Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Thing 18- google docs

The online productivity tool I chose to look at was Google docs (mainly because my hubby is picky about what I download!). This is a GREAT tool! Never again will it's users have to worry about losing their documents to a failed computer....they are safe in their account on the web. The program is very user friendly. I uploaded a word document with ease, and was able to begin the process of keeping my documents organized in folders. I also love the fact that there is a way to chat with others while working on the same document together. This is a great feature to limit getting off task! It is completely compatible with Microsoft, meaning any work we have done previously can be uploaded and kept in this account. I remember in class Dr. Bishop making the prediction that these types of tools are going to be very valuable in education due to the rising cost of the Microsoft products. I can now see why!

1 comment:

  1. Nanci,

    I also enjoyed the fact that Google Doc has so much to offer, especially since it's free. Wasn't there a session at TLA about free online business resources? There was so much to see and do at the conference. Hopefully they'll offer it next year!