http://tinyurl.com/WSDDocsWritingPD 

*Google Docs for a campaign speech

Goal of Google Docs for Writing Workshop:

Learn how to leverage Google Documents to improve student writing and engagement with feedback.

“...digital tools and platforms encourage ownership of writing and foster a culture of creativity.”**

Built-in

For each group, of 2 - 4 participants create 1 shared document, in other words, only 1 group member create a Google Document and then share it with their group members.
Sharing & Peer-editing (view, comment, or edit)

Revision history *Saves are automatic, <Show more detailed revisions>, “Restore to this revision”, Use this to see the actual writing process and give feedback.

Tools →

Research (cite), Word Count, Define, Translate Document

Preferences -  i.e. cap → // capitalize error //  or sp → ***check your spelling**

 

Live in Doc Chat

Check in during writing assessment (formative or summative) while the students are working to give them some real time feedback. run

Commenting - <ctrl+alt+m> - need to have text highlighted to add a comment

        Comments are automatically emailed to students unless turned off.

To change the notifications option click on comments , notifications  Options include: all, replies to you, none

New Commenting Features Explained

+someone in the comment section so it automatically emails them your comment.

Please add to a “master list” of comments, and you can add this document to your starred items in your Google Drive for easy access. Split your screen b/w your bank of comments and student work.

Add links to videos to guide students, use Goo.gl URL shortener add to the master list 

Grammar Girl

http://grmr.me/ 

English & Grammar playlist

Voice to text is rumored to be included in Google Docs really soon.

        Various Apps that do voice to text

Hall and Oates Google Docs

Apps/Extensions

Feedback 

*Kaizena - audio feedback on student writing

*Vocaroo - Leave voice comments (no sign-in)

        *Screencastify - audio & visual feedback via screencasting

must set up YouTube channel first

*Grammarly - automatically checks spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes when you write.

Google Forms - Turn a Set of Spreadsheet Cells Into Easy to Read Documents

Bibliography

EasyBib

Otto Bib

Purdue OWL MLA

KnightCite

Cornell University’s how to prepare an annotated bibliography

Note taking

Diigo - research, organize in one place

CiteLighter -  research, organization, and writing to one place.

Overview video

Evernote - easily collect and find everything that matters.

Google Keep

Publishing / Creating

*Lucid Press Layout & Design - desktop publishing for Google Drive

        1:1 PD Essentials

*Smore - Google Summit @Wilson Date Saver

Google Drawing - mind mapping/pre-write

        Google Drawings for Character Traits

https://www.bettercloud.com/monitor/the-academy/3-simple-distraction-free-writing-tools/ 

Lucidchart - diagramming/mind mapping software/pre-writing

Blogger - a part of GAFE, students can use their @share.wilsonsd.org accounts to create their own blog

        9th Grade ISTEM Student Blogs

Kid Blog - great tool with younger students

Have students write reviews books on Amazon or Google Play Store

Publishing to the Google Play Bookstore, or LuLu

Hemingway Editor - Web App - points out parts of your writing that you might want to fix, beyond spelling & grammar

        

Accessibility / Differentiation Apps

SpeakIt! - Select text, and it will read it to you.

Sound Gecko - Listen to text, web articles and documents

*Read & Write for Google - Make GAFE accessible for those with reading and writing difficulties, learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, or English Language Learners.

Clearly - strips all the advertisements around online article

Classroom Ideas

Interesting Ways to Google Docs in the classroom

Digital Storytelling

        Google Story Builder - really cool

        Docs Demo: Master Edition - for fun, write with famous writers.

Lost Generation;

Let the Creative Beast Out;

Edtechteacher - digital storytelling overview, classroom exemplars, media resources & integration  

Ngram Viewer

        Search a word and map it to History

Use different colors for your intro sentences, supporting details, quotes, etc

Search with Google and by Reading Level

Storyboards & Rubrics for Digital Storytelling

Storyboarding / planning is where the learning happens.        

Rubrics give the students guidance for the expectations of their story.

https://www.storyboardthat.com/ 

Common Digital Storytelling Tools

        Zimmer Twins - share animated stories

        Story Bird - Read, Write, Discover, Share  -  Publish Art Inspired Books

        PicLit - Inspired Picture Writing

Capzles - Create rich multimedia experiences with videos, photos, music, blogs, and comments

Domo Animate - Create animated stories (variety of backgrounds and characters)

Animoto- Create 30 Second Videos for Free (combine images, songs, and text)

Make Belief Comics - Create Comicstrips

Voice Thread - Multimedia slideshow that holds images, documents, and videos

Savagery vs. Civilization (Lord of the Flies),  

Grad Course VoiceThread

Kramer's Rule Algebra 2 Class

NonVerbal Communication in Media Course

ZooBurst - Create interactive 3D pop-up books

Book Track -- Poetry

Other Digital Story tools

If-Time:

Google Cultural Institute - Overview Video - WOW!!

Additional Resources for Writing with Google Docs:

Interesting Ways to Support Writing in the Classroom

10 Ways Social Media Can Improve Writing in Your Classroom

http://bit.ly/1npuRCR 

Improve Writing with Google Documents

Google Docs Editor Help

Teaching High School English Today

English Teacher Support Group

Help with Google+

Twitter #EngChat hashtag

Help with Twitter

        Black Menu - Quickly search almost everything google is capable of.

Pew Research Center & National Writing Project

Post-Google Apps Workshop Evaluation

 “Weird Al” #Word Crime

*Thanks to Jennifer Judkins for much of the above information & resources*