The Crib Sheet: 

The Tool: 

Overview (with Links to Help Pages): 

Google Docs- The End of Flash Drives
Google Docs allows users to create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms
that are stored online and accessible from any computer. Google Docs can help you streamline and organize your tasks and responsibilities. By implementing Google Docs, you will see a direct increase in your productivity and a decrease in your stress level. All the Google tools are free and technophobe friendly. Note: If you do not already have a Google account, please create one prior to the course. You do not need to have a Gmail address to create an account. You may create a Google account with any valid email address. For help on creating an account
click here.


Google Presentations


Google Presentation

Complete the 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 administrator/educator?

In a small group, create a document, presentation, or spreadsheet to illustrate your answer.
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.

Additional Resources (from GCT Erica Hartman and other GCTs):

How-To Screencast Videos by Robert Craven
        Brief Tour of all Google Tools for educators and Google educator resources.
        Setting up your Google Account.
        Creating and using Google Docs


Google Docs Chicago Erica Hartman

Helpful Tips

Link Library:

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.
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.
New! Drawing Tools
Create Children's Books Using Sites and Drawing Tools Example 1     Example 2
Research Projects- Putting it all together


Why Use Google Docs?

YouTube Video

Google Docs in Plain English

YouTube Video

Using Charts in Google Spreadsheets

Using Charts in Google Spreadsheets

National Writing Project - How To Use and Set Up Templates for Students

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