At a recent CPD session at Knox Academy, several teachers experienced using Google Docs for the first time.
We tried using an application which would allow a pupil at home to type on something set by a teacher, e.g. a Past Paper. The teacher can send responses and explanations back.
One Guidance teacher planned to put her learning straight into practice to support a pupil in his final year of school. While undergoing medical treatment which will keep him at home and in hospital over several months he can keep in touch with teachers and peers by participating in pieces of work online.
Look at the Youtube clip Googledocs in plain english for further direction.