Wow! Again, I have more reason to appreciate Google. Being that my laptop is only a few months old, I did not want to get download-happy, so instead of downloading Open Office, I chose to check out Google Docs instead.
I like Google Docs because there literally thousands of different types of templates and formats available. This site encourages and purposely facilitates the execution of sharing. I actually have students that have computers but don’t have Microsoft Office. Instead of my having to try to figure out their Microsoft Works documents or Windows Vista or Office 2007 works, which are not compatible with my school computer, I could just simply direct them to use Google Docs. I think that the different templates stimulate creativity. Another great feature about this program is that it’s free to its users.
The only things that I can see as disadvantages are the simplicity of the toolbar and the mere fact that it is only available to those who have the internet. I’m not sure if it could ever really be available on disc because Google Docs is constantly being updated and amended.