How to Upload any Worksheet into Google Classroom
During this crazy, unprecedented time educators everywhere are scrambling to digitize their curriculum. I am fortunate to have 1:1 Chromebooks in my classroom, so my students have been completing digital work all year in order to conserve paper.
I want to share how I convert worksheets and documents into digital assignments for students to complete in Google Classroom.
Here is my worksheet. I created it in PowerPoint. If your worksheet is in Word, then you should copy and paste it over to Power Point first. To make my PowerPoint that size of paper, I clicked 'Design' then 'Slide Size' then 'Custom' then change the size to 8.5 by 11.
1. Save your Worksheet as a Picture
This is important to lock your worksheet in place so students cannot edit your text when they are working on the assignment.
Once your worksheet is done, click 'Save As'. Find where you want to save it and then name your document. Under 'Save As Type', click JPEG. Then click 'Save'. It will ask you if you want to save just one slide or all of them.
Now your worksheet is saved as a picture!
2. Edit Google Slides Page Setup
Now, go into Google Slides. Create a new slide. Click 'File' then 'Page Setup'. Click 'custom' and change the page dimensions to 8.5 x 11 if your worksheet is vertical. If your worksheet is horizontal, then change the page dimension to 11 x 8.5.
3. Set your Picture as the Background.
Now, we will set your worksheet picture as the background. Setting it as the background locks the picture in place so it cannot be shifted or moved by students.
First, click 'slide' then go to the option 'change background'. On the popup box, select 'choose image'. Find your worksheet picture and save. Now your worksheet is set as the background.
4. Add text boxes for your students to easily type their responses. Click 'Insert' then 'Text Box' and then you can drag boxes where students are expected to fill in answers. I usually write 'type here' so students can see where the boxes are.
That's it! After that, you can link your Google Slide presentation to a Google Classroom assignment. Make sure to click 'Make a Copy for Each Student' so everyone will get their own copy.
What questions do you have about making digital worksheets?