Docs (Forms)

Lead Learner:
 Wendy Gorton @WendyGorton

The Tool:

The Crib Sheet:
 Google Docs

Agenda: Check out examples of Docs and Forms, then make a Doc and a Form!


Resources for Educators and Administrators on Each Tool

Google Docs Tutorials: Google Docs Video Tutorials NEW!

The Tool: Google Docs

The Crib Sheet: Google Docs

YouTube Community Channel

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
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
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 by GCT Collete Cassinelli
Step by Step on Creating a self-grading quiz
How to Create a Self Grading Quiz Using Google Forms

Need helping finding a doc?
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

Activity One: Hop on a Doc!

  • Think about what ways you can create and share documents as an administrator at your school.
  • Check your Docs Homepage-- you should see that Wendy's shared this Doc with you; come on in and let us know how you will!
  • Later, create your own Doc (Create-New Document) and then Share it with those you want to collaborate on it.

Activity Two: Let's Make a Form

  • Take a moment and discuss with the person next to you what kind of FORM you could easily use at your school site--  next week even. Share out with the group!
  • Make the Form: (Create-New Form and Add Questions) and Pick a Theme
  • Distribute the Form: Once it's ready, e-mail the Live Form and e-mail it out to us (here's our e-mails here) and we can test it out for you.
  • Analyze the Form: Go back to your Google Docs and you'll see the spreadsheet with information from the filled out form.
  • Kyle will show us how to EMBED it into our site later on today. Thanks, Kyle!
  • Ooops, are you lost? Follow this quick video here on how to create a form. Later, check out this detailed online tutorial!

  • YouTube Video

Activity Three: Final Reflection

  • Final Docs and Forms Reflection!

    Final Docs and Forms Reflection!

YouTube Video

Another Bonus: Collective Spreadsheet Art