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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Show Document - Show and Tell for Documents

Show Document is a free service for sharing and editing documents collaboratively. The service is simple and, in my testing, is easy to use. To use Show Document simply upload a document, click "launch a your live session," then enter the email addresses of the people you would like to collaborate with. The screen capture below illustrates the sharing process.



















Applications for Education
While you cannot create an original document on Show Document it is a good tool that could be used for peer editing of documents. Show Document is also a useful tool for teachers to use to give feedback to students who are not in the classroom.

I originally discovered Show Document on WebWare and then on Larry Ferlazzo's blog. If you're looking for services similar to Show Document you may want to check The Office 2.0 Database.