Sharing Docs will allow others to collaborate on a document with you. You can give different permissions to the document to allow editing rights, allow comments or only only users to view. You can share document with users who do not have Google accounts in the Advanced Features. You can also create a shareable link of the document and email, tweet or post it to your website to make available. Click on the Sharing Docs link to view a demonstration.
Although convenient, and imperative to the collaborative process for both teachers and students sharing documents and/or files in Google can often be confusing. Do you want to share a document so others can edit, provide feedback, or just view? Recently, @alicekeeler tweeted this useful sketchnote created by @sylviaduckworth to help us get a better understanding of Google sharing permissions.
I recently read about Teach for Google on Alice Keeler's (@alicekeeler - if you are on Twitter, follow her you will not be disappointed) Teacher Tech website. She described Teacher for Google as a service that gives you tips for using Google Apps as well as instructional strategies for teaching. Keeler explains that if you sign up with your Google ID you have access to two courses, resources, and strategies related to skills taught in these courses. Additional courses, are (of course) a fee. Curious, I went to check out this site myself, and signed up. I going to explore the courses and their suggestions and let you know what I think.
You can watch an overview of Teacher for Google below. If you happen to explore it, and find it helpful, please comment below.
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