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Tech Tips #114: Embed Google Docs

Posted by on September 23, 2013

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each week, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy!

Q: So many colleagues are sharing their documents through Google Apps, but I don’t know how to do that. Can you help?

A: I love this part of Google Apps for Education. When your Google Doc is complete,

  • save it by a name of your choice
  • File>Publish to the Web (on the menu bar)
  • Change the drop down choice ‘webpage’ to ‘HTML to embed in a page’
  • copy html code
  • paste into blog, wiki, website like I did below:


Is that cool?

But, what if your doc is created in Word (or Open Office) and you uploaded to your Google Drive. Can you ‘Publish to the web’ then? Sure, but first, you must open the file through Google Apps. Here’s how you do that:

  • Upload the doc to your Google Drive.
  • Go to More>Open With>Google Docs.
  • Once it’s open in Google Docs, follow the directions above.

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, Cisco guest blogger, a columnist for, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer.

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