Google Docs is a tools that helps to create many short cuts to creating documents, recreating and sharing the all the people involved.
While exploring the tools I did several different things including creating a Document and then sending it to the person who needs to give input into its' content. It was a much easier process then having to create, save, open an email, insert the document and wait for a reply to make the corrections. I like the ability to collaborate.
I also used the Google calendar and sent new calendar appointments to other persons who are outside of the SBISD system. It allows me to reach a broader spectrom of persons. I think I will use the Google calendar for my PK parents next year for classroom reminders, and I will also have my room mom add PTA dates and volunteers to our calendar.
The other tools I explored and will use with my students are Sites to create a PK class website and Groups to facilitate class discussion with parents about classroom volunteering, field trips, reading, etc.
Are their other tools that teachers have used that are easy to modify for younger students?