I am a big fan of Google Docs for collaborative writing, for storing my documents in the cloud, and for sharing documents, slide shows, spreadsheets, drawings and more. Having documents available through any internet connection is really convenient for me. If you are someone who wonders what Google Docs is all about, Google has just launched a Google Docs Demo Site that allows you to create a document, spreadsheet or drawing without registering for an account (you will need a Google Account to save Google Docs long-term, though).
The demo site is pretty simple to use. Just go there and start writing. The site gives you the URL of the document, which you can then share and use for the next 24 hours.
In the Classroom
This Google Docs demo might be a fun way to introduce students to the idea of cloud computing, with the knowledge that whatever they create and share will be gone within a day. And for presenters, this demo site is valuable for showing others about Google Docs without having to open up and share your own personal Google Account with the crowd.
Google Docs in Plain English by Common Craft