Harnessing the
Power of
Google Drive
Meredith Martin
Overview
Google Drive Highlights
Free cloud storage
Syncs with all devices
Access online from anywhere
Create and edit documents, s...
App Components
Documents
Presentations
Spreadsheets
Forms
Drawings
Much Much More!
Google Drive For PC/Mac
● Sync your Google Drive across devices
● Creates folder on your computer and
downloads your docs ...
Upload Files - Desktop
● Drag and drop your files
into the Drive folder icon
on your computer
● Save directly into your
Dr...
Upload Files - Web
● Use the Upload
button in the web
interface
● Files or entire folders
● Convert to Google
format or le...
Google Drive App
● Available for iOS and Android
● Easy access to all of your documents and
files
● Create and edit docume...
The Interface
Documents
Wordprocessing At Your Fingertips
Sharing & Collaboration
● Click blue Share button to add
viewers/collaborators
● Control access permissions
○
○
○
○

Can E...
Let’s Try It!

tinyurl.com/gatewaydoc
Documents
● Review session - students can comment
with questions and teacher can respond
● Collaborate on lesson plans/ide...
Research
Built in search for Google Apps
Tools -> Research
Filter by resource type
One click to add a link or citation to ...
Comments
● Highlight passages of text and add
comments
● Students can reply to comments
● More than just editing suggestio...
Voice Comments
● Use Kaizena app to leave voice comments
● More personal, students can hear tone and
inflection
● Currentl...
Presentations
Simple, Elegant Slideshows
Let’s Try It!

tinyurl.com/gatewaypreso
Presentations
● Create interactive presentations with links,
images, videos, and more
● Students can easily work together ...
Spreadsheets
Collect & Interpret Data
Let’s Try It!

tinyurl.com/gatewaysheet
Spreadsheets
● Create attendance or grade sheets
● Multiple students can track and graph data
on one sheet
● Volunteer sig...
Forms
Surveys, Quizzes, and More!
Let’s Try It!

tinyurl.com/gatewayform
Forms
● Self-grading tests/quizzes with Flubaroo
script
● Data collection forms
● Quick surveys
● Create reading logs
● Co...
Assessment
● Use Forms and Flubaroo script to create
self-grading quizzes
● Create a form for exit tickets
● Collect peer-...
Calendar
Calendar
● Collaborate on shared calendars within the
district
● Create a public parent calendar to post on
your website
●...
Other Tools
● Sites - create websites easily
● Hangouts - video conference calls that
allow you to share documents and
des...
Resources
● Google Apps For
Education
● Google Docs For
Learning
● 80+ Google Forms
For The
Classroom

● 32 Ways To Use
Go...
Collaboration Demo
Contact Me

mmartin@techforteachers.com
@geekyteach
www.techforteachers.com
Presentation Link

tinyurl.com/gatewaygoogle
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Harnessing The Power Of Google Drive

  1. 1. Harnessing the Power of Google Drive Meredith Martin
  2. 2. Overview
  3. 3. Google Drive Highlights Free cloud storage Syncs with all devices Access online from anywhere Create and edit documents, slideshows, spreadsheets, and more ● Easily share and collaborate ● ● ● ●
  4. 4. App Components Documents Presentations Spreadsheets Forms Drawings Much Much More!
  5. 5. Google Drive For PC/Mac ● Sync your Google Drive across devices ● Creates folder on your computer and downloads your docs to it ● Drag and drop files into it ● Automatically uploads and syncs changes on all computers and devices
  6. 6. Upload Files - Desktop ● Drag and drop your files into the Drive folder icon on your computer ● Save directly into your Drive folder from any program
  7. 7. Upload Files - Web ● Use the Upload button in the web interface ● Files or entire folders ● Convert to Google format or leave in original format
  8. 8. Google Drive App ● Available for iOS and Android ● Easy access to all of your documents and files ● Create and edit documents and spreadsheets on your mobile device
  9. 9. The Interface
  10. 10. Documents Wordprocessing At Your Fingertips
  11. 11. Sharing & Collaboration ● Click blue Share button to add viewers/collaborators ● Control access permissions ○ ○ ○ ○ Can Edit Can Comment Can View Is Owner ● Collaborate in real time
  12. 12. Let’s Try It! tinyurl.com/gatewaydoc
  13. 13. Documents ● Review session - students can comment with questions and teacher can respond ● Collaborate on lesson plans/ideas - even outside your district ● Use as a ‘backchannel’ during student presentations ● Students can collaborate with other classes/grades/schools
  14. 14. Research Built in search for Google Apps Tools -> Research Filter by resource type One click to add a link or citation to your document ● Choose citation style ● ● ● ●
  15. 15. Comments ● Highlight passages of text and add comments ● Students can reply to comments ● More than just editing suggestions include links! ● Great for discussion while collaborating
  16. 16. Voice Comments ● Use Kaizena app to leave voice comments ● More personal, students can hear tone and inflection ● Currently available only for documents ● Example
  17. 17. Presentations Simple, Elegant Slideshows
  18. 18. Let’s Try It! tinyurl.com/gatewaypreso
  19. 19. Presentations ● Create interactive presentations with links, images, videos, and more ● Students can easily work together on a shared slide deck ● Presentations can be published to the web for access from anywhere ● Easily edit master slides to create your own themes
  20. 20. Spreadsheets Collect & Interpret Data
  21. 21. Let’s Try It! tinyurl.com/gatewaysheet
  22. 22. Spreadsheets ● Create attendance or grade sheets ● Multiple students can track and graph data on one sheet ● Volunteer sign up ● Tracking behavior - can be shared with other teachers ● Document parent contact
  23. 23. Forms Surveys, Quizzes, and More!
  24. 24. Let’s Try It! tinyurl.com/gatewayform
  25. 25. Forms ● Self-grading tests/quizzes with Flubaroo script ● Data collection forms ● Quick surveys ● Create reading logs ● Collect volunteer information
  26. 26. Assessment ● Use Forms and Flubaroo script to create self-grading quizzes ● Create a form for exit tickets ● Collect peer-assessment of student work
  27. 27. Calendar
  28. 28. Calendar ● Collaborate on shared calendars within the district ● Create a public parent calendar to post on your website ● Use the Appointment tool to create a bookable calendar for meetings or room/equipment sign ups
  29. 29. Other Tools ● Sites - create websites easily ● Hangouts - video conference calls that allow you to share documents and desktops ● Translate - help for communicating with non-english speaking parents/students ● Blogger - design your own library blog
  30. 30. Resources ● Google Apps For Education ● Google Docs For Learning ● 80+ Google Forms For The Classroom ● 32 Ways To Use Google Apps In The Classroom ● Turn Google Spreadsheets Into Flashcards ● Google Apps Tutorials
  31. 31. Collaboration Demo
  32. 32. Contact Me mmartin@techforteachers.com @geekyteach www.techforteachers.com
  33. 33. Presentation Link tinyurl.com/gatewaygoogle

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