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What it is Google Docs?
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Google Docs blog
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How to get started with Google Docs
Waltham Public Schools now has
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teachers, administrators and 6-12 grade students
have usernames and passwords. The list of usernames and passwords are in a folder on the curriculum and assessment server: .
Contact Help if you cannot find your username or a student's username.
Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentations
Overview of Google Docs
Export files from Google Docs
Auto-fill cells in a Google Spreadsheet
Import files into Google Docs
Sharing options in Google Docs
Chat with collaborators in Google Docs
Revision history in Google Docs
How to create a new Google Doc
How to share a Google Doc
How to create a new Google Doc from a template
How to create a Form in Google Docs
How to send a Form to participants
How to view Form responses
How to publish a Doc
How to create a new Google Presentation
How to create a new Google Spreadsheet
How to share a Google Spreadsheet
How to insert a chart into a Google Spreadsheet
Tech Tips Newsletter
December 3, 2009
Editor: Karen Franker
brought to you by University of Wisconsin-Stout School of Education.
In this issue...
1. Google Docs: Best Tips and Resources for the Classroom
2. Tech Tip: Convert Multiple Microsoft Office Files to PDF in Google Docs
3. UW-Stout Online Course Spotlight
Differentiation in the Classroom
4. Final Call for Courses Beginning on January 11
Getting Started With Google Docs in the Classroom
The ProfHacker staff shares their positive experience and lessons learned when using Google Docs in a college-level Introductory writing class.
Google Docs: An Educator’s View
English teacher Sandy Scragg explains how using Google Docs has positively impacted her work with colleagues and students, especially in the revision process.
Introducing Google Docs To the Class
Tom Barrett describes his first use of Google Docs’ spreadsheet feature in the classroom, and provides a useful checklist for educators to consult before introducing Google Docs to students.
Google Docs FAQs
The webmaster at Rockland Community College (SUNY) provides answers to common questions about using Google Docs.
100 Great Google Docs Tips For Students & Educators
Accredited Online Colleges provides a handy list of Google Docs keyboard shortcuts, as well as tips on presentations, folders, synchronization and timesaving productivity shortcuts.
Google Docs Adds Shared Folders For Easier Collaboration
Adam C. Engst reviews the pros and cons of Google Docs’ new shared folders feature.
The Google site provides a searchable list of over a thousand pre-made Google Docs templates on a variety of topics.
Tech Tip: Convert Multiple Microsoft Office Files to PDF in Google Docs
It is now possible to simultaneously convert multiple Microsoft Office files to PDF format in Google Docs with just three steps.
Examples of using in the middle schools
Writing to Our Next President - How to Introduce Google Docs to Students
Example of a "Start Page"
Suggestions for Teachers
Here is a
about the kinds of documents that you can have in Google docs.
Here is a
to learn about sharing Google docs.
Here is a tutorial for Google Spreadsheet that has been created by a Bentley student.
Here is a Microsoft Excel example created by Bentley students that models after the 7th Grade "Counting Calories" project.
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Experiences and Best Practices Setting up Student and Classroom Accounts
Getting Started with Google Docs in the Classroom
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