Q3 Graphics

4. Collaboration


In Quests 1 and 2, you learned about Google Drive, how to use formatting tools in a document, and how to upload and download a file. In this Quest you will learn how to rename a document, insert a picture, add a citation, insert a horizontal line, and hyperlink to a separate report or document. You will also learn a bit more about copyright and computer ethics.

Step-by-step directions with screenshots for this Quest 3 (4.Q3directionsGdocs, 4.Q3directions.pdf )

Key Vocabulary:

Citation: This is information needed to give credit to, or locate, work(s) published or created (a book, paper, article, web site, artwork, composition, music file) by others.

Hyperlink: An element in a digital document that links to another place in the same document or to an entirely different document or website. It is typically activated by clicking on a highlighted or underlined word or image on the screen.

Begin by expanding the Part 1 section below by clicking on the +.

Part 1: Adding an image to your document



Watch this video and follow the steps below.

Direct link

1. In Google Drive, open the poem document created in Quest 1 (4.Collaboration Robert Frost poem or what you named it).  

2. Renaming your document:


  • If you wish to rename a document (or forgot to name it), click on the title of it in the toolbar menu area.  Then rename it to 4.Q1xxx (your initials)

3. Adding a Graphic image of Leaves to your document:

a. Keep your document in GDrive open in one tab and open a new tab in your browser (use Ctrl-T or Command-T or the File Menu and select New Tab)

b. In this new tab, navigate to

c. Locate the Search box provided, and type the word leaves.

d. Look through the collection and select one you feel fits the poem (remember the first line of the poem, what color are the first leaves?).

This is one example:

e. When you decide on the image you prefer, click on the small image to open a full size view. *Keep the tab or window open to return to it later to get the photo citation.

f. Look below the image to locate the Download Image and Save icons. (Note***If you are logged into Google Drive, you will see these two icons for downloading the image.) downloadorsave

The one on the right (Save) will let you save it directly to your Drive space in Google. The "Download Image" button on the left will let you download it to your device (computer, tablet...) and save it in a location you select (your desktop, filespace, etc.). We will show both options.

Directions for using the Download Image button.downloadimagebutton

  1. Download the image to your computer. I saved it to my desktop and named it leaves.
  2. Go back to your poem document in Google Drive, and put your mouse in front of the title of the poem, go to the "Insert Menu" and use the dropdown arrow to select "Image"
  3. Drag the image you saved on your computer into the box provided, or click on the "Choose an image to upload" and navigate to where you saved the image.
  4. The image should appear above the title. You can click on the image to select it, and when it is selected you will see some small squares at the corners and on the sides. Click on one of the corner squares and you can drag inward to resize it smaller.

Part 2 Shows how to copy the citation for the picture, paste it into the poem document.

Part 2: Saving to Google Drive

Steps for using the Download Save Google Drive option.save2gdrive

  1. You MUST be logged into Google Drive for this option. Click the Save icon and it will open a window showing "My Drive (change)"

  2. Click on (change) to save it into the folder you created for 4.Collaboration in Quest 1

  3. When folders are displayed (you might only have one folder), click on the folder you created in Quest 1, Select, and then SAVE. *If this does not work, use the next method
  4. In your folder now you should see your Quest1 poem document (the Robert Frost poem), your 4.Q2.RobertFrost bio, and now the image.

  5. To insert the image into your poem, open the browser tab with your Q1 poem document and put your mouse at the beginning of the title of the poem.

  6. Click on the Insert menu and select Insert image. When the new box shows up, select Google Drive and on the next window choose Recent. Locate the image you saved, click on it, then click on Select.

  7. The image should appear in your document. You can drag a corner inward to resize it to be smaller to fit better on the page.

Adding Credits for the image

Adding Credits for the Image

(Direct link to the Part 2 video

a. Return to the browser tab or window showing the picture of leaves on Pics4Learning website.

b. To Copy the Citation: Copy the information provided in the table below the picture titled Citation, and paste it below the picture in your poem document. The images on the pics4learning website are free to use for educational purposes; however, you should always give credit to the photographer.

c. You may need to space down a few times after the picture.

Adding a Horizontal line and Hyperlink

Add a horizontal line under the citation and above the title of the poem.

a. Put your mouse at the end of the citation, go to the Insert menu, and select Horizontal line.

6. Creating a hyperlink to another document (the bio).

a. Go to the bottom of the poem and add another horizontal line.

b. Space down one or two lines and type "Robert Frost bio"

c. Open the bio document you uploaded into your folder in Quest 2. 

d. Copy the URL (web address) at the top of the bio page.

e. Return to your Q1 poem document, highlight the text you typed at the bottom "Robert Frost bio"

f. Click on the hyperlink button, the chain link icon chain  on the top menu. Paste (Ctrl-V, or Command-V) the URL, into the Link box provided, then click Apply. Try it out to make sure it works!

Remember: You SHOULD NOT use pictures that you have acquired through a search engine (such as Google images) until you have completed the "Be Legal and Fair" thing.

Completing this Quest

After inserting an image into your Q1 poem Google Doc, and creating a hyperlink to the Q2 bio document, you are ready to explore different options for sharing your work in Quest 4.

 Check off this Quest on the 21t4s Roadmap 

I am ready for Quest 4 to learn how to share my files!


Additional Resources

Google Docs Help From Google  

ISTE and Common Core Standards

ISTE Standards•S

1. Empowered Learner
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

6. Creative Communicator
a. choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication
b. create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into their new creations
d. publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences