2 – Google Drive/Docs

Google Docs is a free web-based word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, form and data storage service from Google. You can work on your own or collaboratively.  You can also import docs from MS Office and Open Office. Now refereed to to as Google Drive.

Moves into #2 position on the list this year.

Website Cost Availability
www.google.com/docs Free Online
RANKINGS
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
 2  3  3  3  5 17 24

Comments from those who selected Google Drive/Docs as one of their Top 10 Tools 

Google forms – for collecting learner feedback, 2014
collaborative development space, JD Dillon, 2014
The ability to create and share folders, presentations, and more makes this a great portfolio repository, 2014
Google Forms: have your forms autograded with the Flubaroo script. Same script will also send an email to all students with their results (as long as you ask for their email addresses as one of the form questions). A great new option in the form: embed video in the form. This is wonderful for teachers, who can now have the video and questions about the video in the same place. You can also do this with Educanon. Nicole Naditz, 2014
default collaborative tool set, 2014

In my translation classes (German/Spanish and English/Spanish) for sharing suggestions and corrections, and for work in groups and pairs too, 2013
The collaboration suite of the year! Naomi Harm, 2013
fast and easy way to creat and collaborate  Danny Ortegon, 2013
Online collaboration has never been easier.  Shakir Ahmad, 2013
share documents with students/colleagues. Work in real time on projects  Debra Lee, 2013
as an office suite for producing collaborative texts, presentations
online, live, collaboration makes it easy to collaborate with others  Zifang Su, 2013
Where I have everything…  Debra Robinson, 2013
for writing and sharing, Sam Oakley, 2013
It began with a love of Google Forms. Now I am using Google Drive for nearly everything.  Tim Childers, 2013
Collaborative and sharing documents, it is increasingly becoming an important tool for me.  Mark Rollins, 2013
easiest of sharing methods  Robin Long, 2013
wonderful cross-platform sharing tool for working in groups, 2013
Use this product for a multiple of tasks and the collaborative aspects and ease of use Christina Carboni, 2013
allows for creation of content, accessibility, and sharing  Shannon Bosley, 2013
for accessible, synchronous, collaborative work to connect online and f2f classes in blended format) Lyra Hilliard, 2013

  • “the best to share/ do documents quickly” Maria de los Angeles Castro
  • “students submit work this way; surveys throughout the class; class brainstorming on a shared document; gradebook simulations on spreadsheets, etc.; too wonderful for words” Sarah Davis
  • “brilliant tool for collaboration and sharing” Jane Challinor
  • “So useful for collaborative working on docs, spreadsheets or for booking forms online. Great and free.” Rob Hubbard
  • “I use Google Docs for documents and spreadsheets, which I can easily share or publish. I use Forms to easily create surveys and bring the data into the spreadsheets. I also use it to get distance learners to collaborate.” Brian Mulligan
  • “A free utility that enables you to work collaboratively with others on wordprocessed or spreadsheet documents as well as visual presentations. The GREATEST tool is the form tool that enables you to create forms that are posted on the web. As users enter the data, it appears immediately in your spreadsheet.” Leigh Zeitz
  • “A realistic alternative to ‘traditional’ Office application suites. The ability to collaborate makes Google Docs a winner.” Karl Goddard