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Sept 29: Save to Google Drive Extension

A free Chrome Extension that does exactly what the name implies – save an image or a screen capture directly to Google Drive. You can also right-click hyperlinks, images, and most multimedia to save to your Drive. When using the extension with students, you can direct them to create a folder in Drive to which material will be saved automatically. You can also control the saved file format in the options page – including a Google file format that allows you to edit your saved content.

Save to Google Drive is a perfect example of the Collect element of the C4 Framework – providing a fast and simple method of gathering and organizing all sorts of data into one place. Students can use this during the research process, or you could use it as a tool for gathering instructional resources. A collaborative way to use Save to Google Drive would be to create a shared folder where stuff gets saved and is available to everyone sharing the folder.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Go to the Chrome Web Store and search "Save to Google Drive."
  2. Select the extension from the list and click the "Add to Chrome" button.
  3. You should now have a Drive icon in your toolbar. You can start saving by selecting the icon when you are on a website you wish to save, or by right-clicking on an image and selecting "Save to Google Drive" from the list of options that pop up. Note: To change the destination folder in Drive, right-click on the toolbar icon and go to options. From here you can specify which folder you want to save to, as well as your prefered file format.
"Save to Google Drive" Extension

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