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.
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.