The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is ... Google Docs :: The Atlantic

by Volker Weber

As more and more laptops find their way into middle and high schools, educators are using Google Docs to do collaborative exercises and help students follow along with the lesson plan. The students, however, are using it to organize running conversations behind teachers’ backs.

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Oh yeah, can totally confirm. Fiona and her friends live in Google Docs. They have OneNote, too, but they all prefer GDocs. They DO use it to work collaboratively, though. They take notes as a group sometimes. They study as a group, using those shared notes and chatting about them. They're really, really, really good at working in groups - they do it even when they aren't assigned a group project. Meanwhile, corporations try desperately to get people to collaborate at all, sometime building really expensive systems to enable it, and failing miserably. Maybe we should all just start using Google Docs chat instead.

Rob McDonagh, 2019-03-15

Great. Isn't this what Google Wave was meant to be used for?

Oliver Regelmann, 2019-03-15

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