The web-based word processing tool Google Docs is a very powerful and dynamic Web 2.0 tool. I have always been a faithful user of Microsoft Office software applications. After exploring Google Docs I think I can learn to embrace both software and web-based applications. The strongest argument in favor of Google Docs and web-based applications is the freedom of not relying on one kind of software version. For example, if I develop a lesson plan or activity for my third grade class I could share it with colleagues and other people outside of my school in a more efficient manner. Then they could edit and add more to the document I created. I like how spreadsheets can be edited by multiple users as well. For example, if the entire grade level of teachers or a particular team of coaches had a budget spreadsheet, it would be easy for everyone to edit and make changes to it. I think that Google Docs encourages more collaboration and freedom than software applications. I like how people can work together on improving a document without worrying about what type of software version they have on their computer. In my career, I think Google Docs would be great for teachers to collaborate in developing Curriculum Framework Guides, course unit plans, lesson/practice plans, and other learning activities. In my opinion, Google Docs gives you more freedom and encourages people to share documents and have changes done in a very efficient, user-friendly way.