Sunday, June 14, 2009

Google Docs and 21st Century Learning

How to Use Google Documents

Google Docs is a free, Web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation, and form application offered by Google. It allows users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users.

Google Docs serves as a collaborative tool for editing amongst users and non-users in real time. Documents can be shared, opened, and edited by multiple users at the same time. In the case of spreadsheets, users can be notified of changes to any specified regions via e-mail.

Google Docs is amongst many cloud computing document-sharing services. The majority of document-sharing services require user fees, whereas Google Docs is free to Gmail users and non-users. It's popularity amongst businesses is growing due to enhanced sharing features and accessibility.
Google Docs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia,
3 June 2009

Google Docs is now getting more popular amongst educators and is being introduced to teachers by the Larut Matang and Selama District Education Office and UPSI's Anak Perak. Here is an introduction video on how to use Google Docs.