2 – Google Docs/Drive

RETAINS ITS #2 POSITION THIS YEAR

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 referred to to as Google Drive.

Website Cost Availability
www.google.com/docs Free Online & Apps
PAST 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 

“versatility” Danny Ortegon, 2014

“It didn’t take long to realize how cloud storage could help me organize my work and assignments. Combine that with an integrated and free office suite clone, and you have another one of my top tool picks.” Rob Wiltbank, 2014

“using this more this year since involvement with edcontexts.org – cloud based, ubiquitous nature of google docs enables us to easily share drafts, co-write, and review proposed posts and ideas.” Tanya Lau 2014

“to share common content” Dr Tushar Maniar, 2014
“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
“best for real time student collaboration” 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

Pre-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