ELA.W.9-10.6

Common core State Standards

  • ELA:  English Language Arts
  • W:  Writing Standards 6-12
  • 9-10:  9th & 10th Grades
  • 6: 
    Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update
    individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology'\x80\x99s
    capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and
    dynamically.

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ELA.W.11-12.6

Common core State Standards

  • ELA:  English Language Arts
  • W:  Writing Standards 6-12
  • 11-12:  11th & 12th Grades
  • 6: 
    Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update
    individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback,
    including new arguments or information.

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Google Docs in the Classroom
Lesson Objective: Write collaboratively using Google Docs
Grades 9-12 / All Subjects / Collaboration
ELA.W.9-10.6 | ELA.W.11-12.6

Thought starters

  1. What skills do students gain by using Google Docs?
  2. How does Ms. Wessling foster the development of these skills?
  3. Imagine using Google Docs in your classroom. What issues might arise?
  4. How could you address those issues?
56 Comments
I like google docs for the collaborative efforts for students. The comment editor allows me to give them feedback. The honesty component may be an issue, as students may not be up front about what they have done to contribute to the assignment. This is a good tool for writing assessment as well.
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I have learned that students love Google Docs and all its apps available. I have planned for this new school year, to just use Google Docs as much possible for collaboration between students. I see that sometimes students don't know how to work together, we will work on that this year. Google Docs Drive fits extremely well in the Technology Common Core Standards and definitely works for the 4 C's in common core - Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical Thinking-
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I have started using Google Docs for students to collaborate in my classroom. I also have them share their documents with me, so I can write comments or suggestions. It has been one of the most helpful tools in my Spanish classes. Students like Google Docs because it fosters collaboration, and all students work on the same assignment at the same time. I have also used Google Slides for presentations. All students have quickly learned how to use Google Docs. I plan to use it a lot more this upcoming school year. It fosters the ideas of Common Core.
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I started using Google Docs in college and loved them. I like the idea of generally using documents that can be shared like Google Docs where the teacher (in particular) can remotely check in on what is being done at any time. My wife uses this strategy in her classroom; she especially enjoys the ability to add comments or suggestions directly into whatever project the student is working on to make corrections or give guidance.
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Yes! I'm just beginning to see the potential of google docs and I can see how I can use it for my classroom. Some necessities - students have to have access to a computer lab with internet access, they have to have their own google account unless the school admin precludes this. Benefits - they don't have to collaborate using the same computer and necessarily at the same time! I just learned that.
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Transcripts

  • [00:00]
    Interviewer: One way that I like to foster collaborative group work is by using the collaborative writing function of

    [00:00]
    Interviewer: One way that I like to foster collaborative group work is by using the collaborative writing function of a Google doc.

    You have the computers here. I’m going to ask you to compose this on Google docs.

    A Google doc is an online document in which all of the authors can share access that document, so they can write simultaneously.

    And you want to share it with me and the people on your team, so that if you don’t finish in class, what are you doing tonight?

    One of the standards in the common core is to use technology, including the internet in order to foster collaboration.

    Interviewee: It starts with me saying good [inaudible 00:47] I desire a better acquaintance, then what?

    Interviewer: It is a standard because we know that our students are going to have to be able to manage these skills in productive ways, and they’re going to have to learn some of the etiquette.

    Interviewee: What if we all rough drafted some stuff, and then went around and shared it?

    Interviewer: Anyone who has ever endeavored to write collaboratively knows how difficult this really is. The reason it’s so tough is because writing is so personal. We all have a very idiosyncratic process. I actually think that Google docs supports a recursive, healthy writing process because you have the ability to draft and to change whenever you’re ready to.

    Interviewee: This is a good point to start because it kind of goes to abstract concepts.

    Interviewer: As a teacher who wants to give feedback, I can use the comment editor feature. I can leave comments for students. They can make those changes right away. It actually takes out a lot of the maneuvering of the documents and of the papers.

    So one thing you could do here is if you wanted to you could just make like Viola one color of font.

    It’s also really useful—as soon as they share it with me; I also get to be an observer of their process. So I can see which students are contributing. I have a greater insight into the actual writing process.

    Interviewee: That’s good.

    Interviewer: One of the best parts is that Google docs are free.

    [End of Audio]

School Details

Johnston Senior High School
6501 Nw 62nd Ave
Johnston IA 50131
Population: 1541

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Sarah Brown Wessling
English Language Arts / 10 11 12 / Teacher

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