068. Google Drive: The What, Why and How for Teachers
Are you still using a Flash Drive or External Hard Drive? Do you store all of your documents on your desktop? Is your organization system nonexistent? If you’ve said yes to any one of these questions, this podcast episode is for you.
So much of what we do as educators is now online. 2020 has thrusted our careers into the digital age and now is the time to begin embarrassing what technology can do for your productivity and for your teaching. However, new ways of going about every day can pose new problems. Today, we are giving you one really BIG solution to several problems.
The first is to STOP using a flash drive or external hard drive to store your documents. The risk of you forgetting, damaging or even losing these portable devices is not worth the hours and pain you might suffer. Google Drive is the solution for you. We know. You might be thinking but I’ve used it and I like having all my items on a flash drive. We get it. In fact, Bridget was echoing your thoughts not too long ago.
Google Drive is a free, online cloud-based storage solution through Google. This is a place to store all your documents and files. You receive 15GB for free but there are reasonable paid options for either a monthly or yearly rate. This is connected to your Google account and it has integrated applications such as Google Slide, Google Docs, Google Sheets and more.
In this episode we share our knowledge on the what, why and how of Google Drive for teachers. In this episode you will learn…
How to create a free Google Drive account
Tips for organizing your Google Drive folders
Tips for converting Powerpoint or Word files to Google Drive
Methods for customizing your Google Drive
Tips for maximizing your productivity in Google Drive
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