Google Writer as an International Tool
Google Writer is a free online word processor that can be used by anyone worldwide and functions the same way as it does in the United States. Conviently, Google Writer can be translated in dozens of different languages simply by changing one's Google Account settings. All a person needs to do in order to change the language is click on settings in the top right hand corner of the screen and then select what language they want.
How International Teachers benefit from Google Writer
Teachers from all over the world can benefit greatly from the efficiency and easy-to-use communication Google Writer provides (See section on How Google Writer can be used in the Educational setting) A great example of this is a teacher in Sweden who put his students into teams and told them to use Google Writer to work on essays and presentations. According to http://www.google.com/educators/p_docs.html the teacher from Sweden said this about Google Writer, "It helps me, as a teacher, to be able to participate in the process, not just see the final product." This is very true since any teacher can look up a student's work over Google Writer at any time during the whole construction process. Google Writer helps teachers and students worldwide and not just from the United States to accomplish educational tasks.
Disadvantages of Google Writer as a International Tool
Google Writer can only be used where there is a good internet connection since it is web-based; since Google Writer requires that internet, that means it also requires money to pay for the internet connection.