Using Google Drive in the classroom
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Interested in monitoring student work? Give feedback regularly? Reduce student excuses? Try Google Drive!
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3 Google Resources for Student Centered Writing by @shfarnsworth

3 Google Resources for Student Centered Writing by @shfarnsworth | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

In a student-centered writing classroom, students may be in various stages in the writing process. To combat all of the organizational issues that may arise, it is important to equip students with not only the resources to aid in their endeavors, but also strategies to use when they find themselves with a plethora of information but little to no organization.

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Wow. I'm not a language arts teacher but I know it is still my responsibility to help develop student literacy. It is always fascinating to see how language arts teachers (or in this case, an English teacher) go about scaffolding student work.

Here is a really good example of using the power of online applications to not only enhance student writing but to help students organise themselves.

I particularly liked using Google Drawing for "Hexagonal Thinking", illustrated above, to help students in the pre-writing stage.  Students can get ideas down, rearrange and colour them to show how ideas are connected and then use it to start the research phase of their writing.

Thank you very much Shaelynn Farnsworth, a guest blogger at the Alice Keeler site.

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Nancy Johnson's curator insight, February 12, 2016 9:25 AM

Great ideas to help students with their writing. I really like text, me, so. It is a simple, but powerful strategy to get more out of students's writing.

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How Google Drive Makes It Easier To Teach Writing

How Google Drive Makes It Easier To Teach Writing | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Making my students switch from MS Word to Google Drive not only eliminated the headache of incompatible versions and big email attachments. It's made them better writers.
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Improving Writing with Google Docs - Google Slides

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Nice set of slides with clear ideas about how using Google Docs can improve student writing. It includes ideas for using the new Apps and using Revision History to show how student writing has developed.

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