Google Docs Suite Project

VIEW Sample of Assn #2 (from the Docs Picasa Group)
    • Group1- Docs:  (may be a large group activity (Aspire and Cohort-A)
      • One member create a new Google Doc and invite other group members & instructor as editors (or co-owners). Name the document.
      • Include all your group members on the top line of the new document
      • Section 1: Include a brief description of the tool and its features.
      • Section 2: Provide a bulleted list of how this tool could be used to improve productivity or enhance teaching/learning
      • Section 3: Include a bulleted list of your reflections (contributed by all group members as the process develops)
      • Section 4: Use the remainder of the document to experiment with Inserting images, tables, links, equations, apply formatting, and don't forget to experiment with the use of Comments
      • Be sure to explore & discuss the File & download as (a variety of options)
      • TASK: add a New Post to your individual Ed 520 Course Blog. Title: Google Docs Group Project
        • Briefly describe the name and purpose of your project, then provide an active link so one can view your document
          • Hint: you will need to Publish the doc; and Share as Viewable.
        • Your post should also include a personal reflection of your experience, including:
          • how this tool might improve personal productivity or enhance teaching/learning
          • your learning curve
          • how you personally contributed to the group
    • Group2- Sheets:
      • One member create a new Google Doc (that each group member & instructor is invited to edit or own). Give it a logical name.
      • Include all your group members on the top line of the new document
        • Section 1: Include a brief description of the tool and its features.
        • Section 2: A bulleted list of how this tool could be used to improve productivity or enhance teaching/learning
        • Section 3: Include a bulleted list of your reflections (contributed by all group members as the process develops)
      • Next, one member create a new Google Sheet and invite other group members & instructor as editors (or co-owners)
      • Experiment with a simple table that has a few basic stats (average, sum, etc.), possibly a chart, inserted Gadget, etc.
      • Experiment with clicking on Sheet 2 and working with sorting, freeze rows or columns, inserting images, Comments, etc. 
      • Be sure to explore & discuss the File & download as (a variety of options)
    • TASK: add a New Post to your individual Ed 520 Course Blog. Title: Google Docs Group Project
      • Briefly describe the purpose of your project, then provide an active link so one can view your Sheet
        • Hint: you will need to Publish the doc; and Share as Viewable.
      • Your post should also include a personal reflection of your experience, including:
        • how this tool might improve personal productivity or enhance teaching/learning
        • your learning curve
        • how you personally contributed to the group
    • Group 3- Presentation:
      • One member create a new Google Presentation (that each group member & instructor is invited to edit or own). Give it a logical name.
      • Slide 1: Your group members, an image, & whatever else you wish.
      • Slide 2: Include a brief description of the tool and its features.
      • Slide 3: A bulleted list of how this tool could be used to improve productivity or enhance teaching/learning
      • Slide 4: Include a bulleted list of your reflections (contributed by all group members as the process develops)
      • Remaining slide(s). Experiment with options like Inserting text, video (youtube), table, shapes, slides
      • Be sure to explore & discuss the File & download as (a variety of options)
        • Don't forget to include the Insert -> Drawings ... which you'll find to be very powerful.
      • TASK: add a New Post to your individual Ed 520 Course Blog. Title: Google Docs Group Project
        •  Briefly describe the purpose of your project, then provide an active link so one can view your Presentation
          • Hint: you will need to Publish the doc; and Share as Viewable.
        • Your post should also include a personal reflection of your experience, including:
          • how this tool might improve personal productivity or enhance teaching/learning
          • your learning curve
          • how you personally contributed to the group
    • Group 4- Forms:
      • One member create a new Google Doc (that each group member & instructor is invited to edit or own). Give it a logical name.
      • Include all your group members on the top line of the new document
        • Section 1: Include a brief description of the tool and its features.
        • Section 2: A bulleted list of how this tool could be used to improve productivity or enhance teaching/learning
        • Section 3: Include a bulleted list of your reflections (contributed by all group members as the process develops)
      • One member create a new Google Form (that each group member & instructor is invited to edit or own). 
        Give it a logical name.
      • Create a questionnaire (around 3 to 5 questions) to collect data on a topic of your choice. 
      • Upon completion, prepare to have the rest of the class go to your Questionnaire and begin to provide data. We can discuss this in class.
      • TASK: add a New Post to your individual Ed 520 Course Blog. Title: Google Docs Group Project
        •  Briefly describe the purpose of your project, then provide an active link so one can view your Form/Survey
        • Your post should also include a personal reflection of your experience, including:
          • how this tool might improve personal productivity or enhance teaching/learning
          • your learning curve
          • how you personally contributed to the group
    • Group 5- Reader:
      • One member create a new Google Doc (that each group member & instructor is invited to edit or own). Give it a logical name.
      • Include all your group members on the top line of the new document
      • Section 1: Include a brief description of the tool and its features.
      • Section 2: A bulleted list of how this tool could be used to improve productivity or enhance teaching/learning
      • Section 3: Include a bulleted list of your reflections (contributed by all group members as the process develops)
      • Experiment with subscribing to a blog or topic of interest.
      • TASK: add a New Post to your individual Ed 520 Course Blog. Title: Google Docs Group Project
        •  Briefly describe the purpose of your project, then provide an active link so one can view your document
        • Your post should also include a personal reflection of your experience, including:
          • how this tool might improve personal productivity or enhance teaching/learning
          • your learning curve
          • how you personally contributed to the group
    • Group 6- Picasa & PicasaWebAlbums:
      • One member create a new Google Doc (that each group member & instructor is invited to edit or own). Give it a logical name.
      • Include all your group members on the top line of the new document
        • Section 1: Include a brief description of the tool and its features.
        • Section 2: A bulleted list of how this tool could be used to improve productivity or enhance teaching/learning
        • Section 3: Include a bulleted list of your reflections (contributed by all group members as the process develops)
      • Experiment with creating a small web album, and making it Public for the rest of us to see. 
        • Include their new editor -> Piknic
        • Include the WebAlbum link in your Doc.
        • Discuss the potential of using Picasa as your local tool to manage pics.

