Docs *Documents,Presentations,Spreadsheet,Forms,Drawing

Google Docs Tutorials: Google Docs Video Tutorials NEW!

The Tool: Google Docs


The Crib Sheet: Google Docs

YouTube Community Channel

Overview of the Apps

Resources for Teachers:
The Google Docs Blog is also valuable for picking up the latest tips, tricks, and new features.


Our Activities

Activity 1: Let's Build a Doc Together.
  1. Cindy will add you to the doc using your Google Account email address that you shared. CLICK HERE!
  2. Consider how you might use Google Docs as an educator
  3. Add your name to the doc she shared with you. 
  4. On the next line, write one sentence identifying how you or your students might use Google Docs.
Activity 2: Group Activity: 
Each team can choose one of the following tasks: 
  • Doc: Write an essay or epic poem about innovative ways you can use Docs in your classroom, school, or "go green" and reduce copying, ink & paper.
  • Presentation: Create a visual presentation about what your group would do with a million dollars.
  • Spreadsheet: Create a spreadsheet with innovative ideas for using Google Docs in your classroom/school. (Each group member contribute five ideas.)
  • Advanced: Collaborate on a Form to find out 5 fun stats about your group.  Fill out the form.
  • Advanced: Use Google Docs drawings to make a charts, diagram, or design for the ideal teacher or workplace.
OR Create your own form!

  • Choose a team leader and have that person create and share the document with the other members of the team.
  • Share the doc with your whole team.  
  • Teams have 15 minutes to collaboratively complete the task.
Links for More Learning:
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
Upload Folders to Google Docs with Cyberduck

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

A Math Teacher uses Presentations to teach Calculus

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

Quickly Create New Google Documents with a Shortcut or Hotkey
Tips & Tricks- Sharing Google Docs Like a Pro

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



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