Why I broke up with Google Docs (We're back together)

Google Docs and I had a great thing going. I have been a user since its beta release in 2006. Later I began to experiment with its use in the classroom. Then I attended the Google Teacher Academy and was convinced that I would go completely paperless with all future papers I would assign. It didn't go well. See why Google Docs and I briefly broke up and why we're back together.

[Update] Aaron Slutsky commented on Google+ 
I've had some teacher screencast their comments to the students. Think it could be done as efficiently as making comments?
Screencasting paper comments may be even faster. I'll have to think about that.


  1. Thanks for the Ctrl-Enter tip. I knew about Crtl-Alt-M but not the other one. I have a question: Are you annoyed by the notifications? I know that I can turn them off, but that is document by document (rather than universal), right? Am I missing something? I don't like getting hundreds of emails based on their responses to my comments.

  2. I agree, Mark. It would be nice to globally turn off notifications. If you're getting notifications in gmail, I recommend that you create a filter so the notifications don't clutter your inbox.


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