Earlier this year I created this PDF, which answered the most common questions that students had when I showed the Google Docs setup process on the projector. It walks students, (who already have a Google-compatible email,) through the process of creating a Google account, then uploading or creating a new Google Doc. It also shows students how to change the title of the document to something that the teacher and peers can easily identify rather than ‘untitled document’. Finally it shows students how to share- it also covers how to share in the event that they’ve hit their share quota for the day, (despite never having been on Google Docs before.) I hope this document, along with the other great Google Docs resources on the site, helps everyone who wants to switch over with a smooth transition.
Kyle Phillips is the newspaper and student news website adviser at Cedar Rapids George Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is the secretary of the Iowa High School Press Association and was named a 2014 Rising Star by the Journalism Education Association.
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