Saturday, September 22, 2012

Thing 13

Thing 13 is about web based applications. This means applications such as word processing and spreadsheets. Google Docs and Zoho Writer are some great tools for publishing documents. Zoho Writer enables the user to create documents without the need for installing software to your hard drive. Some really simple ways you could use this in your classroom could be making newsletters or assignments such as writing projects, crafts, or worksheets. Google Docs differs from Zoho Writer in that Google Docs collaborates between users to allow communication. These tools would be helpful in sending work to students who are sick or unable to attend class. I created a sample assignment on Google Docs to get a good look at how user friendly all of its features are. The link is provided below


1 comment:

  1. I did not know about those type of applications. I dan definetely see how useful they can be. If a student is ssick it is just an easier way to send home assignments without the parents personally having to come to the school to pick them up. I they are pretty cool apps I can see myself using them.