The Crib Sheet: Google Docs
The Tool: Google Docs
Overview (with Links to Help Pages):
Overview Presentation (From Google For Educators - Google Docs)
Demo Presentation (Join me in the chat room!)Activity 1: Who are we?
Complete this survey.
View the results.
Demonstration: Create and publish a chart.
Demonstration: Self Grading Quiz (Your answer to the last question on the survey will be graded!)
Activity 2: How might Google Docs be valuable to an educator?
In a small group, create a document, presentation, spreadsheet, or form to illustrate your answer.Activity 3: Create a self-grading quiz! (Time permitting)
Publish the file and add the lead learner 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.
In a small group, create a three question quiz using a Google Form.
Solicit sample answers from other participants.
Create an IF formula for each question to "grade" the question. (Each IF formula needs to be in a new column.)
Fill Down so that the IF formulas you've written can "grade" all the responses at once!
Advanced: Create a SUM formula to total up the total score for each person that took the quiz. Then create another formula to calculate the percentage. Finally, create a nested IF formula to convert the percentages to letter grades!
Time Permitting: Share your quiz with the lead learner. Links to the quizes will be added below.
Additional Resources (from GCT Erica Hartman and other GCTs):
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
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
A District Administrator Talk About Google Docs and the impact it has had on the classic research paper
Interview with Special Educator on using Google Docs
Sample Permission Slip for Google Apps for Education (includes Docs and other Web 2.0 tools)
Bronx, NY Middle School, CIS 339 Uses Google Apps as "glue" for school. Check out how they use Google Docs
Why Use Google Docs?
Google Docs in Plain English
National Writing Project - How To Use and Set Up Templates for Students