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April 09, 2012

What's Up With Google Docs?

The internet is an endless - and endlessly changing - source of connection, inspiration and, of course...

...information.

I always seem to find vastly more on the internet than I can use. Like everyone else I know, I count on other people, or other websites to filter out the best, or most relevant sources for me to use.

Google Docs is yet another ever-expanding resource. If you do anything with documents, you could start at no better place.

Here are just a few things you can do with Google Docs.

If you work in any way with education, check out this list of 50 ways Google Docs can help with education. I guarantee that you will find something useful - if not amazing. http://edudemic.com/2012/04/50-little-known-ways-google-docs-can-help-in-education/

If you are a student, here's a list of 52 Google Docs secrets every student should know about. http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/04/52-secrets-students-should-know-about.html

If you are new to Google Docs (as I am), take a look here for an overview of what Google Docs is and how to use it. I think you'll like it - http://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/basics/google-docs3.htm.

And, if you've been a little too serious lately, check out this website to make a cartoon of yourself. You just might find the creative outlet you've been looking for - http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2011/04/convert-to-cartoon-turn-your-pictures.html.

I love the internet, you never know what little piece of information, story or insight you might stumble into. I incorporate my little discoveries in my classes all the time.

Let us know what links or other resources you find useful or encouraging. We are all learning and making new connections all the time. And sharing makes our journey much richer.

About the author of this entry:

Morf has a B.A.from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and an MAT (Master's in Teaching English) from the University of Washington (Seattle). Morf currently teaches English and writing for a local technical/vocational college with many international students. Morf prefers international and independent films, foods he can't pronounce, music no one else likes and unlikely and ridiculous situations.

Posted by mmorf at April 9, 2012 12:04 AM

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