Google Docs in Elementary Related Tags: Classroom Technology More Related Discussions Kelsy Posted 03/23/2013 2:16PM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM 1 Shares 4 534 Views My district recently gave us district emails for our students 4th-5th grade so they can use google docs for word processing. Is it a good idea to activate and use these accounts for students so young? Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 4 Share Comments (4)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Posted 4/1/2013 6:53am Laura MoiseiOnline education forms & quizzes I see no impediment in enabling 4th-5th graders to use Google Docs with simple tasks such as text editing and sharing. As long as they know how to use an email address and learn not to disclose their personal details to others, it's safe. Pupils learn to work in an organized way and to be responsible for their edits, as everyone can access the same document. Sign in to vote! Posted 4/2/2013 11:20am Whitney HoffmanProducer LD Podcast, Digital Media Consultant, Author Don;'t we want to teach kids how to use email responsibly? They could send you emails if they are going to be out sick, and get assignments. They could email friends, and grandparents. Why do you think they are too young, if they know how to type? Isn't this great practice at writing we should encourage? Sign in to vote! Posted 4/2/2013 12:41pm Verdi HuffmanInstructional Technology and Media Resource Specialist for Jackson County School System Fourth and fifth graders are definitely not too young to use the collaborative and communication tools provided Google or, for that matter, a host of other Web 2 tools that serve the purpose of building, through practice, 21st century skills (collaboration, communication, Creativity and Innovation and Critical Thinking). The issue, before embarking on any adventure of this type, is to make sure the ground rules have been established concerning: 1) Purpose and 2) Appropriate and Acceptable Use, of whatever tool you are using with them. Sign in to vote! Posted 4/3/2013 4:52pm Monica My second graders use google docs. If you hold them accountable and teach clear expectations, there should be no problem. It is a privilege, so if they abuse it, they lose the right to use it. I like it because we can share back and forth. Sign in to vote! Discussion How to Incorporate Digital Storytelling to Empower Student VoiceLast comment 2 days 9 hours ago in Classroom Technology Discussion The 4 C's of Technology IntegrationLast comment 4 days 12 hours ago in Classroom Technology Discussion No Teacher Left Behind: The digital classroom revolutionLast comment 15 hours 30 min ago in Professional Development blog A Guidebook for Social Media in the ClassroomLast comment 1 week 3 days ago in Education Trends article Social Media in Education: Resource ToolkitLast comment 8 months 3 weeks ago in Social Media Sign in to comment. Not a member? Register. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?