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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Add Comments to Word Docs to Spark Discussion

Last Monday I shared directions for using Google Drive to add comments to PDF and directions for using Formative to add questions into primary source documents. The idea in both cases is to use those tools to spark dicussion and inquiry when reading primary source documents with students. This can also be done by adding comments to a shared Word document. 

In this short video I demonstrate how to use the comments feature in a shared Word document to add discussion questions to a copy of a primary source document. 


Applications for Education
In the video above I used the commenting feature to add a question to a copy of a primary source document (a letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams). I did that as a means to spark discussion and research by students. Of course, you could also just use the commenting feature to give feedback on a document that students share with you.