1. Create at least one document in Google Docs and share it with a few others on your campus or within your department. It could a team member, a department colleague, or another teacher with whom you plan a collaboration. Ask that person to comment or chat and real-time edit the document with you.
I created a document in Google Docs and shared it with two of the colleagues in my department. I set it up for them to comment and asked them to give me their input.
2. Create one form in Google Docs and send it via email to at least two other people and ask them to respond.
I created a form using Google Docs and sent it to 2 of my colleagues and asked them to respond.
3. Briefly discuss how you can use the tools in Google Apps with your team or department. How can you incorporate Google Apps as a tool in your classroom? Which tools are you excited about using with students?
I will use the shared documents tool in Google Apps with my department. This new tools will cut down on email attachments and avoid the multiple-version syndrome of wasted space. I can incorporate the Google Apps as a tool in my classroom by letting my classes see my calendar tool through the website, so they will know the upcoming assignments and projects. I am excited about using the shared presentation and editing tools with my students, so their projects will be perfected online and able to see by all their classmates.