Collaborating Online

There are a number of programs available today that allow people to collaborate online in real time. Companies like Google have created ways for groups to share documents and develop ideas together no matter where they are in the world.

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Why is it important?

There are benefits to teaching students how to collaborate online. First, students (or teachers) do not have to be in the same room or in the same city to work together. Second, students will learn how to work on projects remotely, preparing them for schools and businesses that are already utilizing online collaborative environments.

Tools and Resources

Google Docs (Watch Tutorial / Directions / Adobe Presentation)
Use this tool to create, share, and manage documents.

Microsoft Office Web Apps (Watch Tutorial)
Use this tool to manage and edit Microsoft documents wherever you go.

Google+ Hangouts
Increase your team’s productivity with meetings that hold up to 10 people and powerful tools like screen sharing and Google Docs.

TA (Teacher Assistant)
Teach Common Core with confidence and get your students ready for the new national standards.
Learn more about this teaching method and how to put it in action.

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards

Get moving with the Common Core Standards. The literacy resources on this page help educators implement the following College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards.

SL1
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
SL6
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
L1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.