Engage Students with Google Docs

Edit a document as a class – Students participate and can easily see what everyone is doing.  Prepare the document ahead of time, and share only when you are ready for them to access it.  (This can be easily done by sharing with a particular contact list already created in Google Contacts.)

Model writing for students – Create a document and model the writing process for students as you write a story or craft an essay together.  This works best with younger students, and smaller classes in which you can easily allow for 100% participation among students.

Storytelling in groups – Give students a particular topic, name the groups, and let them get started!  This is a great way for students to share the writing process with each other, adding text and images to make the story come alive.  This can be shared with the class post-writing, so as to showcase and give feedback on specific objectives.


I love, love, love using Google Drive in my day-to-day, and with students.  Interested in learning more about these great tools?  I’m now offering this mini-course on G Suite.  Check it out!

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