● Google Docs (docs.google.com) is a great learning and teaching experience! You can
make test and instantly collect data on a google docs spread sheets. Google doc power
point presentations are wonderful for older kids that are giving an informative
presentation. Little kids will enjoy play on the drawing documents in google docs.
Whatever you use they can be used at a kids or teachers advantage.
● Drawing: Little kids can see how google docs can be fun very easily. Once you are
logged into google docs there will be a button in the left hand top corner that says
create new. Then a drop down box will appear with a list of choices. Click the choice
that says drawing. This feature can be used to a teacher and student’s advantage.
A. Students: Kids can create their own pictures and even share them with other kids in different
classes. The SHARE button is on all the choices in the drop down box and will be used as an
advantage to everything you do on google docs. By clicking this share button you can type the
e-mail address of another teacher that you would like to share the drawn work with. Kids and
color, create, and boldly imagine with this drawing feature on google docs.
B. Teachers: The drawing option will most likely not be used as often for teachers. However,
teachers can create banners and other pictures to add into their word document on google docs
and then share it with other teachers! Create banners and exciting pictures to spice up your
document by clicking on the 6th button going left to right that looks like a square with a circle
overlapping it. It is the shape button and allows you to create the shape you click on from the
drop down box. After words you can save the file to your computer as a JPEG and then in your
word document you can upload it to add “colorful” content to your document.
● Power points: Power points are perfect for group collaboration, presentations, and
student projects. The power point option is most likely the best choice in all of them.
Again to access a new one all you have to do is click on the top left hand box that reads,
Create new, click it and then click on presentation. A new presentation will open up
and you can begin. This mostly benefits a teacher but students can use it as well if they
have a google docs account.
A. Teachers: Teachers can benefit from this by, 1. working together on the power point. Or 2.
Easily sharing the document with all teacher so when it comes to presentation time everyone
can see the slide right on their computer! To work together on a power point simply go into your
document (power point) and click the button that you will see says private only to me. It will be
in the top center of the page in blue with a small symbol on it shaped like a lock. Once you have
clicked the button a box will pop up and on the bottom will be a label that says add people.
Below will be a box for you to type in that persons e-mail, click on the type box. Then off to the
right of the type box will be a drop down box that says can view or can edit . The same exact
things will happen if you click the share button. By clicking view you or now verifying that more
people, other than you, are able to view your presentation ( up to 200 people can view your
presentation at once). By clicking edit you verify that that person can edit your presentation (this
option is best for collaboration with other co-workers. Up to 10 people can edit your presentation
B. Students: A student’s need for the presentation is very basic. The student can begin by
clicking the format button in the top left hand corner in the tool bar. Then they go under
presentation settings and then from there they can click on change theme (the same will be
done for teachers). From there students can follow the exact directions on the slides. When it’s
time to add a new slide go to slide then click on new slide or you can just do the following
action by holding ctrl and pressing m . There will be five options after words: title , two coloumn,
text, caption, or blank. The following are the choices of templates you can begin with on your
new page. Students (and teachers) can also add pictures by clicking the icon of a small picture
below the tool bar. It will be next to a box that says normal. From there kids just add their
● Documents: Google documents work similar to a normal document. Again the share
button has made this invention much easier. There is no need to print the document
when you can just share it with the share button. Google documents are just like normal
documents and shouldn’t cause any confusion. Students needing to write an essay can
use google documents or teachers needing to write an important paper or presentation
for teachers can use this as well.
A. Teachers: Teachers can use google docs as the fastest way to give out information,
presentation, and idea outlines about the school. It’s all thanks to the share button. Google
documents are opened the same way through the button in the left hand corner that says
create new. Then just click on document. Everything you need is right there in the tools bar.
On documents you can add links, pictures, drawings, equations, comments on your outlined
work, math symbols, headers, and footers. To do all of the following just go on the document to
insert and then a drop box will come up with multiple options. Just click to insert and boom your
done. The comment option is good for people who can edit your documents because they can
give their opinion and other people can view that opinion. Your documents are guaranteed to
come out well if you use google docs. Plus it will increase your efficiency around school
because all you have to do is click share.
B.Students: Students will have the same abilities as the teachers do and this is a very positive
thing. Students can collaborate together on group projects or get opinions from viewers. Or the
student can just work alone on a project in google documents. The most useful tools in the
documents for them will be the share button and the table of contents option. By adding a
table of contents at the beginning it allows you to see whats coming up. Every time the students
wishes to start a new “chapter” the just create a heading using the header option in the insert
tab. Students and teachers will be busy using these features.
On a last note about all the following docs, to spell check just simply right click on the
red under lined word.