Google Chrome for Student Accounts

Google Drive

Google Drive: An Overview

Goals:
  • I can describe the purpose and benefits of using Google Drive.
  • I understand the components/options within Google Drive.


Try It - after the video(s)

  1. Go to your Google Drive account.
  2. Create a new Document or Presentation. Share it with someone else.
  3. This would be a great time to set up a distribution list for your class. For example, if I create a document and I want to share it with my entire class, I don't want to have to type in each of their names individually. So, I created a distribution list in my Gmail titled, "My Class 2013-2014." Now when I share something with my class it is as simple as typing in a few words vs. 23 student names! When creating your distribution list, you will use your students' gmail accounts (studentusername@student.liberty.k12.mo.us).




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ih6VBxZMtA&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

Google Drive: Documents

Goals:
  • I can describe the advantages of using GDocs with my students.
  • I can use my account to create and share a GDoc.


Try it - after the video(s):

  1. Using your account, take time to practice creating and sharing documents. Explore the different tools within GDocs (i.e. adding links/images/videos).
  2. You may want to create a GDoc for any note taking during this smore. Simply create and name your Doc. then open it in a tab next to this tab so that you can easily go back and forth from your learning to your note taking.


Reflect - after the video(s):

  • List ways in which you may want to start students with using a GDoc. How will you model and guide them through the process?
  • Choose a standard and think of a few ways in which students could use a GDoc in their learning.




Google Docs in Plain English
How to Create a Google Doc (Updated 6/26/13)

Google Drive: Presentations

Goals:

  • I can describe the advantages of using GPres. with my students.
  • I can use my account to create and share a GPres.


Try it - after the video(s):

  1. Using your account, take time to practice creating and sharing GPresentations. Explore the different tools within Presentation (i.e. adding slides/links/images/videos, themes and designs, etc.)


Reflect - after the video(s):

  • List ways in which you may want to start students with using a GPres.. How will you model and guide them through the process?
  • Choose a standard and think of a few ways in which students could use a GPres. in their learning.
Google Presentations 2013 Tutorial

Google Drive: Forms

Goals:

  • I can describe the advantages of using GForms with my students.
  • I can use my account to create and share a GForms.


Try it - after the video(s):

  1. Using your account, take time to practice creating and sharing GForms. Explore the different tools within Forms (i.e. adding a video, changing the question type, etc.).


Reflect - after the video(s):

  • List ways in which you, as the teacher, could use GForms. Parent communications? Gathering student data? Assessing students?
  • List ways in which you may want to start students with using a GForm. How will you model and guide them through the process?
  • Choose a standard and think of a few ways in which students could use a GForm in their learning.
Google Forms 2013 Tutorial

Google Drive: Apps and Extensions

Goals:

  • I can describe the advantages of using GApps with my students.
  • I can use my account to explore and add various GApps for student learning.


Try it - after the video(s):

  1. Using your account, navigate to your Apps icon (top left corner of your bookmarks bar) and go to, "Store." Explore various apps and add the apps. Then practice navigating to those apps.


Reflect - after the video(s):

  • Choose one or two GApps that you would like for your students to utilize. Think through your process of how to guide students in accessing the GApps store, navigating and searching within the store, and adding apps. You will want to lay out your rules for this process. There are inappropriate apps, thus you will most likely not want to give students the rights to just search the App Store whenever or however they want.


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Google Drive: Uploading

Goals:
  • I understand the 2 options for uploading files to my Google Drive.
  • I can successfully upload a document.


Try it - after the video(s):

  1. Try uploading one of your Word documents to your Drive.
  2. Find other documents, folders, videos, pictures, etc. that you want to upload. After uploading, spend some time organizing your uploads in your Drive.


Reflect - after the video(s):

  • Are there Word Documents you currently have that you could upload to allow for collaboration with others?
  • When creating a document in the future, what are the advantages/disadvantages of using Word vs. Google Drive?


Google Drive and Docs: Uploading and Syncing Files

Google Drive: Staying Organized

Goals:
  • I understand the importance of keeping my Drive organized.
  • I can use folders, color coding , etc. to organize my Drive files.


Try it - after the video(s):

  1. Take some time to organize your Drive. Do you have files that need moved? What folders could you create? Do you have anything that can be deleted?

Reflect - after the video(s):

  • How is keeping your Drive organized similar to how you currently keep your files organized (i.e. in folders on your desktop, your "My Documents" folder?
  • Is there an advantage of moving to Drive as your main document creation resource?
Google Drive and Docs: Managing Your Files
Google Doc. - how to "Make a Copy"