Google Web Tools


googledocs.PNGGoogle Docs
https://Docs.google.com
This web based offering is already a part of every student’s email account here at NU. The student email account is set up through Google and allows for ease of communication between one another. Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, spreadsheets, and more can be created independently or shared with others. Google allows for synchronous work on documents so a whole group could be editing a document together.


google forms.PNGGoogle Forms
https://drive.google.com

Google Forms is a useful tool to help you plan events, send a survey, give students a quiz, or collect other information in an easy, streamlined way. A Google form can be connected to a Google spreadsheet. If a spreadsheet is linked to the form, responses will automatically be sent to the spreadsheet. Otherwise, users can view them on the “Summary of Responses” page accessible from the Responses menu.


googledrive.PNGGoogle Drive
https://drive.google.com
Google Drive lets you store and access your files anywhere -- on the web, on your hard drive, or on the go. Change a file on the web, on your computer, or on your mobile device and it updates on every device where you’ve installed Google Drive. Share, collaborate, or work alone: your files, your choice.



googlesites.PNGGoogle Sites
https://sites.google.com
Google Sites is the easiest way to make information accessible to people who need quick, up-to-date access. People can work together on a Site to add file attachments, information from other Google applications (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube and Picasa), and new free-form content. Creating a site together is as easy as editing a document, and you always control who has access, whether it's just yourself, your team, or your whole organization. You can even publish Sites to the world. The Google Sites web application is accessible from any internet connected computer.


googlehangouts.PNGGoogle Hangout
http://www.google.com/hangouts/
Conversations that come to life. Anytime, anywhere, for free. Google+ Hangouts is a free video chat service from Google that enables both one-on-one chats and group chats with up to ten people at a time. Google Hangouts focuses more on "face-to-face-to-face" group interaction as opposed to one-on-one video chats, and utilizes sophisticated technology to seamlessly switch the focus to the person currently chatting. Google Hangouts can be accessed via laptop and desktop computers as well as with Android mobile devices. In addition to video chatting, Google Hangouts users can share documents, scratchpads, images and YouTube videos with other users.