The process of brainstorming, sharing, and eventually developing stronger and more examined ideas is a primary focus of teaching and learning. Google Docs makes these collaboration tasks easy to do.
Just about everything we do these days is about connecting and developing personal learning networks.
In a recent speech given at the BigTent conference in The Hague, Hillary Clinton noted:
The Internet is not exhaustible. The more people who are on the Internet contributing ideas, the more valuable the Internet becomes to all the other users.
The Edudemic blog recently posted tips and ideas about using Google Docs in a school community. Some of these are common sense thoughts, but others are powerful suggestions that can help teachers use materials more effectively (and save lots of time).
- making PDF documents editable
- sharing documents with people in any other location
- collaborating with other editors, right down to assigning pen color
- using Google Doc templates
GDS 2012 Summer Professional Development
Summer Teacher Centered Workshop
Take Time to Develop a 21st Century Pedagogy
Collaborate! Connect! Inquire! Innovate!
Two Sessions — You can participate in one or both.
- June 18-21st (Monday – Thursday) 9:00 am-3:00pm (lunch provided)
- August 13-16 th (Monday – Thursday) 9:00 am-3:00pm (lunch provided)
Join with colleagues in inquiry-based, teacher driven professional development activities that focus on developing 21st Century classroom projects, incorporating new skills, and identifying fresh resources for you and your students.
Individualized sessions will help you determine what to learn, and we will help you do it. Plan new lessons or expand and re-engineer older activities. Bring your ideas, challenges, successes and best practices to a fun, collaborative, and inspiring workshop.
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