Best Student Templates for Google Docs, Slides, Sheets and Drawings

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The best student templates for Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms or Drawings can mean the difference between an easily produced masterpiece and an effort filled low-mark mess. These can be of tremendous help to teachers, who can share these templates to make the lives of their students easier – and ultimately the quality of work submitted, better.

If you have ever used Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawings, and Forms (opens in new tab), then you know how easy it is to collaborate and share work with peers and students. Thousands of educators create and share best student templates as part of their lesson plans, activities, and projects, making these resources free through their blogs or on Twitter. 

Using templates saves you and your students a lot of time and stress. All you need to do is copy the template you want your students to use, edit and tweak the template as you like, then share the URL with your students so they copy it and complete the work.  

Below is a list of websites with tons of free templates, tips, and tricks.

Free Templates for Google

The following websites are filled with Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings templates that are ready to use. Edit and tweak these templates as needed. 

You may want to share the activity with your students as a template so they can preview it. To do this copy the template’s long url and change the edit part in the URL, "/edit", to "/template/preview."

  • Of course you can find several free templates I share regularly on this blog, Teacher Reboot Camp (opens in new tab), in my books (opens in new tab), and in my 400+ slide presentations (opens in new tab).
  • Eric Curts shares tons of templates for Drawings, Slides, Docs, and Sheets in his blog, Control Alt Achieve (opens in new tab).
  • Kelly Fitzgerald shares tons of Google tricks and templates, including several graphic organizers, in her blog, Edtech Nut (opens in new tab).
  • Brad Dale shares tips, tricks, and templates in his blog, Time to Talk Tech (opens in new tab).
  • Ms. Drasby’s Tech Babble (opens in new tab) is full of tips, tricks and templates.
  • The TCEA blog (opens in new tab) is another great place to find tons of free templates, including Breakout Edu activity templates.
  • The educators from Black Gold Regional School Division (opens in new tab) share tons of creative templates for students to create magazines, newspapers, and more!
  • The Instructional Tech Talk blog (opens in new tab) has several templates, including awesome infographic templates for students.
  • Flippity (opens in new tab) has tons of templates for Google Sheets! Create digital flashcards, interactive quizzes, scavenger hunts, and other cool stuff.
  • Check out Slidesmania (opens in new tab) and Slidescarnival (opens in new tab) for some colorful themes and templates to make your presentations and lesson plans stand out.
  • Pear Deck (opens in new tab) is an add-on for Google Slides to increase student engagement. The platform features a library of ready to use templates.
  • The Google Teacher Tribe (opens in new tab) has several podcasts, tips, tricks and templates.
  • Alice Keeler (opens in new tab) often shares tips and templates, especially for Sheets.
  • Find templates for student choice menus and more at the Shake Up Learning blog (opens in new tab).
  • The Google Teacher Tribe (opens in new tab) has several podcasts, tips, tricks and templates.
  • Twitter is another way I find tons of useful templates! I recommend these hashtags-#GoogleEDU (opens in new tab)#GoogleClassroom (opens in new tab)#GoogleET (opens in new tab), and #GSuiteEdu (opens in new tab).

Luke Edwards is a freelance writer and editor with more than two decades of experience covering tech, science, and health. He writes for many publications covering health tech, software and apps, digital teaching tools, VPNs, TV, audio, smart home, antivirus, broadband, smartphones, cars and much more.