Students Collaborate with Google Docs

When creating a document to be shared between students, it can sometimes be useful to create a table. Giving the document format and structure helps keep students (especially littles) organized when working together. I know when I’ve worked in a document with someone else, it can get a little crazy. But having a table or specific layout provides me with some guidance as to where I should be working or adding elements. Until Google recently added the columns feature, this was also how I added columns to my documents.

One great way to use Google Docs in the Language Arts or Foreign Language classroom is to create a document with deliberate errors, and ask students to fix it. This can be done in groups, or individually. The simplest way would be to create the original, and then share as a “View only” so each student (or group) will create their own copy to be turned in when they finish.


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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