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Simple but powerful

Posted on: February 19, 2011

When I tell folks about how I use Google Apps as an educator and an administrator, some folks scoff.

The most common misconception is that the Google Docs suite is just a weak replacement for Microsoft Office. It’s not and that is because Office is designed primarily to be a standalone suite and for an individual; Google Docs, Presentations and Spreadsheets are fully online and for groups of people to use synchronously.

Case in point: A team of three talented individuals decided to show off what they could do by animating 450 “slides” in a Google Presentation.

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And in the video below, a game designer talks about how he used Google SketchUp to wireframe complex 3D objects.

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The simplicity is in the tool. The power is in its use.

2 Responses to "Simple but powerful"

are groups of students or teachers going to spend three days just to do one presentation?


“The power is in its use” is precisely why we should stop arguing about the technology. there is nothing wrong with the technology. It’s the people (students, teachers, leaders and policy makers etc.) that matters.


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