Susan Oxnevad

Susan Oxnevad

Susan is a data and tech coach in Oak Park, USA, with experience in various fields of teaching with technology. She also hosts webinars, hands-on training sessions and presents at conferences.

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An expert in using Google Docs for teaching, Susan Oxnevad demonstrates the versatility of Google Forms by showing us how to embed a YouTube video and an image, as well as create a self-grading quiz and an 'exit ticket'. These features are very useful for both student-led research and to test students' knowledge of a topic.

The Google Docs form is an efficient tool for teaching and learning because it is user friendly, free, and works on most computing devices.

Recently, Google improved the form by adding some multimedia features, providing teachers with more ways to use it for guided, independent learning.

Embed YouTube video into a Google Docs form

Now you can embed live YouTube video right into a form to create a guided video lesson for students. Consider using this type of activity as a homework assignment to provide students with a common starting point for learning in the classroom.

Thursday, 22 August 2013 15:05

Back to school with Google Docs

As arguably the most collaborative online tool for students, Google Docs facilitates students in research, writing, sharing and commenting. In her first appearance as an expert blogger for our website, educator and experienced tech teacher Susan Oxnevad guides us through its most important features and how to use them, along with annotated screenshots:

Google Docs is truly one of my favorite tools for teaching and learning because of the features it offers to support research, writing and collaboration in the 24/7 classroom. Here are some things to try with Google Docs as you make plans to use a little more tech and embrace change this school year.

Google Docs for Research

Google Docs supports a full-featured integrated Research Tool that is conveniently located right on the page of any Google Document or Presentation. This powerful Research Tool provides students with convenient access to information in manageable chunks that are ready for use. Students can narrow search results to find images, quotations, definitions, and more.

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