Google Docs has stood the test of time since its launch a few years ago. Several other similar services have been created since then but nothing can be compared to what Google Docs does. Part of the secret behind its success is its being constantly upgraded. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning been posting alot about the educational uses of Google Docs for teachers and students. Today we are adding more tips and tricks to enable you to learn more about some features Google Docs provides for free and that you might not have known before.
Here are some ways teachers can use Google Docs . Click on any title to access the feature.
1- Google Docs Template for teachers and students
Google Docs features a section devoted solely for templates. You can search for templates using different criteria like templates for presentations, business, resumes, and also for teachers and students.
2- Use Keyboard Shortcuts
Here is a set of key board shortcuts that will help you speed up your work on Google Docs
3- Create Forms
You can use Google Docs to create awesome forms with beautiful backgrounds and colors. The process is very easy and simple.
4- Create Graphs and charts
You can also create graphs and charts to either print or embed in other platforms. Check out how you can easily do it.
6- Create Diagrams and Drawings
Now users are able to insert lines and diagrams using the drawings features namely Polyline and Snapto Guides
7- Share, edit, and present documents in real time
' Multiple people can view and make changes at the same time. There's an on-screen chat window for spreadsheets, and document revisions show you exactly who changed what, and when. Viewing a presentation together is a breeze, as anyone joined in a presentation can automatically follow along with the presenter."
8- Save and Export copies
You can save your documents and spreadsheets to your own computer in DOC, XLS, CSV, ODS, ODT, PDF, RTF and HTML formats.
9- Add footnotes to a document
" Footnotes appear in the document margin on your screen, and at the bottom of the page when printed. If you'd like to see how the footnotes will look when printed, go to the File menu, and select Print. Or, you can go to the File menu, and select Download file as... > PDF."
10- Insert Headers and Footers
" To insert headers and footers in your document, click the Insert drop-down menu and select Header or Footer. Type the text for your header or footer in the area with dotted lines."
11- Insert Comments in a document
" Comments let you have a conversation about something you're working on. Comment threads, called discussions, help you keep track of comments, address your comments to specific people, and respond to and follow comments from your email inbox. Click on the title to learn how to do it."