This amazingly simple-to-use feature can provide teachers with a valuable tool to scaffold and support learning! Read on to learn how.
How Can I Access Document Outline?
Accessing this feature is very simple! Go to the Tools menu and select Document Outline. NOTE: This feature is only effective if you use the Heading formats in Google Docs.
How Can I Use This With Students?
Not every student learns the same way, which makes providing students with scaffolds and supports are important part of giving instructions. Whenever I have given assignments in my classroom, I have always found that there are three types of students:
- The experts who wish you would go away and disappear.
- The students who need you to hold their hand and guide them through (the students we should be working with)
- The frequently asked question students, who often feel bad for asking you questions.
I often answer questions by providing resources, short video tutorials on how to complete the task, short text instructions. Frontload your instructions with scaffolds and supports, so that you can enhance learning and avoid frustration later. Now students can simply click on the hyperlinked question and get the answers they need!
It is important to provide students with different ways to navigate documents and access information. The Google Document Outline is an easy-to-use feature that provides endless possibilities for teachers and students alike.