Would this work? You can change the print settings in Google Docs to show comments  or not.  So if you want to see the document without comments for readability,  go to print preview and the documents are gone.  If you want to go back and see the comments, go back to edit mode.
As far as track changes,  you can look at two revisions of the document and it supposedly shows all the deletions and additions, etc.  It's not as elegant as track changes.  I've also found it to somethings not show revisions the way I would desire.  (i.e. show a whole paragraph as strikeout, when I only changed parts of it).
Thanks for asking, Joanne.  It had not thought about displaying the document w/o comments until you asked.

On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 8:15 AM, Joanne Finnegan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
If you use Google Apps, I could use some ideas for a teacher.  If not, go ahead and delete!

I have a 7th/8th grade literacy teacher who wants kids to be able to make comments back and forth on a reading piece.  She had hoped to put four kids in a group and simultaneously go through and insert comments.  She would like it to look like track changes, which I don't think is available in Google Apps.  What happens with the comments kids are putting in is that they break up the reading, so if one kid is reading faster than another, there are comments that break up the reading for the slower readers, so the paragraphs don't flow.

I'm thinking of putting the reading piece into two columns (table) for the comments on the side, but am wondering if there is a better way.  Any thoughts?



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