How Do Google Documents Impact Student Writing in the 4th Grade Classroom?
It being the 21st century, it is important for educators to adapt to the technological way of teaching, and implement Google Documents into the writing curricula. Google Docs have become an important instructional, and technological Web 2.0 that are being implemented into classrooms around the world today. Further research was needed to hear the voices of students and their honest opinions of utilizing Google Docs throughout their writing process. This qualitative research design focused on six 4th grade students, who were interviewed, observed, and who’s writing pieces were analyzed for background knowledge of Google Documents, time efficiency, collaboration, and motivation throughout the process. Research has proven that the inclusion of Google Docs impacts student writing in a positive, engaging, and entertaining manner, and it motivates students to write.