Google Docs

Jim Sill, Google Certified Teacher
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NEW! The layout and functionality of Google Docs has improved.  Check out the new features.
Also, check out this video about the new sharing tools.

Translate Your Doc to Another Language
Snag a Table of Contents, Dictionary or Thesaurus for your Google Doc
Teach Collaborative Revision with Google Docs
Educator's Guide- Teaching Revision with Google Docs
Insert Footnotes
New! Drawing Tools
Create Children's Books Using Sites and Drawing Tools Example 1     Example 2
Research Projects- Putting it all together

NEW! Educational Spreadsheet Gadgets
Esther Wojciki's Docs and Spreadsheets in the Classroom
50 Google Chart Tricks
Huge List of Functions for Spreadsheets

A Math Teacher uses Presentations to teach Calculus

10 Google Forms for the Classroom
How to Make a Self Calculating Survey - Collete Cassinelli
Step by Step on Creating a self-grading quiz
How to Create a Self Grading Quiz Using Google Forms

The Google Docs Blog is also valuable for picking up the latest tips, tricks, and new features.
Esther Wojciki's Docs and Spreadsheets in the Classroom
3 Getting Started Guides for Beginners
A Great Comparison of all Google Docs components
Digital Toolbox: Google Docs
10 Google Forms Ideas for the classroom - 
Using Google Docs in the Classroom: Tips and Tricks
20 Ways To Use Google Docs in the Classroom
Google Docs Classroom Ideas Wiki
Google Docs Keyboard Shortcuts
Google Wants YOUR Docs Ideas- click here to submit and see examples.


A District Administrator Talk About Google Docs and the impact 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
Activity 1: 

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Activity 2:

How might Google Docs be valuable to an educator?
  1. In a small group, create a document, presentation, spreadsheet, or form to illustrate your answer

  1. Choose a team leader and have that person create and share the document with the other members of the team.
  2. Share the doc with your whole team.
  3. Include me, too:
  4. Teams have 15 minutes to collaboratively complete the task.
  5. Pick a member of the group to present the file to the large group in 2 min or less.

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