Create: Using Web 2.0 Tools to Differentiate Teacher Instruction Quest

posted May 22, 2016, 7:06 AM by Emily Kroutil
Web 2.0 tools are quite useful as a teacher.  I use Google Drive quite frequently to create documents for my students.  Inevitably, I or a student will notice a typo or error in the document and I can quickly go in and fix the error and once the students have reloaded their pages, the error is gone and the new, correct document is in its place.  It does not require opening a document, fixing it, saving it, converting it to a PDF so anyone can view it regardless of their software, uploading it to the internet, and sending out the link.  Google Drive eliminates os many of these steps.  I created a Cornell-like notes template in Google Drive (Google Docs, specifically) for my students to use in their study of projectiles.  All of the documents I have created and uploaded for them for this unit are available HERE.

The only time I've had trouble with using these tools is if the internet goes out at my school (more regularly than I'd like).  Of course, if the internet goes out for a completely virtual class, you have bigger problems than not being able to access Google Drive ;-)