Created by Russell Smith Technology Facilitator North Edgecombe High School Accessing Google Documents Go to http://www.google.com and click on the arrow next to the menu titled “more”. Click on the option labeled “Documents”. Signing into Google Documents If you already have a Google e-mail account, you can use your log-in information to sign into your account. If you do not have a Google e-mail account, you can create one by clicking here… Your Google Documents Dashboard Once you begin creating your Google Documents, you will be able to see all of the documents that you have created. Click on a particular document to access it. What kinds of Google Documents can you create? The menu for creating new Google Documents is located on the left side of the dashboard. using Google Documents, you can create: • Documents (similar to Microsoft Word) • Presentations (similar to PowerPoint) • Spreadsheet (similar to Excel) • Forms • Drawings Creating Google Documents The layout for the Google Documents word processing application is very similar to that of Microsoft Word. Google Documents: Sharing Settings When using the “Sharing Settings” you can choose to make the document private or share it only people you invite. Google Documents: Renaming Document To rename your document, A pop-up dialogue box will appear , Click in the box labeled allowing you to enter the new title “Untitled document” of the document. Once your Google Document has been saved… Once you have saved your Google Document, you can view it on the Google Docs Dashboard. Creating a Google Presentation Google Presentations are similar in design and function to Microsoft PowerPoint. The Google Presentation Toolbar The Google Presentation toolbar allows you to insert text boxes, images, just as you can in Microsoft PowerPoint. Google Presentation Menu Options Creating a Google Spreadsheet Google Spreadsheets are similar in design and function to Microsoft Excel. Google Spreadsheet Menu Options Google Forms Google Forms allow you to create customizable surveys and questionnaires that can be e-mailed, embedded or otherwise shared on the internet. Google Forms: Choosing a Theme When creating your Google Form, you can choose a theme that will provide your form with an attractive background. Google Forms: Choosing a Theme Choose the theme you would like to use and click the button labeled “Apply” to use it in your form. Creating your Google Form When filling out your Google Form, you will need to provide it with a title, and a description of what the purpose of the form is. For each question in the form, you will need to provide a title and choose what type of question it is: • Text • Paragraph Text • Multiple Choice • Checkboxes • Choose from a list • Scale • Grid Google Form Question Types: Text When choosing “Text” as the question type, the respondent is able to type in a short amount of text in the provided text box. You can make each Examples of question a required question by checking the text questions “Make this a required question” could include checkbox. asking the Click “Done” when you complete each question. respondent to enter their first and last name. Google Form Question Types: Paragraph Text When choosing “Paragraph Text” as the question type, the respondent is able to type in a paragraph of text in the provided text box. Examples of text questions could include asking the respondent to provide comments or concerns that need to be addressed. Google Forms: Adding Additional Questions Your Google Form initially provides you with two customizable questions for you to edit. To add additional questions to your Google Form, click on the “Add Item” Drop-down menu that is located on the upper left side of the Google Form menu. Google Form Question Types: Multiple Choice When choosing “Multiple Choice” as the question type, the respondent is able to choose from only one of the choices you provide. Examples of Multiple Choice questions could include asking the respondent to choose a day and time to hold a meeting. Google Form Question Types: When choosing Checkboxes “Checkboxes” as the question type, the respondent is able to choose more than one of the choices you provide. Examples of Checkboxes questions could include asking the respondent to select the professional development workshops they wish to attend. Google Form Question Types: Choose from a list When choosing “Choose from a list” as the question type, the respondent is able to choose from a drop-down menu That lists the choices you enter. Examples of “Choose from a list” questions could include asking the respondent to select the food item they will bring to the potluck dinner. Google Form Question Types: When choosing Scale “Scale” as the question type, the respondent is able to select the level of quality or satisfaction they experienced. Examples of “Scale” questions could include asking the respondent to rate you on the level of quality that they experienced during a professional development workshop. Google Form Question Types: When choosing Grid “Grid” as the question type, the respondent is able to select the level of quality or satisfaction they experienced on a number of different items. You can use “Grid” questions to create a survey form, similar to what is Created using SurveyMonkey. Previewing your Google Form Here is an example of what your Google Form might look like if you used each of the previous question types. Google Forms: Section Headers You can also insert section headers into a Google Form if you want to have different sections in your form. Click “Done” when completed. Google Forms: Section Headers This is how your Google Form might appear with the section header. Previewing your Google Form In order to see a preview of how your Google Form will appear to the people you share it with, click on the URL address shown at the bottom of the form. Previewing your Google Form Here is how your Google Form will appear to those you share it with. Sharing Your Google Form Once you have completed your Google Form, you can share it with others by entering the e-mail addresses of the people that you want to share it with. Embedding your Google Form You can also embed your Google Form into a blog or wiki site by copying and pasting the Embed code into the site. Google Drawing You can use Google Drawing to create illustrations that you can share and collaborate with others. Google Drawing: Shapes You can insert and manipulate shapes in Google Drawings, similar to inserting AutoShapes in Microsoft Word. Click on the shape to insert it into the Google Drawing. Google Drawing: Line Tools You can use line tools to custom- draw polygonal shapes in Google Drawings. Google Forms: Line Tools Use the Cursor tool to move the different lines that you drew using the line tools. Google Drawing: Curve Tool Use the Curve tool to create shapes that have rounded edges and curves. Connect the ends of the shape to fill the shape with color. Google Drawing: Choosing Colors To change the color of the interior of a shape, click on the “Fill” tool and choose the color to fill the interior of the shape. Google Forms: Choosing Colors As you can see, the color of the interior of the shape that was drawn has now been changed. Google Drawing: Text Box To insert a text box into your Google Drawing, click on the “Text Box” tool, similar to what you use in PowerPoint. Google Drawing: Text Box You can then type what you you would like in the text box! Google Drawing: Inserting an Image You can also insert an image into your Google Drawing by clicking the “Insert Image” icon. Choose the image from where the file is stored, and click “Upload”. Google Drawing: Renaming Your Drawing To give your Google Drawing a name, click in the box labeled “Untitled Drawing”. Type in the name that you desire, and click “OK”.
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