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Collaborative Reading and Writing with Google Docs

July 10, 2013

Pinewood Elementary School

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Workshop Description: Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which Google Docs can support engaging and collaborative reading and writing activities and the implications of BCPS Rules and Policies in using online collaborative tools. This workshop will focus on creating, sharing, and integrating collaborative Google documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and forms into instruction.


Outcome: Participants will integrate technology in the teaching/ learning process.


Indicator: Participants will identify ways in which Google Docs can be used to support collaborative learning in reading and writing.


Prerequisite Skills: Fundamentals of PC, Telecommunications – Email, Telecommunications – World Wide Web, and Word Processing.  Prior use of collaborative online tools (PBWorks or other wikis, Edmodo, etc.) highly recommended. 

Pre-Workshop Survey

Survey for Participants: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEJyZ3JuQ3htWGhyYjZjZTRacjVSMEE6MQ#gid=0

Survey Results for Instructor: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjO89GAw59CidEJyZ3JuQ3htWGhyYjZjZTRacjVSMEE

Word Document Version: Google Docs Pre-Workshop Survey.docx


Workshop Presentation

(If the browser window turns black after the video slide, press the left and right keyboard arrows to navigate past it.)

Powerpoint version: Collaborative Reading and Writing with Google Docs Workshop.pptx


Class Wiki - email to participants by slide 8

Google Docs Participants Page


How can I use Google Docs with my students?

Spreadsheet for Participants to Edit: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjO89GAw59CidEJLaUJjTXh5VnlpNnJxSDVUV2swVHc#gid=0




Google Docs Brainstorm Collaboration.docx 

Google Docs Home Page Layout.docx

How To Share Docs.docx

apps4bcps Google Site


Participant Exploration MS Office Templates:

Documents: I am unique because.doc, Haiku Writing for Workshop.doc

Presentation: Text Organization (workshop).ppt

Spreadsheets: Nonfiction Texts for Workshop.xls, Story Elements for Workshop.xls

Form: Class Reading Center for Workshop.xls (shows results of survey- question prompts in row 1)


Participant Creation MS Office Templates:


Document: Rachel W Peer Review.doc

Presentation: Reading Vocabulary.ppt

Spreadsheet: Number the Stars Real Reading.xls

Form: Class Reading Center for Workshop.xls (shows results of survey- question prompts in row 1)


If you have already seen this video, take some time to explore Cast Learning Tools

Exit Ticket- How will you use the collaborative features in Google Docs with your students to:  Add your ideas to this Google Doc.



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