Google Docs

Google Docs

 

Description

Google Docs is an online word processor included as part of the free, web-based Google Docs Editors suite offered by Google, which also includes Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Drawings, Google Forms, Google Sites, and Google Keep. Google Docs is accessible via any device and allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating with other users in real-time.

Types of use

·   Collaboration

·   Content Development

·   Communication

·   Assessment

Indicative use in the classroom

Since Google Docs is a platform offering multiple tools of developing and editing text, calculating sheets, forms, and other type of files, there are multiple ways of using them in the classroom or during an on-line educational process such as to support the collaborative development of a text, the use of the sheets editor for students to input experiment outcomes and process data (average, max. value, etc.), the use of Google Forms to test students knowledge or in the context of real-life problem based activities where students have to develop questionnaires for a specific audience, etc.

Open access

·   Free access: limited storage and online meeting participants

·   Paid plans: additional features such as bigger storage space, more participants in online meetings, etc.