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The Google Docs Specialist

Real-world, Client-based Google Apps Projects


Using Google Apps, students complete work orders for their employer, The Google Docs Specialist, Inc. Across over 35 projects covering core Google Apps skills, students produce professional documents for three clients, mirroring a real business environment. The Google Docs Specialist is three simulations in one book, using five of the most popular Google productivity apps: Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Drawings.

  • Designed as a reinforcement for students
  • Challenges students to use critical thinking, creativity, and decision-making skills
  • Projects have been organized into an easy-to-read, self-guided format
  • Online Instructor Resources include Project Solutions
  • Hi-resolution logos help students create professional documents for their clients
Table of Contents

Curriculum Guide 

Unit 1: Docs

Project 1.1 Customer Satisfaction and Return Policy

Project 1.2 Business Letterhead

Project 1.3 Business Memo

Project 1.4 Price List

Project 1.5 Block Style Letter

Project 1.6 Menu Items List

Project 1.7 Fax Cover Page

Project 1.8 MLA Style Report

Project 1.9 News Release

Project 1.10 Waiver and Release of Liability Form

Project 1.11 College Visit Schedule

Project 1.12 Employee Application

Project 1.13 Newsletter Article

Project 1.14 Cyberbullying Posts

Project 1.15 Sporting Goods Equipment List


Unit 2: Sheets

Project 2.1 Employee Contact Information

Project 2.2 Quarterly Donor Data

Project 2.3 Menu Items Annual Sales

Project 2.4 New Product Sales

Project 2.5 Monthly Blog Traffic

Project 2.6 Annual Sales Forecast

Project 2.7 Grand Opening Budget

Project 2.8 Social Media User Survey

Project 2.9 Customer Traffic Pattern Analysis


Unit 3: Slides

Project 3.1 Customer Service Training

Project 3.2 Classroom Device Guide

Project 3.3 Digital Menu Sign

Project 3.4 Camping Tent Clearance Display

Project 3.5 Website Credibility Presentation

Project 3.6 Food Preparation Safety Presentation


Unit 4: Forms

Project 4.1 Customer Satisfaction Survey

Project 4.2 Cyber Safety Quiz

Project 4.3 Smoothie Contest Voting Ballot


Unit 5: Drawings

Project 5.1 Store Map

Project 5.2 Safe Surfing Pledge Poster

Project 5.3 Promotional Reward Card

Project 5.4 Logo Redesign


Unit Descriptions

Unit 1: Docs

  • Formatting & Editing Text
  • Business Document Formatting
  • Formatting Tables
  • Using Drawing Tools & Images
  • Using Hyperlinks and Bookmarks
  • Sharing and Assigning Permissions
  • Collaborating with Docs and more...

Unit 2: Sheets

  • Formatting Cells & Text Alignment
  • Using Formulas
  • Using AutoFill and AutoSum
  • Creating & Formatting Charts
  • Sorting Data
  • Using Cell References
  • Collaborating with Sheets and more...

Unit 3: Slides

  • Formatting Text & Images
  • Using Themes
  • Using Slide Transitions & Animation
  • Formatting Tables & Lists
  • Using Advanced Tools & Features
  • Collaborating with Slides and more...

Unit 4: Forms

  • Changing Form Settings
  • Using Different Question Types
  • Surveying and Viewing Responses
  • Collaborating with Forms and more...

Unit 5: Drawings

  • Integrating Text with Images
  • Using Graphic Images
  • Designing Various Business Documents
  • Collaborating with Drawings and more...
Online Instructor and Student Resources

The Online Instructor and Student Resources for The Google Docs Specialist are required and include professionally designed client logos and Project Solutions.


Resources for this textbook are housed on our interactive digital eLearning platform, eCTE


Online Instructor and Student Resources (Required) Include:

  • Teacher Edition eText (5 Year License)
  • Project Solutions
    • Project Solutions demonstrate what student work should look like in order to simplify grading for instructors.
  • Logos
    • Hi-resolution logos are provided to students in .png format, allowing them to produce professionally-styled documents.
Standards Correlations

CCTC: Common Career Technical Core Standards

CCSS-R: Common Core: Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects - Grades 6-12

CCSS-A: Common Core: College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading - Grades 6-12

ISTE: International Society for Technology in Education -  Health, Vocational Education and Computer Education/Instructional Technology Standards - Grades 6-12

eText License Information

eTexts are housed in our interactive digital eLearning platform, eCTE.  

  • Each eText license code, once redeemed, is valid for 1 year or 6 months from the date of first log in
  • One license code is required per student
  • Unused license codes do not expire and can be redeemed at any time
  • A minimum order of 10 license codes is required
About Our Digital Platform eCTE
B.E. Publishing's Digital Platform, eCTE, provides easy and interactive access to digital content for Career & Technical Education.



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