1. Introduction to Create a Collaborative Study Guide
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If you participate in any group activities, like playing a team sport or singing in a choir, you probably know how powerful a team can be.

Team members can cheer each other on, share knowledge, and motivate one another to do their best work.

Did you know that you can also use the power of a team to help you prepare for a test or important school project?

In this lesson, you will work with a group to create a study guide to prepare for a test.

A study guide is a document that summarizes major points you need to know for an upcoming test or assignment.

Many study guides combine information from multiple sources, like textbooks, notes from your teacher, in-class experiments, internet research, and videos.

A study guide brings all this information together in one document, to save time and make studying easier by focusing on the most important information.

You could create a study guide by yourself to review your notes.

Or, you can collaborate with a group to write a study guide.

Dividing up the information you need to review helps you save time.

And, other group members may be able to add important information that you missed.

In this lesson, you will work with a group to create a study guide for: an upcoming exam, a speech or debate, a subject your teacher has assigned, or another topic of your choice.

This lesson uses Google Docs, but you can complete this project using any digital word processing application, or even paper and pen.

To work on this lesson, sign in to your Google account.

Open a new tab in your browser, and navigate to "google.com" If you are not signed in, do so now.

To begin, form a group of three or four people.

Your teacher may also put you in a group.

Gather the group around a single computer.

Choose one member of your group to create a document.

Rename the document “Study Guide.”

Then, share the document with the rest of the group.

Be sure you give each member permission to edit the document.

Later, you will each open the document at your own computers.

Now, it’s your turn: Sign in to your Google account, Gather a group of 3-4 people, Choose one person to create a new document, And share the document with the group.

Instructions

  1. Sign in to your Google account.
  2. Gather a group of 3-4 people.
  3. Choose one person to create a new document.
  4. Share document with the group.