Google docs and more

A lot of people around school have taken to using googledocs for a few things. I guess this is a prelude to the extensive use for curriculum mapping, so it seems like a good idea to get people comfortable with this. Some things it seems better suited to than others.

One use has been discussion documents where a document is put out and feedback requested. This has some advantages (revision history, printable documents, access pre-managed…) but also disadvantages (need to keep looking back for updates (is this true?), relies on authors identifying selves, doesn’t protect input from accidental editing…). It would be worth thinking if this is the best way for this- how about a wiki instead? Whatever happened to google wave?

Other things that have been happening: just completed the IGCSE mock report using office. This worked pretty smoothly, especially with access to quick double sided printing from the copier and it helped with the folioing, I think. The challenge with this is often the non-standard cases. Leaving out the ‘nominal total’ column was a mistake that should be fixed for next time so that new students can have their totals modified easily. It is a pity that it is a bit heavy and doesn’t work well on the network so that it is not easy to let others manage this.

It would be nice to have better digital managing of video resources – often looking for movies


One Comment to “Google docs and more”

  1. update notification for googledocs is a common request and not yet implemented, it seems:

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