Google Docs

The most popular feature of Google Docs is the ability for multiple students to edit the same document at the same time. In class, students can use Google Docs to create collaborative stories. Each student rotates through the document and adds another short paragraph to take the story further along. Other users can be added with permissions that allow them to comment and make suggested edits. Peer writing can be workshopped. As students work through the comments and suggestions, they are able to reply, resolve, accept, or reject what others have suggested. This gets them thinking about their writing at a higher level. Images and graphics can be added to Google Docs as well. Users can even personalize their fonts using Google Web Fonts and do some basic image editing, all from within the document itself.