31 Cool Ways to Use Google Stuff in Education

This is a google presentation, you can create your own and embed them in your blogs just as I have done here. One of the fun things you can do is share the presentation with your students and then you can have them make comments in a ‘chat’ window. Click the “open in a new window button” (next to the page counter) and then click “View Together” (which appears at the right hand side of the bottom tool bar.)

(Incidentally, this presentation is embedded using the “Embed Iframe” plugin.)

Embedding Google Forms into WordPress

To embed a Google Form (such as the teacher feedback forms) into WordPress, please follow these steps.

1. From your Google Form, click on “More Actions” and “Embed” as seen below:

Embedding Google Forms

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2. This will bring up a window with the embed code. Copy this code:

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3. Go to your WordPress Dashboard, and create a new blog post as usual. We’re going to click on the plugin (icon) for Prezi shown here:

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4. You’ll see a window pop up. The “Prezi URL” is where you’ll paste the code. However, this is where it gets tricky. You will only paste the content located between the quotation marks – see the text in orange. The rest can be deleted. Example:

If our code is: iframe src=”https://spreadsheets.google.com/embeddedform?formkey=dGlDV1plRXBoRWdLeDQ0RkYtb3kyd0E6MA” width=”760″ height=”3969″ frameborder=”0″ marginheight=”0″ marginwidth=”0″>Loading…</iframe

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You can then set the custom size. I recommend a width of 600px and a height of 800px.

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5. You should be ready to publish. If, upon publishing, you see mistakes or the form does not appear properly, most likely the code was not pasted correctly. Please leave a comment or email me if you need help.