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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Sharing vs. Publishing Google Docs

I have published more than 1,000 tutorials on my YouTube channel over the last ten years. Some of those videos feature older versions of tools that many of us every day. This was pointed out to me this week when I was asked if I had a current video covering the differences between publishing and sharing Google Docs. That's why I made a new video today.

Google Docs can be shared directly others Google Docs users by entering their email addresses in the sharing menu. You can also use the option for "anyone with the link" to view, comment on, or edit your document. But there is also an option to publish your document as a simple webpage that doesn't give people the option to make copies of your document or view it in the Google Docs editor. In the following video I demonstrate all of those options and explain the differences between them.


One thing that I didn't include in the video is that Google Classroom users can share documents by making an assignment and selecting "make a copy for each student."

Three Free Webinars You Can Join This Week

If you're looking for some new ideas to try with your classes next fall or you're looking for answers to ed tech questions, consider joining one of the following free webinars this week. Recordings of all of these webinars will be available to those who register in advance.

A Framework for Using Educational Technology

In this free 30 minute webinar I'll walk you through my simple framework for evaluating and choosing the pick educational technology tools for you and your students. This is a system that has served me very well for more than a decade and you can use it too. The best part of it is that you don't have be a "techy" person to make this framework work for you.

Activities Across Grade Levels - The Cool of Digital Citizenship


This webinar will be hosted by Rushton Hurley from Next Vista for Learning and Susan Stewart. This webinar will feature resources and tools that not only help students develop stronger digital citizenship, but ways about it that can be fun and cool for them and you!

Two Ed Tech Guys Take Questions and Share Cool Stuff


In this webinar Rushton Hurley and I will answer your questions about all things related to educational technology. And we'll share a couple of cool things that we've recently found around the Web.