I took a class this fall on Google Apps for the classroom and will be sharing some of the apps I think will be useful to you as a home educator. Today I wanted to share an app for that can be used for Language Arts, but can actually be used for every subject area when writing.
Do you have a child who needs guidance with writing? Perhaps they are just beginning to write independently or perhaps they just need you to come alongside and offer some help with organizing their thoughts. Google has a free educational app called Google Docs that you will find useful for your student for creating a document.
The document is stored in the cloud and can be shared and edited if you so choose. This is a terrific means to offer suggestions to your child and also have accountability in meeting deadlines. There is a comment feature so that your suggestions are written on the side and can be resolved by the writer. I have had my students copy and paste the document so that we can see the progress that has been made throughout the course of the time spent on it.
The app can also be used if your student is collaborating on a project with someone else. The document can be shared and the other person can make changes if needed. The wonderful thing about that is if your child has been assigned a project that requires a document to go along with it, you can share it from the convenience of your home and do not have to drive across town to work on the paper together.
You can look at this amazing app for yourself by clicking HERE.