So, what we learned:
1) kids don’t have a good grip on email (password? actual address? who knows!)
2) kids will deny having cell phones when you need them to actually have them
3) There’s a limit on the number of google doc accounts you can create with verification from one teacher phone number.
She persisted all the way to the whole class being on one google doc, projected at the front of the computer lab. (It was all fun until I told them that Google Docs lets us see who edited what.) I hope she went home and felt fabulous. It was not quite the lesson she hoped, but it was a fantastic example of the triumph of persistence. I am lucky to have her working with me.
I blame stupid facebook (again).