We talked about the struggles we are all facing with online learning and teaching. Although we are thousands of miles apart and have completely different cultures, we are all feeling the same.
If you use Google Docs, Sheets or Slides you are probably sharing your documents with someone. Collaboration is what makes modern document creation amazing. No longer is one person responsible for adding content to a document, multiple people can edit and review a document. This can be done synchronously or asynchronously. Synchronous Collaboration Synchronous collaboration would occur when you are… Read More »Collaborate Better – Email Collaborators
Above all, this would be so fun, and we all truly need that to continue to be a part of our learners’ experiences!
Gamification, for me, was not only for the classroom but also for my colleagues. After all, adults are just big kids at heart, right?!
Everyone matters. We each make an impact on this world.
Working together makes our task feel less difficult as we work for the same goal.
And if we do our jobs well, we will be together to pick up the pieces when it’s over.
What are you curious about? What questions do you have? A Guest Post by Marcia Carrillo Based on the work of @ramusallam These are the questions I was asked after watching a Verizon commercial, in which a bicyclist rides throughout San Francisco and his path is captured on his phone in the shape of a heart, which he sends to… Read More »Sparking Curiosity to Engage Students in Learning with @MarciaMentor
Are the Students Learning or Is the Teacher? A Guest Post by Erin Whalen I have had the privilege of hearing Alice speak several times now, and while I have learned a LOT from her, there is one particular phrase that has really made me stop and think about my own practices. It’s sort of a gut check; the type… Read More »Who’s Doing the Learning?
One of the greatest features of Google Docs is the ability to collaborate. Part of the collaboration process is inserting comments to communicate suggestions and questions. Comments are emailed to collaborators, which allows for an ongoing conversation. Try these techniques to improve your collaboration and communication when using a Google Doc. Keyboard Shortcut To insert a comment hold down Control… Read More »Google Docs: Reply to Comments Tip
Google Docs allows you to insert comments to the side of a document. When collaborating on a document all of the collaborators are able to see and respond to the comment. On occasion you want to direct a comment to a specific person. Insert Comment When inserting a comment place your cursor at the point you want to make… Read More »Direct Comment to Someone in Google Docs
In Google Documents you have the ability to add comments. These comments look a little like sticky notes on the side of the document and they line up with the spot in the document that the comment is placed. Click on one of the comments and you have the ability to reply, thus creating a back and forth collaboration between… Read More »Google Docs: Link to a Comment
If you are shared on a Google document with a large group of people you may find the number of email notifications from collaborators inserting comments to be overwhelming. I like my students to receive the email notifications when I give them individual feedback, however, when collaborating with a large group this may be unnecessary. Comments In the upper right hand… Read More »Google Docs: Stop Email Notifications
I have a small addiction to Google Communities. I love using them with students and also with groups I am collaborating with. One feature of a Google Plus Community is the ability to add events. I will use these events to post major due dates, and to just create an area to discuss a particular assignment or topic. In the… Read More »Google Hangouts from a Google Community
There are many things I love about using Google Docs. Sure, I need to do a few work arounds (2 column layout would be nice), but what I gain in access and collaboration makes up for it. When I am collaborating with teachers (or students) I simply need to click on the blue share button in the upper right hand… Read More »Collaborating with Google Docs: Email Collaborators
I had lunch today with someone from the local city college and we were thinking of ways that college professors might be more productive with Google. Here is one of our ideas: Create Google Presentation templates (like PowerPoint) and allow students to create their presentations on the teachers starters. This allows the teacher to already have access and to give… Read More »Try student presentations like this
How many times have you gotten an email that you will want to keep a record of, to create a project out of, or want better collaboration communication with? Usually I copy and paste the email into a Google doc, but gmail will actually do this for you! When you have your email open and you are reading an email… Read More »Create a Document from an Email