Teacher Review For Google Drive

I frequently use Google Docs to facilitate student collaboration.

Leigh Ann C.
Classroom teacher
Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School
Mechanicsburg, PA
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My Grades 11
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Homework
Individual
Practice
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
One specific application that has worked well for me is a collaborative self-selected vocabulary log that I use with my AP students. I have shared the document with all of them and they each access the document from their own devices to log their words. Leigh Ann Chow lchow@mbgsd.org http://www.edline.net/pages/MechanicsburgSH/Classes/Chow
My Take
I am a big fan of Google docs. I use it often, both to share documents with students (it saves a ton of paper) and to invite student collaboration. My only criticism of the program is how difficult it is to use on the iPad. Although Google Drive has made it easier, my students still struggle and often must resort to using it at home.