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Using Webtop Applications in the Classroom


Check out these steps to create a simple assignment! Google Docs Classroom Ideas


The added benefit of using webtop applications in lieu of a computer-based application is the fact that students and adults are able to create, view, and edit documents simultaneously anywhere, anytime.



Here are some ideas for activities that can be enhanced through use of webtop applications. Please add your own ideas!


You might also be interested in thispage, Strengths and Weaknesses, where teachers share ideas about Google Docs and Zoho applications.



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  • Peer editing—Students can read and make edits in another student's writing


  • Group story—One student writes the opening paragraph for a story, then invites another student in as a collaborator to write the next paragraph. The second student invite in a third to continue writing, and so on.


  • Brainstorming—Teams of students use a Google Doc to brainstorm ideas for a group project.






  • Agenda building


  • Writing a grant proposal


  • Collaborative lesson planning










  • Math/Life skills—Adults often share checkbooks. Teach students how to use a register and how to make entries in a team checkbook. This activity may be part of a larger group project on finance.


  • Math/Life skills—Teams of students create and use a spreadsheet to make projections for a business plan being developed as part of a group project.


  • Science Log books—After collecting data in the field (e.g., water and air temperature), student teams enter data in a shared spreadsheet for further analysis.






  • Developing grant budget


  • Projecting next year's funding distributions


  • Analyzing student test scores










  • Language Arts—Student teams collaborate on a poetry project to explain types of poetry and provide examples.


  • Social Studies—Whole class contributes to a slide show retrospective of a field trip while parents can access online.


  • Science—Lab teams document steps of the Scientific Process during an experiment using slides.






  • School board presentation


  • Back-To-School night presentations


  • New student welcome



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