PD session 3: Collaboration using Google Docs

The purpose of today’s Professional Development session is to get familiar with a number of collaborative tools that you can use in your teaching and planning.

Bright Spots

  • Adrian Dingle—behind the scenes at adchempages
  • Jason Vuckovic—Blogging on Marine Biology trip to Hawaii
  • Katherine Hicks-Using excel to plot perodic trends

Google Docs and Google Apps

How to login to Westminster’s google apps for education site:

  1. Go to http://docs.google.com and click sign in.

login: your full email address (usually firstnamelastname@wesmtinster.net)
Use the password written on the board in our classroom as your initial password. Feel free to change it.

Pro tip:How to enable multiple sign-ins to google apps (so you can easily switch between your limited Westminster google apps account and your personal google apps account)

Here are some interesting ideas for using google docs in the classroom:

More google docs resources

Where to go for support

If you forget your password and need to have it reset, you can usually reset it by clicking on the “Can’t access my account” link at the bottom of the login window. If you still have trouble, either Mary Reynolds or John Burk can reset your password (or the password of your students).

Mary and John are also available to help you 1-on-1 with Google Docs (or any other app you may desire instruction on).

Google Docs community: A youtube site filled with videos and tutorials explaining how to use Google Docs and take advantage of advanced features.


One thought on “PD session 3: Collaboration using Google Docs

  1. […] Google DocsYou can create google forms quickly and easily, and even set them up to check simple numeric and multiple choice responses automatically. This was the topic of our 3rd PD session:Collaboration using google docs. […]

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