Google Docs

About Google Docs

Google Docs is a free Web-based application in which documents can be created, edited and stored online. Files can be accessed from any computer or mobile device that has internet access. Google Docs is a part of a comprehensive package of online applications offered with your SD61 GSuite account.

Users of Google Docs can import, create, edit and update documents and spreadsheets in various fonts and file formats, combining text with formulas, lists, tables and images. Google Docs is compatible with most presentation software and word processor applications (i.e. PowerPoint, Word) Work can be published in multiple formats such as PDF files, Word files, or even websites. Users can control who sees their work. Google Docs is ideal for publishing within an enterprise, maintaining blogs or composing work for viewing by the general public.

Google Docs lends itself to collaborative projects in which multiple authors work together in real time. All participants can see who made specific document changes and when those alterations were done. Because documents are stored online and can also be stored on users’ computers, there is no risk of total data loss as a result of a hardware malfunction or forgetting to save work.

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34 interesting ways to incorporate Google Docs into the classroom

Google Docs Cheat Sheet (via ShakeUpLearning.com)