Woodside is comprehensive Title I high school with 1800 diverse students. I've taught physics and math, and intend to incoporate a blended learning environment into my class.
I teach: Physics, Algebra
To ages: 14 to 18
I'm sorry that you have to deal with the annoying popups on your homepage from a certain someone who constantly updates oodles of documents… There's a simple solution to the problem you experienced about google docs. In the left column of your homepage, click "Collections shared with me." Right-click on the specific collection that troubles you, and select "Don't show in home." Problem solved.
I completely agree with Jennifer's view. I love the compatibility between google docs and google sites. My site's ability to automatically update the course calendar when I change it on my own personal google doc has saved me from significant hassle. After creating the site (which was time consuming), it now virtually runs on its own and I rarely have to update it.
I can't say much beyond what has already been said. I do plan on pushing my use of google docs to the extreme by implementing standards based grading. My ability to immediately upload scores based on specific standards, have my students view and respond to their assessments, and reflect about what they need in order to improve academically is a wonderful use of google docs.