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Website Review

Google Drive

Learning Rating:
3
Teacher Rating:
4

Nifty tool for collaboratively editing docs and syncing files across devices or online

https://drive.google.com/
Field Note
MY RATING
Overall Rating 4
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time
More than 15 minutes
Great for
Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Whole class
Great with
Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs

Teacher Review for Google Drive

Get collaborating with Google Drive

Submitted March 8, 2013

My Take

Intuitive. Collaborative. Accessible. A Google Drive account grants the user access to a stout list of productivity tools that allows for the creation of documents, spreadsheets and presentations that can be easily shared with others.

Changes to these docs can be made by multiple users all at the same time.

Google Drive allows you access to your files from anywhere, with or without an Internet connection.

You also have access to Google Drive from any smartphone or tablet with the Google Drive app.

Don’t have an Internet connection?

Not a problem.

Google Drive puts an end to your paper trail, and allows teachers and students to share folders and assignments with a few clicks, even offline.

Since this is a Google product, the search within the Google Drive account makes finding documents simple.

How I Use It

Google Drive has completely changed the way we collaborate in our district.

The platform itself is so intuitive and easy to use, the very idea of sending an attachment via email now seems antiquated.

The comment function embedded in every element of Google Drive has become an efficient way for teachers to give immediate feedback to students or each other.

Some teachers have even noticed that students actually read the feedback given, and refer back to previous document commentary to improve their writing.

Each doc created has its own unique URL, which makes for easy sharing via a plethora of web-based utilities.

Another beneficial component has been the ability to share common file types, including video and audio files. Teachers have taken to sharing audio assessments with students, since sharing is now simplified. Student products range from simple document creation to designing their own websites.

Overall, Google Drive is a productivity set that will have a profound effect on how your organization shares information.

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