Documents are stored in your Google drive, a free cloud based storage solution which is similar to Dropbox.
Watch the videos below to learn more, or click here to download a free guide to Google Docs for Educators.
Teachers, principals, and students explain why they use Google Docs in their schools.
Click here to sign up for Google Docs
Once you start using Google docs you'll find that there are many free add-ons that you can install to make you life a little bit easier.
Below we've listed some of the ones that we think are really useful for educators:
- Doctopus - Doctopus makes it easier for teachers to share, organize, and assess student work in Google Drive.
- Flubaroo - Enables you to grade online assignments, generate reports on learner performance and email students their test scores.
- GClassFolders - Automatically creates and shares student folders for a teacher. This simplifies classroom workflow when using Google Apps.
For answers to the most common questions and concerns educators can sometimes have when being introducing to Google Docs, and indeed all of Google's services (commonly known as Google Apps), please click on the link below:
- Click here to read Google's security and privacy overview.
- How to password protect data in a Google Spreadsheet.
- Read & Write for Google Docs
This is a free chrome extension which adds accessibility features to Google Docs such as Text To Speech with Dual Synchronised Highlighting and Study Skills tools.
The Google Docs community has set up it's own Youtube Channel to provide training videos for users.
Using Google Dive you can automatically synchronise all of your Google Docs to your local machine - perfect if you need to work on them but don't have internet access.