Learning to create various kinds of documents—text, pictures, presentations, spreadsheets—is an important skill that kids will use in school and beyond. Middle and Older Kids get Google accounts through Rivendell that let them create Google documents of various kinds.
Both age levels had to learn to type and format a text document. Then Older Kids created a Google Slides presentation to demonstrate their research on Egypt.
Just knowing where to look can help you find what you need. We emphasized the menu bar (look for “edit” to move things around and copy/paste, “insert” to add things that aren’t plain text, and “format” to make things look different) and the toolbar (with hover-over tool tips). We encourage them to click and experiment, work together to help each other, and if they make a mistake, Undo (ctrl-Z) is your friend!