Distance Learning Essentials
Google Docs can be used to share information as a simple digital document -- or an interactive and collaborative tool in a distance learning setting. The ability to insert images, tables, links, and beyond make Docs a powerful distance learning tool.
Basic Docs for Newbies...
- Brand new to Google Docs? Check out these slides or visit First Day of Google Docs in the Teacher Center for ideas for your classroom!
- Create Google docs with assignment directions and make a copy for each student in Classroom.
- Not using Classroom? You can share docs from your Drive in your LMS or on a class website with a link (or by email.)
- Create a Google doc to share with students to ask questions in order to review for a quiz or clarify about assignments.
- Use the comments feature in Docs to have an ongoing discussion with your students on an assignment or research topic.
- Challenge: Try some of these Docs challenges! (Note: Link will prompt you to make a copy of our doc. When you do so, you will be the 'owner' of the copy you make; the the copy will be stored in your Google Drive and we will not be able to see it.)
- You can essentially build a whole lesson in an interactive Doc or Slides presentation. Create Hyperdocs for students to work through an assignment including interactive elements, video links, Google Form links, tables or charts to fill in, etc.
- Want an examples of a Hyperdoc? Check out these examples by content area!
- Want to learn more about Hyperdocs? Check out our Hyperdoc Hyperdoc! 🙂
- You do not have to start from scratch! Here are some templates!
- Challenge: Build your own with this planning guide!