Google Docs Workshop

Ideas for using Google Docs:
In the classroom:
  • Free Rice Project (Liz Bagish)
  • Pre and post-assessment for grouping kids in math
  • Book Reviews
  • Mock election
  • Student Research
  • Gather data to map information with gadget
  • Student assessments (i.e. student technology self-assessment)
  • Presentation where all students can participate
  • Wordle Activity

For Teachers and Administrators:
  • Self-assessment for professionals
  • Technology Survey for school planning
  • Collaborate on presentations or lesson plans
  • Registration for workshops
  • Self-Grading Quiz Screencast (Jesse Spevack)
  • Forms for teacher observations (w/smart phone)
  • Forms for organizing participants in an activity
  • Collaborative grant writing
  • Plan meeting; share agenda
  • Master schedule; publish or embed on site

Source for ideas: Kathy Shrock, Kevin Jarrett, Kern Kelly, Liz Bagish, Marianne Malmstrom, Colette Cassinelli, Dorothy Burt

Templates for forms from Kern Kelly

Google Docs Resources

Crib Sheets and Ideas http://sites.google.com/site/gtaresources/events/
Then click on materials - great for sharing with others

Resources from Google:

Links to Help Pages
Documents
Presentations
Spreadsheets
Forms
Sites

General Google Info

Create an Account - https://www.google.com/accounts/NewAccount
Help - http://www.google.com/support/
Official Google Blog - http://googleblog.blogspot.com/
What Can I Do with Google? A Starting Point for Teachers - http://stabaldo.googlepages.com/home (general info about apps)
Google for Educators
Complete list of Google tools

Other Websites of Interest
To shorten URLs - http://tr.im/
Look for information o their bookmarklet, firefox extension and dashboard widget. One of them will make using their service very easy.

Educause 7 Thing You Should Know About Series - http://www.educause.edu/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutSeries/7495