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Google Docs Web Site: http://docs.google.com
The Docs segment will focus on extending a PLC online (with collaboration, shared assessments, and data collection/analysis), and using Forms for custom teacher observations or online referrals (even on a mobile device).

Docs Templates for Students and Teachers
Don't miss the fantastic templates provided by Todd Roth.


What is Google Docs?

Your best answer:

Interactive Overview of the individual tools (with Links to Help Pages):


Forms Handouts

Overview Presentation (From Google For Educators - Google Docs)

Activity 1: Who are we?

Complete this demo survey.
View the results.
Demonstration: Create and publish a chart.
Demonstration: Self Grading Quiz (Your answer to the last question on the survey will be graded!)



Activity 2: How can Google Docs be used at you site or in your program?

In a small group, create a document, presentation, or spreadsheet to illustrate your answer. Example answers include:


      • Using a document for shared notes, meeting minutes, resources, or lesson plans.
  • Using a presentation for shared materials - or presenting data.
  • Using a spreadsheet for sharing and analyzing data.
One group member should create the file and add the others as collaborators.
Publish the file and add the lead learner as a collaborator. Links to the files will be added below. One member of each small group will present the file to the large group.



Activity 3: Forms for Teacher Observation or Data Collection

Video tutorial on Using Google Forms
http://portical.org/Presentations/quick_takes/googform/index.htm
Create a form for collecting data. Examples include:* A Teacher (or Student) Observation Form

      • A Data Collection Form
  • An Awards Nomination Form
  • A Professional Development Evaluation
  • A Staff or Community Survey
  • A PLC Team Meeting Form
    • Attendance
    • Team Smart Goal
    • Strategies and Action Steps
    • Responsibilities
    • Timeline
    • Evidence of Effectiveness
  • Advanced: A Self-Grading Quiz
Mock up a "proof-of-concept" to illustrate something you might actually implement.
Send the "live form" link to colleagues so they can fill out your form.
Share the results with colleagues or publish them as a web page.
Optional: Create (and publish) charts of the results.
Add the lead learner as a collaborator.
One member of each small group will present the form to the large group.


More Sample Uses of Google Docs Forms (for Administrators)

Sample Forms (and Spreadsheets) Used By Administrators:* PLC Reflections
Math Curriculum Review Team Site Level Data Survey* Teaching Assignments


Resources for Administrators Using Google Forms (from GCT Jason Borgen at Portical.org):* An 8-minute tutorial on Google Forms for administrators
      • A template that principals can use to gather data on mastery of the NETS for teachers -- it automatically aggregates the data for them.
  • A Google Spreadsheet template which principals can share with their teachers for paperless lesson plan collection (includes tutorial).
Additional GCT Resources for Administrators:* A Sample Teacher Observation Form (Click on the "entry" tab.) -

Import and Export Google Docs
Google Docs Download - Download (and backup) your Google Docs! (Firefox Add-on)
DownThemAll - Use with Google Docs Download to make downloading Google Docs easy. (Firefox Add-on)


Link Library:

3 Getting Started Guides for Beginners
NEW! Educational Spreadsheet Gadgets
How to Make a Self Calculating Survey - Collete Cassinelli
A Great Comparison of all Google Docs components
Official Google Docs Blog
Google Docs for Educators
Using Google Docs in the Classroom
Google Docs Templates
Digital Toolbox: Google Docs
Read any web document in Google Docs -This extension (download link) lets you read online documents directly in your Google Docs account with a simple right click.
10 Google Forms Ideas for the classroom - provides template copies for each form by Tom Barrett
Using Google Docs in the Classroom: Tips and Tricks
20 Ways To Use Google Docs in the Classroom
Snag a Table of Contents, Dictionary or Thesaurus for your Google Doc
Google Apps Docs Interactive Tutorial
Google Docs Classroom Ideas Wiki
Teach Collaborative Revision with Google Docs
Educator's Guide- Teaching Revision with Google Docs
Esther Wojciki's Docs and Spreadsheets in the Classroom
Google Docs Blog
Google Docs Keyboard Shortcuts
Insert Footnotes
Google Wants YOUR Docs Ideas- click here to submit and see examples.
How to Create a Self Grading Quiz Using Google Forms
New! Drawing Tools
Create Children's Books Using Sites and Drawing Tools Example 1 Example 2
Research Projects- Putting it all together

Interviews:

A District Administrator Talk About Google Docs and the impact it has had 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

Resources for Administrators Using Google Forms (from GCT Jason Borgen at Portical.org):

An 8-minute tutorial on Google Forms for administrators
A template that principals can use to gather data on mastery of the NETS for teachers -- it automatically aggregates the data for them.
A Google Spreadsheet template which principals can share with their teachers for paperless lesson plan collection (includes tutorial).
Additional GCT Resources for Administrators:

A Sample Teacher Observation Form (Click on the "entry" tab.) - From GCT Kern Kelley
Staff Book of The Month Club Using Google Docs - From GCT Melanie Holtsman's Principal
A Blog Post About Using Forms For A Mid-Year Principals' Survey - From GCT Melanie Holtsman's Principal

Google for educators content on Google Docs https://sites.google.com/site/cuegli/events/2010-01-19/docs**