QG5. Tables & Collaboration



You have learned how to insert a horizontal bar and an image. You have also learned how to add a hyperlink a URL to a website or document (the RobertFrostbio) and share your document for comments. In this Quest you will learn to share your document and give commenting rights to collaborate with a classmate. You will each insert a table and then collaborate as you fill both of yours in as you identify the rhyming scheme of the poem. Keep up the good work!

pdf directions for Collaboration Quest Five Tables.pdf

Key Vocabulary

Columns: Columns run vertically (up and down) in a spreadsheet or table.

Row: Rows run horizontally (left to right) in a spreadsheet or table.

Cell: Each rectangular box in a spreadsheet and table is referred to as a cell. In a spreadsheet each cell has a specific name identifying it's location by row number and column ID name.

I Can Statement

  • add tables to my documents


1. Watch one of the videos about marking a poem's rhyme scheme (YouTube lesson or one from SchoolTube).

2. Open your Google Drive document poem and use the highlight tool to highlight the word at the end of each line of the poem. (Watch the video at the top of this page for a sample tutorial). Use the same color for each rhyming set of words, but a different color for each different rhyming set.

3. Go to the bottom of your poem document, below the link to the bio, space down two more lines, and add a horizontal line (insert menu).

Steps 4-8: Create a Rhyme Scheme Table

4.  To create a rhyme scheme table for your poem:

a. Goal - create a table that is three columns wide and nine rows down (***Note: The number of rows should be the number of lines in your poem plus one.)

b. To add a table, make sure your mouse is below the horizontal line you added at the end of the document, and click on TABLE in the menu bar, and select "Insert Table"

 c. Move your mouse across three cells to the right, and down at least nine rows (it's easy to add more rows later on). When you click in the last row in the table menu it will insert it into your documentQ4inserttable

5. In the top row type the following titles in each cell: First column type "Line Number," use the tab key to move to the next cell, and in the middle column type "Rhyming word," and (tab) in the last column heading type "Rhyme Scheme (A, B, C...)

6. In the first column in Row Two, type the line number 1. Use your arrow key or mouse to click in the cells below that and enter the rest of the line numbers from 2-8 in the different rows.

7. In Row Two, the second column, type the last word in the first line of the poem. Continue to do that for the rest of the lines.

8. In the last column, follow the directions from the video and enter the Rhyme Scheme

Steps 9-12: Collaboration


9. Locate a classmate (check with your teacher) to collaborate with you. You will need to SHARE your document with your partner(s) by typing in their email address to invite them to comment. Give "Commenting rights" (instead of only viewing, or editing for your document)

10. Have your partner(s), look it over, and locate something to make a comment about (polite comments only please) while you do the same to theirs. You might comment on the image they are using, the colors used to highlight things, the rhyming scheme table, etc.

11. Once your partner(s) has made a comment on your document, read it, make any changes (perhaps a misspelled word was found or an error in your table). Do NOT click on Resolve in the comment section so that your teacher can see that a comment was made.

12. Talk with your partner and list three or more ways collaborating on a document can help you in your classwork. Share your ideas in a class discussion.

Completing this Quest

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Additional Resources

Websites and Applications

Competencies & Standards

MITECS   Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

1. Empowered Learner
a. Articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them, and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

2. Digital Citizen
c. demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property

6. Creative Communicator
a. choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication
b. create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into their new creations
d. publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences

7. Global Collaborator
b. with guidance from an educator, students use technology tools to work with friends and with people outside their neighborhood, city and beyond
c. contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal