Showing posts from March, 2015

Creating "Fill In" Responses in Google Docs

Why not have Google Docs work for can turn a Google Document into a 'fillable form' by making questionnaires, investigations, worksheets, etc. I know that Google Forms exist and you can ask questions for people to fill out but sometimes, you just do not want your responses to be located in one big Google Sheet.

Where I see this method work great is for investigations or worksheets that students might typically have done with paper and pencil in the past. That is right, students can do the same work electronically, allowing them to 'turn it in' through Google Classroom or other electronic collection means.

Examples Below are some examples of how I see this working out:
1. Questionnaire or Form - wanting to collect basic information from people but need the information separate from others in a document.

2. Investigation or Worksheet - students completing their work electronically in a document - getting away from the traditional paper and pencil method.


Finding Key Words

We all are in situations from time to time where we are either reading a multi-page Google Document or article on a website and all you want to do is find a particular part. Sometimes skimming takes longer than it would have taken if you just read the article to begin with.

The trick you ask? By using shortcut keys, you can have a search window pop up to locate the word or words that you are looking for.

Shortcut Keys

Mac Users: 
command key and f keyChromebook Users:
control key and f key

No matter if you are on the web browsing a website or in a Google Product, a similar window will show up (in the image above) for you to type in the key word you are looking for. In my particular example, the key word Wellness showed up 11 times in this particular Google Sheet. With the help of the arrows next to the key word, you are able to quickly jump through the page to locate the exact thing you are trying to find.