Google Docs

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): 

Documents (A few volunteers can join me in a new document.)
Presentations (A few volunteers can join me in a new presentation.)
Spreadsheets (A few volunteers can join me in a new spreadsheet.)
Forms (Everyone can complete a demo form - see below...)
: Drawings are also included in Google Docs (but we won't cover these).
Google Docs Help Center (For getting started on your own...)
Here's the Core "Magic" (or what makes Google Docs better than a desktop office suite):

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:

  • Take a test
  • Quick and Easy IF Formulas for Self-Grading Assessments
    Screencast by Dr. Mark Wagner
AutoFill & GoogleLookup

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