If you want to create for viewers …or initiate a creation and then solicit collaboration from others, Google Docs is for you! I played around with Word and Powerpoint. The Word document has to do with my course content. This would be a much easier way to collaborate with my colleagues as we tweak the next year’s curriculum.
I also practiced with a PPT presentation for parents at our August Open House. I had never inserted a video into a presentation, so that was a neat experience.
Finally, I liked Shelley’s list of possible uses for Google docs. I would really like to try the peer editing. My students produce a literary research paper. They work on it for 5-6 months. Online peer editing could really help them and it could be done any time 24 x 7. …Google Docs is just another way to keep the classroom open and available for students and teachers any day, any time. And what could be better than storing a document in one, safe place to share with others? …Well, eating chocolate while you’re storing the document to share with others, but that could be arranged!