Check out the Google Docs tutorial here.

Also, a great overview can be found here.

Google Docs are great for a number of reasons. Here are just a few:

  • Docs can link to your Google Website and update the website instantly
  • You can share you Docs with other users to collaborate with ease
  • You can access your Docs from any computer that has internet
  • You can upload older documents to Docs and work on them from anywhere
  • You have 1GB of space to save any type of document
  • You can create a web form and collect the data directly in your account
  • A teacher can create, distribute, provide feedback on student assignments