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This text is meant to accompany class discussions. It is not everything there is to know about uniform circular motion. It is meant as a  prep for class.

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Collaboration Using Google Docs (The Rules)


Collaboration can be one of the hardest lessons to learn. Most students have been taught not to change some one else's work without his or her expressed permission. When students work together on a document, they are hesitant to make changes to someone else's work. But when you are collaborating it is important for everyone to:

  1. Feel free to make those changes WITHOUT the authors permission.
  2. Realize, as the author, that others will correct and improve your work without your permission AND you must accept that.

In Google Docs, when an document is shared with the permission to "edit." Everyone needs to understand and accept that this means that permission is not needed and it is expected that everyone will correct everyone else's work. It is also understood that your work is not permanent and will be changed without permission.(Note: Google saves revisions as you type. This means if a section gets deleted it can be copied from an older version and pasted into the current version.




The notion that a person can perform several tasks with the same efficiency as if they did each task one-at-a-time has been scientifically studied and has been proven WRONG! Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. An individual does not multitask well. ...But a team can do a great job multitasking.

Multitasking is where the team breaks up the responsibilities and everyone is writing on the same document at the same time. Informally the team meets and jots down some notes on what you are going to do before beginning the data recording.

To get organized and foster communication, under each section of the report type the names of the individual(s) whose have this section as his or her main responsibility. Also type up any notes that might be important to the section of the report. (For example: Maybe everyone agrees to have a two graphs. Type this down ans briefly describe the graphs.) This may seem like it will take more time but in the long run it will save you time because every knows what they are to individually do and what others are to do too.


Dealing with Team Problems


If a team member is failing to work with the team the by failing to do his or her part, let the teacher know so something can be worked out.

Here are the some of the reports and report summaries on multitasking.
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by Tony Wayne ...(If you are a teacher, please feel free to use these resources in your teaching.)