Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Playing Tic-Tac-Toe with Clases Around the Globe using Google Doce

by Matt Gomez. You can connect with me on my blog mattBgomez.comTwitterFacebook or Pinterest.
Last week my class had a fun experience. We used Google docs to play a live tic-tac-toe game with our twitter friends in Montana (@JonFines class) We had already played a few games with the class over an extended period of time, each taking turns and tweeting once we had played but never at the same time. That was a great way to start but the live game was amazing. As you can see from the picture they were a bit excited to win the first game. Jon's class won the second game and he sent me a few pictures of his class playing so I could show my class their "setup." On my side of the game I let one child decide where to move each time it was our turn. The entire class was scheming and planning on how to win but the one child had the final choice each turn. The picture below shows our setup. We are already scheming what is next for our two classes, my ultimate goal is to have Kindergarten kids playing chess against friends across the world.
Pin It


  1. So cool! I plan on doing this tomorrow with another class in my school! :) Thanks so much for this!!


    A Frenzy of Fun in 1st Grade

  2. This may be a very silly question but how do you make it live? I would LOVE to do this with another class. Can you give me step by step directions - I'm keen but not entirely tech savvy :)


    Fun in the Fours

  3. Oh my gosh this is cool! I've just found your blog and am your latest follower- our school has only recently "embraced" google apps etc as well as Ipads so your blog is going to be brilliant to follow!

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

  4. Thanks Serena! This link has all my ipad posts in one place http://mattbgomez.com/all-my-app-reviews-and-suggestions/

  5. @FunintheFours- A Google Doc is always "live" anyone with the link can see any changes made to the document live. The link below show you how to set up a google doc and share it for others to edit http://mattbgomez.com/conference-schedule-happiness/