        • TASK: add a New Post to your individual Ed 520 Course Blog. Title: Google Docs Group Project
          •  Briefly describe the purpose of your project, then provide an active link so one can view your document
          • Your post should also include a personal reflection of your experience, including:
            • how this tool might improve personal productivity or enhance teaching/learning
            • your learning curve
            • how you personally contributed to the group


      • Group 7- Drawings:  (blend this into Presentation & Docs)
        • One member create a Google Doc (that each group member & instructor invited to edit or own). Give it a logical name.
          • Section 1: Include a brief description of the tool and its features.
          • Section 2: A bulleted list of how this tool could be used to improve productivity or enhance teaching/learning.
          • Section 3: Include a bulleted list of your reflections (contributed by all group members as the process develops)
          • Include all your group members on the top line of the new document
        • Next, one member create a new Google Drawing (that each group member & instructor is invited to edit or own). Give it a logical name.
        • Include a text box with your group members
        • Insert an image off the internet or from a local computer
        • Experiment with options like inserting lines, arrows, curves, shapes, etc.
        • Be sure to explore & discuss the File and Download as (a variety of options).
        • TASK: add a New Post to your individual Ed 520 Course Blog. Title: Google Docs Group Project
          •  Briefly describe the purpose of your project, then provide an active link so one can view your Drawing
          • Your post should also include a personal reflection of your experience, including:
            • how this tool might improve personal productivity or enhance teaching/learning
            • your learning curve
            • how you personally contributed to the group

      • YouTube (?)
        • One member create a new Google Doc (that each group member & instructor is invited to edit or own). Give it a logical name.
        • Include all your group members on the top line of the new document
          • Section 1: Include a brief description of the tool and its features.
          • Section 2: A bulleted list of how this tool could be used to improve productivity or enhance teaching/learning
          • Section 3: Include a bulleted list of your reflections (contributed by all group members as the process develops)
        • Insert an appropriate YouTube Video into your course Blog. 
          • Consider either creating a group video and uploading to YouTube, or using an existing video with a relevant topic, such as "What is Web2.0?"
        • TASK: add a New Post to your individual Ed 520 Course Blog. Title: Google Docs Group Project
          •  Briefly describe the purpose of your project, then provide an active link so one can view your document
          • Your post should also include a personal reflection of your experience, including:
            • how this tool might improve personal productivity or enhance teaching/learning
            • your learning curve
            • how you personally contributed to the group
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