One of the neat things about working in Google Docs is the unique “web” feel of it. Some teachers here BFIS have been experimenting with writer’s notebooks in Google Docs. It’s fun to have access to a log of edits, great content, and web resources that can be linked right within.
Students can quickly pull in pictures and resources from the web, and teachers can add in anchor charts or links to videos. It creates a very flexible multimedia rich experience for our writers. It also offers a unique way for a student to access resources. Often students keep things in folders that live at school in their desk. Now, having access to their reference materials (like anchor charts) through hyperlinks in their documents, students can access those resources from anywhere with an internet connection.
It’s also a huge benefit for students to become familiar with organizing resources on digital platforms. As they begin to link resources themselves, they’ll become more familiar with how the web works, and even begin some foundational website building skills.
Instructional Technology Coach