I just can’t tell you how great our move to Google Apps in all 6 of the school districts in our region has been. Gmail is amazing, but the added benefit of Google Calendars and especially Google Docs just puts it over the top.
Google Docs is getting more and more powerful and feature-rich seemingly daily – and I find myself needing to use MS Office less and less (and I cringe each time I need to do it). More and more people are just living in their web browser, and taking the time to open an application, create or find the needed document to open seems like wasted time.
This article lists 50 tips for using Google Docs in the classroom. It’s a lot to take in at once, especially if you are just getting started using Docs. Take in a couple at a time, and use the knowledge gained to make Docs an integral part of your classroom workflow.
Even better, your students can sign up for a Gmail account for free – and they get access to these same tools, taking you one giant step closer to a paperless classroom.