Thursday, March 22, 2012
Google Apps are pretty useful. It is not easy to compose math worksheets in Google Docs, however, because the "add equation" is much more confusing than Math Type in Microsoft Word. Google Docs would not be as useful to use in the classroom, but they do provide a simple way to share information with the rest of the department and discuss plans, because everyone can edit and comment. Google Forms is much more useful in a classroom setting. I could set up online quizzes with all different types of questions, and the students answers are sent to me in a spreadsheet, making it easy to grade. Google Forms was actually quite fun to play around with. I enjoyed creating a silly quiz to send to some members of the math department.