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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...
FREE Online Instructor and Student Resources

The Free Online Instructor and Student Resources for The Google Docs Specialist are housed on


Online Instructor and Student Resources Include:

  • 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

eTextbook License Information

Transferable eTextbook Student License: One license is required per student per term within a given school year. Once a term is completed, licenses can be reused. The number of licenses required is equal to the maximum number of students using an eTextbook within one term. See example below:

Example to Determine Number of eTextbook Licenses Required
  Semester 1
Student Enrollment
Semester 2
Student Enrollment
eTextbook Licenses
Course A 60 30 60
Course B 90 90 90

Minimum: A minimum purchase of 15 licenses is required.

Term: Licenses are valid for 5 years (transferable term to term).

Instructor Resources: Included FREE for unlimited number of instructors; 5-year access.

Format/Delivery: eTextbook is delivered in PDF format. The eTextbook and student/instructor resources can be uploaded to any LMS or accessed through

License Pricing: Pricing is determined by the number of licenses purchased. If the number of licenses you require exceeds the quantity displayed, call or email for volume pricing.


Grade: 6-8, 9-12

The Google Docs Specialist (Print) - Min. 15
ISBN: 9781626890664
Author: Courtney Snyder
© 2016
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 152
Print Color: Full Color
Binding: Spiral Bound

The Google Docs Specialist (eTextbook 5 Yr. Student License) - Min. 15
ISBN: 9781626896253
Author: Courtney Snyder
© 2016
Page Count: 152
Print Color: Full Color

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