Google Sheets can seem pretty boring and flat, but it can allow for dynamic activity with students. One easy way is to use Sheets to log data collected from class surveys, lab results, or other information gathered.
Students can learn to take control of their lives and their schedules using premade templates in Sheets that allow for weekly scheduling. Create a blank template, and then model for them how to fill blocks of 30 min or 1 hr as they enter classes they are taking, extra curriculars, and weekend activities as well as eating times, homework time, and leisure time.
I love, love, love using Google Drive in my day-to-day, and with students. Interested in learning more about these great tools? I’m now offering this mini-course on G Suite. Check it out!