When I went to the DEN Spring Conference, Google Docs was mentioned but I knew absolutely nothing about it so it was ignored.

Looking at the DEN Geocaching Blog page, I saw many people were using Google Docs but I still didn’t know anything about them. I looked at their links and marveled at the possibilities but how do I get started? Color me clueless.

Porter briefly mentioned in an e-mail Google Docs. Then one of my potential teammates mentioned it.

Something/someone was pushing me towards Google Docs.

So this morning I bit the bullet and created my first Google Doc: registration for my geocaching day team event.

Since I used a template and frequently reviewed what others had posted for their registration pages, it was easy. It’s even easier than using Moodle! Sure, I had a minor flub but it was easily corrected with some intrepid button-pushing. (I’m so George Jetson!)

Unlike Moodle, Google Docs is not limited to a few people/students. Now… how can I incorporate Google Docs into my life?

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About scribedscribbles

Like most people, I hate filling out profile pages. Who am I? Well, I’m a wife, teacher, daughter, and friend. I’m also an intellectual, an introvert, a night owl, and a bookworm. I work with struggling readers and overachievers, ages 11 to 15. I take care of students, a cat, two rabbits, friends, and my husband. I enjoy geocaching, reading, volksmarching, gardening, crocheting for charity, lecturing, science fiction, learning, and teaching. My favorite colors are blue, green, and purple. I am judgmental, dyslexic, sweet, overweight, graying, short, generous, loving, supportive, and chronically early to meetings. I’m afraid of snakes, putting my head underwater, heights, depths, and failure.

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