In Google Drive, there is a setting called Quick Access. This setting provides quick access to frequently used files. It is one of those personal timesaving features. Thanks to quick access teachers and students will have up to four regularly used files right under their fingertips.
When using a Google Doc Table as a graphic organizer add some pizazz to jumpstart the thinking process. It may help a child or adult process a specific task faster. Color filling the cells supports the writer with keeping track of where to type. Why not try simple tips such as this to save some precious time throughout one’s day?
How to Color Fill a Cell
- Open Google Docs
- In Doc Click the Cell you want Colored
- In Toolbar Click Paint Bucket
- Select the Color for the Cell
NOTE: Once the color is clicked the cell becomes filled with color.
While watching a child struggling to write a story the following thought hit me! Show the child how to make a simple graphic organizer using a single column table in Google Docs. Creating a simple table gave the student the tool they needed for proceeding to write independently.
Turn a Table Into a Graphic Organizer
- Open a Google Doc
- Click Insert
- Select Table
- Insert 1 column by 4 rows
- Label each row
- remember to support your claim
Recently in the Chrome Help Forum a user asked if there was a way to prevent tabs from being lost when closed. The question reminded me about one of my favorite Chrome Tips for Students. When students are engaged in a research project I like showing them the “Pin Tab” feature. The pin tab feature allows the student to return to the open tabs if the Chrome Browser is accidentally closed. Just follow the below steps to help prevent losing hours of research.
I never met a student who truly didn’t care about receiving a “Good Grade”. This post is about supporting the students who are struggling and have difficulty internalizing grades. Have you ever noticed these students tend to be the ones who are motivated by achieving high game scores? If the student learns to internalize grades like they do game scores would they be motivated to improve?
Google Forms and Sheets visually provides the ability for a student to see the slightest upward grade movement. If grades keep moving upward in little leap and bounds the student may view this as a positive change. Using a Google Form to graph a series of grades may help with self-internalization. If the student views a constant upward movement could this become a “magical key” to “unlocking doors” and boosting esteem?
Creating a Student
Visual Grading Tool
Using Google Forms and Sheets
Following are the steps for creating a Google Forms and linking a Sheet for student internalization of Grades.
Directions: Creating the Form
- Open a Google Forms
- Give the Forms a Title
- Click Dropdown Arrow Left of Multiple Choice
- Select Date
- Click Untitled Question Area
- Type DATE
- Click Plus Sign to Add Question Type
- Click Dropdown Arrow Right of Multiple Choice
- Select Short Answer
- Type Content Area Grades in “Question Field”
Directions: Linking Sheet
- Open the Form
- Click Responses Tab
- Click Green Favicon to Link Sheet
- Select Create a New Spreadsheet or Select Existing Spreadsheet
Selecting Existing Spreadsheet Adds the data on a new sheet in an existing spreadsheet.
Directions: Use Explore for Chart
- Open the Sheet
- Click Explore
- An Analysis Chart (graph) is automatically generated from the data
- Add to Sheet by Clicking Graph Favicon
Chart maybe added to the spreadsheet or inserted into another Google File