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10 Sentences Google Students Never Hear

A terrific list from Kevin Brookhouser shared on Google+:

Love it. How about some sentences that Google Students never hear...

10 Sentences Google Students Never Hear - or shouldn't

  1. Please write in ink on wide-ruled paper. Neatness counts as part of your grade.
  2. You'll have a sub today since your teacher hurt his back carrying home papers to grade.
  3. Pass your paper to the right.
  4. You will be assessed a printing fee each semester.
  5. I lost your paper. Sorry.
  6. Your assignment is due before I leave the building on Friday.
  7. Copy these instructions off the board.
  8. Working with others is cheating.
  9. It's your final draft.
  10. Print this out for your portfolio.

It's less about the technology and more about the mindset, of course.

What do you and your students hear less if you are actively using GoogleApps?


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Reader Comments (5)

Sadly, I hear less student discussion, as many kids believe a Google Docs is better collaboration than talking. I work hard to get them away from this thinking.

February 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRoss Parker

Like. Definitely adding this to my presentations.

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNathan Mielke

Just be sure cite your source(s) ;-)

Glad you enjoyed it,


February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDoug Johnson

You've had a great string of posts over the last couple of weeks--I've lost track of the number that I've recommended to my colleagues.

As a teacher and heavy user of Google products, though--both for myself and with my students--I couldn't resist the temptation to poke some fun at Brookhouser's Top 10 list. Google Docs has many strengths... and it has a few weaknesses as well. :)

10 Sentences Google Docs Teachers Hear

1. "I uploaded a document from the most popular office production package in the world and now my fonts and layout are all screwed up."
2. "I finished my paper on Google Docs and it's on my laptop here but the school won't give me access to the Internet."
3. "My computer is broken."
4. "I can't work on the presentation because I don't have Internet access at home."
5. "Oh, shoot. Google changed their features in Google Docs again and I can't find that command I wanted."
6. "My paper is being stored in the cloud by a company that makes money from mining my data and selling it to advertisers."
7. "Do you have a power brick?"
8. "You are no longer connected to the Internet."
9. "I can't put formulas in my document."
10. "I tried to share this document with my teacher, but he said he wanted a hard copy so he could annotate it."

Thanks again for a great blog.

February 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRichard White

Hi Ross,

Not sure what to say about this one except I hope kids get chance for both F2F and online discussions.


Hi Richard,

Great list. I might squabble with a few (lack of training not shortcoming of GoogleApps), but there are problems and teaching that needs to go along with GoogleDocs for sure. Loved the perspective.


February 7, 2013 | Registered CommenterDoug Johnson

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