How to use Google Docs Presented by: Kris Gibson, Brittany Connors, KareyKlemm, Andrell Williams, Lisa Raymond and LiatRothfeld
N1: When you have collaborated with other teacher professionals, have you wanted for all members to see a document and edit the same document and have all members be able to view it? There is nice tool that is called Google Docs that allows collaboration between professionals and also allows all users to edit the document. One of the best qualities about this product is that it is free—yes I said FREE—to use on the internet. Throughout this tutorial, we will be introducing you to the Google doc program, set you up with a Google account, and then show you how to create, edit and post documents. Text: insert all of our names there. Graphics: Google docs logo and a computer Animation: There is a pulse animation with the title of the presentation, as well as the computer has an animation between the computer and the world. Interaction/Activities: Click on Google docs icon to go to next screen.
Does this look like your group when it collaborates? How often do we have to meet with other colleagues during a lunch time, after school, before school, or while at home?
N2: How many times have you been disrupted at home regarding your work at your school? Now I know many of us do not care to talk “business” after hours, but sometimes there are times that I just want some time for myself away from school. Google Docs allows you those times. Google docs allows you to create a document that all participants can add to, edit, revise, etc. It also allows you to use Goggle spreadsheets and other software while you are using Google docs. No more having to write something out on a piece of paper and wait for a reply. With Google Docs you create an account, create a document, and send an invite to the other participants. Once those participants have logged in, they can change and edit the document that you created. You can even do it simultaneously! Text: (enter any specific instructions regarding the text that you what displayed on the screen) Graphics: Collaboration picture Animation: picture and graphic has animation already included. Interaction/Activities:
Ready to Learn? This presentation will help you to understand how to use two parts of Google Docs: the word processor and the presentation creator. Here we go!
This presentation will help you understand how to use two parts of Google Docs: the word processor and presentation creator.
N3: On this screen, you will have to create your Google account in order to use this free software. Once you create your username and password, which is then approved, you will be required to provide other information as well. You will also be asked to verify that the email you gave is current. They will send you an email that will prompt you to click on the link. Text: No text with this slide Graphics: Screen shot of Google Docs and the arrow pointing to the login Interaction/Activities: (enter any navigational/programming tasks that you’d like to accomplish…example, user clicks here and goes to this screen number)
Do you know the basics of Microsoft Word? Great! Then you are already on your way to learning the basics of Google Documents!
Do you know the basics of Microsoft Word? GREAT! Then you are already on your way to learning the basics of Google Documents.
Why Use Google Documents? FREE Accessibility Storage capabilities Timely Collaboration User-friendly (similar to word processing programs)
Google documents offers many benefits. To begin, Google documents is a free program to use. All the user needs to sign up is a gmail account, which is quick, easy, and also free. One major benefit is that the user is able to access their documents from any computer with an internet connection. This eliminates the need to carry a laptop, flash drive or external hard drive. The program does not require software downloads or installations. The program also allows the user to save their documents in a secure online storage facility and doesn’t bog down the computer’s storage space. This also means that if your computer were to crash, your documents wouldn’t be lost! The storage space allotted to each user is equal to about 100 pages. Google Docs enables multiple people in different locations to collaborate simultaneously on the same doc from any computer with internet access. Often, people email their documents for others to review, wait for them to reply and then make the necessary changes. Simultaneous collaboration cuts down the wait and work time. There is no longer a need to go back and forth, comparing and consolidating information. Google Documents is also user-friendly. It has similar capabilities offered by popular word processing programs like Microsoft Word. Most users don’t have to spend a ton of extra time learning about the program before creating a Google doc. The next slides will demonstrate some of the similarities between Google Documents and Microsoft Word. The purpose is to show that if one knows how to create a document in Word, they will have no problem creating a similar document in Google Docs.
Similarities Microsoft Word Toolbar Text Formatting Undo Function Text Alignment Google Documents Toolbar
There are many basic similarities between Microsoft Word and Google Documents. Some of the more obvious and user friendly options are available on the toolbar. Many of the options available in Word are also available in Google Docs. Additionally, many of these options are displayed exactly the same in both programs. Some examples include the undo function, text formatting and text alignment options. Also, many of the tab options are also very similar. Google Documents, like Word documents can be saved for later use or they can be printed. Both programs offer an insert tab that allows the user to add images, video, links, tables, and/or shapes to the document.
More Similarities Microsoft Word Google Documents
Both programs auto-monitor spelling and grammar. When a potential error is detected, the program underlines the text with a red wavy line seen above. Each program also has a help tab to answer additional questionsand to provide assistance to new users.
Next up: Google Presenter!
You can see that creating a Google document is simple if you already know Microsoft Word basics. Now you will see how simple it is to create Google presentations.
