Docs List


  • Documents
  •  (A few volunteers can join me in a new document.)


Mobile Docs


  1. Pair up with a partner. 
  2. One partner will create a new document
  3. Share it with your partner and
  4. You will then use the document to collaborate at the same time. 
With your partner, create a collaborative poem about past ISTE experiences. If you have never been to ISTE before, then write about your expectations.

  • Be sure to start a discussion.
  • Translate your document


Forms can be used for almost anything that requires you to collect data and/or information. You really are only limited by your imagination. Examples include pre/post-tests, surveys, event registration, appointment scheduling, quick checks, end of course surveys, and so forth. 

For this activity, you will create a form and use it to collect data.

  1. Create a form that you could use in your classroom/location in the near future. I always like healthy eating surveys that give me data I can play with.
  2. Send the "live form" link to friends, family, colleagues in the room and at your school, post it to Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Friendster, and Club Penguin. This is a competition-let's see how many results we can get before the end of our Docs session. No stuffing the ballot box!
  3. Share the results with everyone or publish them as a web page. 
  4. Make sure you share the form with everyone on your team and with
  5. Just before we leave for the day, we'll see who gathered the most data!


How can Google Docs be used to foster collaboration among your staff and/or students?

In a small group, create a document, presentation, or spreadsheet to illustrate your answer. Example answers include:
  • Using a document for shared assessments, lesson plans, meeting minutes, or other resources.
  • Using a presentation for shared materials - or presenting data.
  • Using a spreadsheet for sharing and analyzing data.
One group member should create a document, presentation, or spreadsheet to illustrate your group's answer(s). NOTE: You're not limited to just one. Go crazy! Get on with your bad self :)
  • Add your colleagues as collaborators.
  • Mock up a "proof-of-concept" to illustrate something you might actually implement.
  • One member of each group will present your response to the question to the larger group.
  • Make your document publicly accessible and add the URL to this form. 


Use Flubaroo to Create a Self-Grading Assessment

Your task (should you accept it!) is to create a three question quiz using a Google Form.

  1. Make sure you include the following fields in addition to the questions:
    1. Last Name
    2. First Name
    3. Email Address
  2. Submit the correct answers to your quiz using the Form you set up.
  3. Solicit sample answers from some colleagues.
  4. Flubaroo demo
  5. Work through the steps on your own
    1. Install the Flubaroo script (Insert > Script, then locate Flubaroo)
    2. Install the script-note: it may take a few seconds. Refresh your document.
    3. Go to the "Flubaroo" on your spreadsheet menu bar. Select "Grade Assignment"
    4. Select the questions that should be graded.
    5. Additional options: Email grades to students; view report with histogram and more.
Flubaroo video (YouTube)