Agenda Link: 
Moderator Link:

The Tool:
The Crib Sheet: Google Docs
YouTube Channel: 

GWE @ Solana Beach Docs

Resources for Educators and Administrators on Each Tool

Google Docs Tutorials:Google Docs Video Tutorials
Links for More Learning:
Interesting Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom
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

Interesting Ways to Use Google Forms in the Classroom
10 Google Forms for the Classroom
How to Make a Self Calculating Survey by GCT Collete Cassinelli
Making Your Forms Tweetable
Step by Step on Creating a self-grading quiz
How to Create a Self Grading Quiz Using Google Forms
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.

Examples of how Google Docs Has Made Teaching Life More Efficient:
  • Docs - Collaborative writing assignments for students, Links shared at conferences; Agendas; Discussions and Seemless Email Integration
  • Spreadsheets - Keeping track of special population students, scores and progress; Club lists; Working with counselors for failing students; Pacing guides (PLCs)
  • Presentations - Presentations to parents (used in conjunction with Google Translate); Collaborative projects for students
  • Forms - Surveys; Club sign-ups; Bulletin announcements
  • Drawings - Graphic organizers

Activities For Each Type of Google Doc:

First Activities:

GWE @ Solana Beach Docs Activities

Activities (time permitting):
  • Docs - Work on a doc together
  • Spreadsheets - Use THIS SPREADSHEET, make a copy, add more data or columns and play with gadgets and change color rules
  • Presentations - Start a presentation on what you’ve learned so far
  • Forms - Create a survey for colleagues, parents or students

Google Docs in Plain English

Docs Slam - 450 Page Presentation

Teachers and Principals Talk About Google Docs

Google Docs: A Love Letter