Google Drive

Self-Paced Professional Development Course

What is Google Drive?

Google Drive is an online storage space to organize, sync and share all of your Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, Photos and any other file. You’ll be able to access your files from any internet capable device and can even set up offline access on the devices you use regularly. It integrates with an ever-increasing number of sites and apps.

How can I use it to enhance & transform my classroom?

Although not really a learning tool itself, Google Drive (and the suite of Google Apps within it) will allow you to take collaboration and accessibility to a whole new level.

  • Organize your files into color-coded folders that you can share with colleagues or students and access from anywhere.

  • Use it as your starting hub to start any new Google project - whether it is a Doc, Sheet, Slide or Form.

  • Find everything students have shared with you in one place, sortable and searchable.

  • Use along with Google Classroom to make sharing and collaborating even more efficient and organized.

  • Collaborative projects become a easy, and students have good accountability for their contributions.

  • Put time into the learning objectives rather than copies, passing out and collecting papers, etc.

What are other educators saying about it?

Self-Paced Training

Things to Read and Watch

How To: Quick Tutorial for the New Google Drive (2015)
Google Share Settings
View and edit your files offline
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Learn by Doing


  • Add files to your drive and organize them. Take a screenshot of your drive to send in and show off your skills. (You can take a screenshot with a Chrome extension like Nimbus or with your device's screenshot options.)
  • Carry out a task in your classroom or with your colleagues that involves the collaboration features Google Drive offers.

Get your badge and PGP Certificate!

Complete the form below to show what you've learned and accomplished! Once reviewed, you'll receive your badge and PGP certificate.

2 PGPs

(Sorry.... these are only available to Southwest Parke staff.)

Rachel Porter

I'd love to help you become more proficient with Google Drive. Contact me with questions specific to your classroom!