Google Presenter A web 2.0 based application presented by:
N1: (enter narration for the screen) Google docs offers a way to create presentations similar to PowerPoint presentations. It is called Google Presenter. Here is some information about what Google Presenter has to offer and the implications it can have in the classroom. Text: N/A Graphics: Google logo Animation: The Google logo can appear a few seconds after the slide starts Sound: N/A Interaction/Activities: N/A
Step 1: Open a new presentation in Google docs. Step 2: Create your presentation.
N1 Once you sign in, click on Documents. Then click on the drop down menu under the create new tab. Click on Presentation. This will open Google Presenter. A fresh slide will appear and you can begin to create your project. Use the tool bar to customize your slideshow by adding different themes or pictures. After you are finished with your project or as you continue to work on it, you can share it with others. This will make the slide show available online to those who you have invited to share it with. You have the option to invite people to collaborate on the project with you or to just view the project. Another neat feature is that you can import a presentation that you have created in PowerPoint. Text: Graphics: the screenshots to show the functions of Google Presenter Animation: Each of the steps can fly in after each click Sound: N/A Interaction/Activities: N/A
Collaborate, view, or comment on a project, regardless of location
History is saved, so drafts can be viewed
Chat feature allows collaborators or viewers to make comments as they view or work on the project
Google Docs can be translated into 25 different languages
Project can be embedded into a website or blog
Can upload a presentation made in Microsoft PowerPoint
Users must have an internet connection and an account with
Offers less customizing features as Microsoft PowerPoint
Doesn’t have audio features
N1: There are a lot of features that Google Presenter offers that makes it a unique and useful tool. Here are a few of the advantages and limitations of Google Presenter. (read limitations first, then advantages as they appear on mouse click) Text: Graphics: the Google logo. Animation: Bullet points will appear one at a time Sound: there is a sound button for the last bullet point on limitations Interaction/Activities: n/a
Ideas for Students Ideas for Teachers
N1: There are many ways that Google Presenter can be used in the classroom. For example, teachers can use Google Presenter to showcase students’ work and post it on the classroom blog or website. Students can collaborate on projects throughout the semester. They can add to a document as they work through a unit so that they have a final project at the end. Here are a few ideas for how it can be used. The trick is to be creative and think outside the box. Text: n/a Graphics: Animation: Fade in Sound: N/A Interaction/Activities: This slide will contain a link to show how Google presenter was used by students or the teacher
Click here for a screencast demonstrating how to embed a Google Presentation into a blog post
N1: One of the most unique features of Google Presenter is that you can embed a presentation into a blog or a website. This is a screencast of me embedding a sample presentation made in Google Presenter into a Blog. After you have created you presentation, go the top right corner of your screen where it says share. Click on the drop down arrow and at the bottom you will see Publish/embed. Click on this. Now I want to check the box that says start slideshow as soon as the player loads. I also want to check the box that restarts the slideshow after it ends. I also have the option to change the timing for advancing the slides. I will change it to 5 seconds so that the viewers will have plenty of time to reach slide. In the box you see the HTML code. You just need to highlight this code and click copy. Now you want to open your blog and click on new post. First I will add my title. Now I click on edit html and I paste my code in there. Now all I have to do is click on publish my post and then I will view my blog. As you can see the presentation made in Google Presenter is embedded into my blog. I even added a video into my presentation and this will also play in my blog. This feature for embedding Google Presentation in a blog or a website is a really useful tool. It allows for a large audience to view the project that you made. Text: Graphics: This slide will have a link to my video Animation: N/A Sound: Interaction/Activities:
How to share your Google doc How to share your Google doc
There will be a slide that pops up in the PowerPoint presentation that says “How to share your Google doc”
The PowerPoint will transition to the next slide which will be a screenshot of Google doc.
So what’s next?
After showing them the screen capture the next slide will show a video tutorial of me explaining how to share a Google Doc
The Video Tutorial Video
No one wants to read their work over and over again. Everybody wants somebody else's approval. That’s what Google doc allows you to do. You are able to share your work with classmates, instructors, people in your social networks, or friends. To share your doc after creating it, you simply click share (and then you'll actually see me sharing one.)
Sharing Your Doc Video Video
Under the tool bar to the right you will see the option share. There are three options when sharing: edit, view, or publish to web. If you choose email edit who ever you email can edit your doc. If you choose email view they can only read your doc. If you choose publish to the web it will give you a url or a html code to place on to your website.
Sharing Your Doc Video Video
After you choose your option, you type in the email address of the person you want to send it to. (I will show them how to get an error message). If you put in their name and (did you mean to add the word “not”?) the email address, you will get a an error message
Sharing Your Doc Video Video
So don’t put the recipient’s name just their email, and then click share. Then you will see this message.
Sharing Your Doc Video Video
This shows you who you emailed and shared your doc with.
The Conclusion Video
Ok so let’s wrap this tutorial up! Today you learned how to use Google Docs. You learned how to create a Google Document and Google Presentation. Finally you learned how to share your doc with friends, family, instructors, and those in your social network.