Google Docs has evolved from a simple word processor. It can now handle basic desktop publishing tasks. It doesn’t have a range of graphic tools like Microsoft Publisher or Indesign. But, we can create some basic publications. We will be creating a report with images and columns. We will also create a flyer.
This issue covers the use of several Google applications to gather information. These tools include Google Keep to collect web resources. It is useful at collecting web sources and organizing those resources. There are extensions we will use to add functionality to Google Chrome. These extensions include Nimbus and Reader View. Google Docs uses add-ons to add features. We will use the EasyBib add-on to help build our citations page. We will use Google Drawings to construct a basic bubble map graphic organizer. With Google Docs comment option we will provide feedback to students on their work. There are various ways to publish our finished document and we will explore three of those options.