How I Use It
Instead of using a GoogleDoc our class decided to try Evernote web and app to manage our work on a class newspaper deadline. Everyone listed their roles and tasks and to dos on a shared account. This way everyone was able to see what was being done, what needed to be done and what was done. Admin, teachers and students all had access to the account so questions could be posted by anyone in and out of the classroom about what stage the project was at. It was easy to see on one page clearly where things were at. What didn't work was that it was all textual and there was no calendar at a glance. The students big take away was the importance of regular communication when working on a big project and the shared responsibility to complete the tasks.
I think this is a strong teaching and learning tool. As it is free, I think for students who do not have a way to keep track and communicate about deadlines or tasks this is a great tool and is accessible on various platforms. I like the blank page so that students can easily personalize their lists and documents with no set up. The tool became a core part of the class project from start to finish as everything from start to finish was recorded their. I am still unclear for managing large tasks with a class if this is the best was, as I still prefer Google Calendar for at an at a glance view.