Google Docs

The Crib Sheet

The Tool: (Brief Demo)
Getting Help: 
Activity #1
  • Please complete this survey
  • View and discuss the results: summary and spreadsheet
  • Demonstration: Self Grading Quiz (your answers to the Google Question will be graded)
  • Demonstration: Publish results on a chart

Activity #2
: Let's apply what we have covered so far (also try to use some of what Rushton shared with you to accomplish this)
  • Doc: Write a story about South Dakota (write it as a travel pitch or vacation pitch, try to include at least one image)
  • Presentation:  Create a brief presentation about South Dakota (try to include at least one image and one type of multimedia)
  • Spreadsheet:  Create a spreadsheet outlining important or useful data about 5 different topics on South Dakota (population changes, weather, etc. Publish your results in a graph or chart.)
  • Form:  Create a quiz on fun facts about South Dakota (Try to make at least one of the questions a self grading question.)
  • If you have another idea pitch it to one of the Lead Learners

Work together as a collaborative team to complete your task and be prepared to share with the group.  Feel free to invite any or all of us as collaborators so that we may assist or work with you on the project.  We will finish up with a brief discussion on the educational and pedagogical applications of using google docs.  I also have one quick story for you.

Useful Tutorials and information on Google Docs

Google Docs in Plain English

Google Docs in Plain English

The Doc Blog

Creating a Self-Grading Quiz with Google Forms

Additional Resources from GCT's

Docs by Jim Sill

Google Docs by Erica Hartman

Link Library (Additional Resources)

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

Interviews and testimonials

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)

Jun 23, 2010, 12:19 AM