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One of my favourite things to use in my classroom is Google Drive formally Google Docs. This free web based service allows students or staff to create documents, presentations, spreadsheets or upload previously created material. All of the items are stored electronically in the Google cloud and can be accessed from almost any device with an internet connection.
Google Drive has six basic apps that allow you to store and create items. My students use these apps to collaboratively create works. The best part of Google Drive apps is that more than one person can be logged in and editing the document at any given time.
This past term my grade team used Google Drive – Document App to co-create our report card comments. No more emailing files back and forth. We editing each other’s work simultaneously and could tell exactly who made what changes to each section.
If you dislike emailing documents to and from work you can upload your documents to the Google Drive in the Folder App and use the search function to locate exactly what you need.
As a classroom teacher you can have students share their in progress work with you and then you can provide instant feedback on their writing from your computer while the are working.
Do any of you use Google Drive in the classroom? I’d love to get some new ideas in the comments below. Have any questions about Google Drive? Chat with me in the comments below.
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