This week in my Educational Leadership Class Technology, Culture and Learning we learned about Google Docs. We were able to create a template for a Google site. We also, created forms and documents, surveys and embedded videos into our site.
At first I was very apprehensive working on this project. I have never used Google sites or Google docs before. I never even had a G-mail account until I started this class. I actually enjoyed this lesson very much and learned a lot. One of my favorite parts of this lesson was creating the survey/poll. This was much easier than I expected and fun too. Another aspect of the survey that I found interesting was being able to see the results of your survey and generating a user-friendly results report.
I will be able to work on my documents from any computer. I will also be able to share my documents with co-workers and students. I think it’s great that I can collaborate with others and have the ability to work with others in real time. I can also use it to post powerpoints for people to view. This is a great free resource that can be used for work, school or personal projects. It allows you to share confidential information as long as you have a private page.
The best way to use this for my work environment would be to help with training. This would be a great way to have training materials posted online for co-workers to review at their leisure. I could also incorporate a survey to see if having training presented this way beneficial to the employees. We could even videotape presentations and/or trainers and post these videos online for all employees to review.
There are so many things to work do in google docs. I look forward to working with and exploring google docs and google sites in the future.