While I am on the subject of Google Documents, I used it this week teaching a lesson on email.
Now, I have a love-hate relationship with teaching email. While I think that kids should learn about it, I prefer to let them experiment with the idea of sending an email than actually giving them the keys, so to speak.
To keep the training wheels on for a while, I created a form in Google documents that I called “BMail”. The form looks like an email with the To:, CC, and subject lines. The students fill out the form like they would with an email and “send” it. The difference is that as the person that created the form, I am the only one that gets the messages. I am able to give the kids a dozen scenarios and read their emails, coaching them on how to improve their letter writing and respond to different problems, long before I give them the keys.