Thursday, March 24, 2011

Google Docs and the 2nd Grade

I could go on about the attributes of Google Docs, how they epitomize the Web 2.0 standard of "anywhere, anytime, with anyone." I could go on about how they motivate kids to engage in academic activities that they normally wouldn't do. I could also lecture on about how all kids, even elementary kids-without all the fully developed digital dispositions-can use Google Apps with purpose.

I could do all those things, or I could just show you a picture of my 2nd-grade son at home, writing a fiction short story on a Google "Word" Document, while his teacher gives him real-time feedback in the shared document, at 6:30 p.m on a Thursday night.

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