Google docs Google is much more than a search engine. One of the really useful free tools it provides is Google Docs. Sign up for an account with Google and create online documents, spreadsheets and presentations. These can be easily shared and edited by those you choose to allow. Go to www.google.com and click on the Get started button. Follow the steps to create an account. It’s free! Once you have an account, go to Google docs Decide what type of document you think will allow you to collaborate most effectively. Choose the Share button to choose to share this document with others. Enter their gmail email address and send them an invitation to be a collaborator. They receive an invitation and can now edit the document as well. If you don’t know the recipient’s email address at gmail, send it to their school address and they will receive notification. They can then request to be a collaborator. This same process is followed to share any of the other things that can be shared at Google docs. If you want a spreadsheet to be generated from participant’s responses, choose the form option.