Google Docs

Self-Paced Professional Development Course

What is Google Docs?

Google Docs is an online word processor incorporating the basic features of Microsoft Word or Apple Pages, but adding real-time collaboration and sharing options that make it a great productivity tool.

How can I use it to enhance & transform my classroom?

  • Take collaboration to a whole new level!

    • Create documents and share them with your students or colleagues, choosing whether they can edit the document, just comment on it, or only view it.

    • Students can create documents, collaborate with classmates, and/or share them with you for review.

    • Eliminate compatibility frustrations caused by differences in software programs and devices. Everyone can use Google Docs.

    • Access from any internet-capable device any time.

    • Ensure all collaborators are doing their part by referencing the revision history of the document.

  • Makes research and writing more efficient with built-in tools including web searching within the document, automatic citations, definitions and voice typing.

What are other educators saying about it?

Self-Paced Training

Things To Read & Watch

Google Share Settings
View and edit your files offline
Google Docs Super Powers
7 Sensational Google Docss Add-Ons for Educators
APP SMASH! G.A.F.E. and Mystery Skype

Learn by Doing


  • Use Google Docs with your students and/or colleagues.
  • Be sure to incorporate some features that are unique to Google Docs (like sharing and the research tool).
  • Install and use at least one Add-On

Get your badge and PGP Certificate!

Complete the form below to show what you've learned and accomplished! Once reviewed, you'll receive your badge and PGP certificate.

2 PGPs

(Sorry.... these are only available to Southwest Parke staff.)

Rachel Porter

I'd love to help you become more proficient with Google Docs. Contact me with questions specific to your classroom!