What is Google Docs?
Interactive Overview (with Links to Help Pages):
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...)
NEW: 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):
See Also: Getting to know Google Docs: The new version of Google documents
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:
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:
How to Make a Self Calculating Survey - Collete Cassinelli
10 Google Forms Ideas for the classroom - provides template copies for each form by Tom Barrett
Research Projects- Putting it all together