Google Docs

Google Docs Crib Sheet
Docs Templates for Students and Teachers
Google Docs for Educators

What is Google Docs?

Interactive Overview (with Links to Help Pages):
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Activity 1: How can Google Docs be used at you site or in your program?

In a small group, create a document, presentation, or spreadsheet to illustrate your answer. Example answers include:
  • Using a document for shared notes, meeting minutes, resources, or lesson plans.
  • Using a presentation for shared materials - or presenting data.
  • Using a spreadsheet for sharing and analyzing data.

One group member should create the file and add the others as collaborators.
Publish the file and add the presenters as a collaborator. Links to the files will be added below. One member of each small group will present the file to the large group.

Activity 2: Create your own form! or Explore the links below to get ideas!

Create a form for collecting data.
Mock up a something that is an example of how you might actually use forms.
Send the "live form" link to colleagues so they can fill out your form.
Share the results with colleagues or publish them as a web page.
Optional: Create (and publish) charts of the results.

Sample Forms (and Spreadsheets) Used By Administrators:

Link Library Developed by Google Certified Teachers for Google Workshops For Educators:
NEW! Video on new sharing settings
3 Getting Started Guides for Beginners
NEW! Educational Spreadsheet Gadgets
How to Make a Self Calculating Survey - Collete Cassinelli
A Great Comparison of all Google Docs components
Official Google Docs Blog
Google Docs for Educators
Using Google Docs in the Classroom
Google Docs Templates
Digital Toolbox: Google Docs
Read any web document in Google Docs -This extension (download link) lets you read online documents directly in your Google Docs account with a simple right click.
10 Google Forms Ideas for the classroom - provides template copies for each form by Tom Barrett
Using Google Docs in the Classroom: Tips and Tricks
20 Ways To Use Google Docs in the Classroom
Snag a Table of Contents, Dictionary or Thesaurus for your Google Doc
Google Apps Docs Interactive Tutorial
Google Docs Classroom Ideas Wiki
Teach Collaborative Revision with Google Docs
Educator's Guide- Teaching Revision with Google Docs
Esther Wojciki's Docs and Spreadsheets in the Classroom
Google Docs Blog
Google Docs Keyboard Shortcuts
Insert Footnotes
Google Wants YOUR Docs Ideas- click here to submit and see examples.
How to Create a Self Grading Quiz Using Google Forms
New! Drawing Tools
Create Children's Books Using Sites and Drawing Tools Example 1 Example 2
Research Projects- Putting it all together