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Most of us are quite familiar with Google as a search engine, and have probably even used the proper noun, Google, as a verb, if you don’t know it ‘google it’!
However, Google offers an equally impressive set of tools that allow the user to “create, share, and edit” documents. Google Drive is a suite of web-based tools that allow for the creation of documents, spreadsheets, forms, drawings, and presentations, which can be used as a collaborative tool for teaching, learning, and productivity.
In today’s SALT IT session with Chris Jobling, we explored and experimented with the range of tools for collaboration and communication and developed ideas for our own use with students and colleagues. We even managed to try some ‘add ons’ that could really show our creativity! To start using Google Drive (or Google Docs as it is often called) you can get help and ideas from Google Docs Editor and if you are already using the applications you might like to explore the Add-ons again help is found in the Docs editor. If you didn’t make the session with Chris you can watch the session at your leisure on the SALT TV #susaltit (after 20/9/15) and read the tweets via #susaltlive. Enjoy Chris Jobling’s presentation https://goo.gl/RSxT4h or