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
Another great thing about Google docs is that you don't need a USB or to remember to hit 'save' since it saves automatically. All of my lesson plans are in Google docs, easy access!
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I use google docs all the time in my classroom. It's a great resource. I also use google sites to connect with my students outside the classroom. And best of all, it's free!
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Great free resource. Works well with students.
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I agree, Dominique: GoogleSites is a fantastic way to organize everything from the class to projects to portfolios.
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I started to use google docs this year and it was a great success. Ideal for collaborative work!
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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 a

    [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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Teachers

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

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