’t respond as easily as Microsoft. Anyway, just my observations for what it is worth.

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  2. kax

    Thanks for some good points about potential problems. I am thinking of using Google Docs as backup for files that are saved on the district’s server. We had teacher’s lose all of their files this summer when there was a problem with the server. I guess you can never have important files saved in too many places.

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