Thanks to Jessica Raleigh for finding this one. I think it presents a compelling case for Google Docs are so important both to the writing classroom and to all classrooms.
Originally shared by John Thomas
Why 21st Century Teachers Prefer Google Docs
Keith Hamon does a great job of explaining why Google Docs provides a superior 21st Century teaching and learning environment to MS Word docx files, especially when it comes to easy sharing, spotting plagiarism, enabling peer editing, facilitating research, and enabling access from anywhere, anytime on any device. Other benefits like automatic saving and simultaneous editing by multiple users, neither of which are part of the Microsoft cloud alternative Office 365, are great features too.
Thanks to John Pearce for spotting this.