Today many of my kids discovered the wonders of a shared document with editing rights. Many of them have never used that feature in Google Docs before, and it seemed to be especially fun when it’s projected for the whole class to see. My biology class is in the midst of writing a lab report for the first time. When I took an informal poll, only a hand full of students in my honors sections knew what a lab report was. So I created a template for each section and shared it with all of them. As I was showing each period how they needed to create a copy of the template, the edits started rolling in. Without fail, it happened every single period. What else could I expect?
Someone replaced the heading of “introduction” with “hola my hombre”
Someone else typed in the name of his friend sitting in front of him and tried blaming it on the friend.
Some one else added in rows and rows of random letters.
Then some one threw in the word “bitches”. I felt my eyes grow big and my blood pressure rise. That kid promptly got a stern talking to with time to reflect on her behavior.
I pointed out that we could all see a cursor with their NAME as they type, and the edits still kept coming. I showed them how I can see who wrote what, and revert back to a previous version, and the edits still rolled in paired with hysterical laughing. Teenagers.
This is a new shirt from Madewell. It was on super sale in the store, and the only size they had was XS. So fingers crossed it doesn’t shrink in the wash! It’s double layered, warm, and with interesting details. I feel a little bit like a cowgirl farmer in it because of the buffalo checks.
glasses: warby parker -cardigan: uniqlo – shirt: madewell – belt: gap – jeans: f21 – boots: steve madden