- Forms can be created for students to answer questions (like a test), and/or to submit work.
- Forms can be used to create anonymous surveys
- Groups can collaborate by working on the same document
- Students and teachers can create slideshows (presentations like PowerPoint) that can then be easily shared and embedded on websites.
- Buddy Edit (make changes in red or another color)
- Reading Responses, then share with your teacher so they see them.
- Use instead of Word for cloud computing (so students have their files anywhere)
- Student assignment tracker (spreadsheet)
- Google drawing (shapes, arrows etc) to create flow charts and word clusters
- Create shared folders for handouts/worksheets/presentations for absent students
Useful links to get started with Google Docs:
Getting started with Google Docs
Sharing and editing documents
Integrating Google tools for teachers
Tips for teachers
Richard Byrn - FreeTech4Teachers.com - A Guide to Google Docs