Friday, October 28, 2016

Working with Google Docs

Now that you know how to create a Google Doc, let's learn more about working with Google Docs.  This video will show you around the Google Docs app and show you how to work with Google Docs.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Creating a Google Doc

Most of us are familiar with Microsoft Word and probably have been using it for ages.  Along comes Google Docs and you ask yourself, "Why would I use Google Docs and not just keep using Word?"  Fair question.  In fact, using Word on your local computer provides you more powerful features than Google Docs . . . or does it?  Since Word runs on your local computer, it has more advanced features than does Google Docs; however, we're really not comparing apples-apples here.  Word uses your computer's operating system to run.  Docs uses your browser.  This means that any device that can connect to the Internet and has a browser can run Docs.  That can't be said about Word.  You can't run Word on your iPad, for example.  Okay, you can if you're using Office 365, but then the functionality of Word 365 is the same as Word running on your computer, and you've negated the advantage.

If I've lost you by this point, it probably means you really don't care about all of the above information.  You just want to know why you should use Docs.  Well, simply put, it allows you to create and documents and collaborate with others in real-time.  Imagine creating a document (or assignment) and sharing it with your students.  Your students then use that document to complete their work and share it back with you.  All of this is done online, on any device, anywhere an Internet connection is available.

Rather than going on about all of the advantages of Google Docs, I'll let you watch the video below to learn how to create a Google Doc and follow with a video on how to work with Google Docs.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Using Google Drive

Now that you know what Google Drive is and how it works, let's dive deeper and start looking at some of the ways to use Google Drive to its full capacity.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Google Drive Overview

If you're new to Google Drive, this video will provide you with an overview of your Google Drive.