Q5. Tables & Collaboration



You have learned how to insert a horizontal bar and an image. You have also learned how to add a hyperlink to a URL to a website or document (the RobertFrostbio) and share your document for comments. In this Quest you will learn to share your document and give commenting rights to collaborate with a classmate. You will each insert a table and then collaborate as you fill both of yours in as you identify the rhyming scheme of the poem. Keep up the good work!

pdf directions for Collaboration Quest 5 Tables.pdf

Key Vocabulary:

Column: Columns run vertically (up and down) in a spreadsheet or table

Row: Rows run horizontally (left to right) in a spreadsheet or table

Cell: Each rectangular box in a spreadsheet and table is referred to as a cell. In a spreadsheet each cell has a specific name identifying it's location by row number and column ID name.


1. Watch one of the videos about marking a poem's rhyme scheme (YouTube lesson or one from SchoolTube).

2. Open your Google Drive document poem and use the highlight tool to highlight the word at the end of each line of the poem. (Watch the video at the top of this page for a sample tutorial). Use the same color for each rhyming set of words, but a different color for each different rhyming set.

3. Go to the bottom of your poem document, below the link to the bio, space down two more lines, and add a horizontal line (insert menu).

Steps 4-8: Create a Rhyme Scheme Table

4.  To create a rhyme scheme table for your poem:

a. Goal - create a table that is 3 columns wide and nine rows down (***Note: The number of rows should be the number of lines in your poem plus one.)

b. To add a table, make sure your mouse is below the horizontal line you added at the end of the document, and click on TABLE in the menu bar, and select "Insert Table"

 c. Move your mouse across 3 cells to the right, and down at least 9 rows (it's easy to add more rows later on). When you click in the last row in the table menu it will insert it into your documentQ4inserttable

5. In the top row type the following titles in each cell: First column type "Line Number," use the tab key to move to the next cell, and in the middle column type "Rhyming word," and (tab) in the last column heading type "Rhyme Scheme (A, B, C...)

6. In the first column in Row 2, type the line number 1. Use your arrow key or mouse to click in the cells below that and enter the rest of the line numbers from 2-8 in the different rows.

7. In Row 2, the second column, type the last word in the first line of the poem. Continue to do that for the rest of the lines.

8. In the last column, follow the directions from the video and enter the Rhyme Scheme

Steps 9-12: Collaboration


9. Locate a classmate (check with your teacher) to collaborate with you. You will need to SHARE your document with your partner(s) by typing in their email address to invite them to comment. Give "Commenting rights" (instead of only viewing, or editing for your document)

10. Have your partner(s), look it over, and locate something to make a comment about (polite comments only please) while you do the same to theirs. You might comment on the image they are using, the colors used to highlight things, the rhyming scheme table, etc.

11. Once your partner(s) has made a comment on your document, read it, make any changes (perhaps a misspelled word was found or an error in your table). Do NOT click on Resolve in the comment section so that your teacher can see that a comment was made.

12. Talk with your partner and list three or more ways collaborating on a document can help you in your classwork. Share your ideas in a class discussion.

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Additional Resources

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ISTE and Common Core Standards

ISTE Standards•S

1. Empowered Learner
a. Articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them, and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

2. Digital Citizen
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interations online or when using networked devices
c. Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property
d. manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online

4. Innovative Designer
a. Know and use deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems