Category Archive: Google Drive

Mar 09

Google Classroom Cheat Sheet

I thought it might be nice to be able to refer my students (and other teachers) to a quick Cheat Sheet for Google Classroom.  I’m sure I’ll leave out something, but here is what I think are the important things to understand about how Google Classroom works.     When a student “Turns In” an …

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Mar 03

Make Your Forms “Smarter” with Add-ons

Until recently, if you wanted your Google Form to do anything special you had to write (or find a prewritten one) a script.  Which was more coding than most people would want to tackle for a simple Google Form.  Google Released several Add-on’s for Forms not too long ago and it has made Forms so much …

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Jan 13

How to Get Files Into Your Google Drive

Making use of technology in the classroom sounds good in a PLC or Faculty Meeting when it’s suggested but the basics are often overlooked when teachers start to use it.  Google Drive in all of it’s awesomeness it quite useless if you can’t bring stuff over and into your Drive. I have shared 100’s of …

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Jan 12

Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Drive

Keyboard shortcuts for Google Drive on the web Below, you’ll find a list of keyboard shortcuts for Google Drive on the web. Some shortcuts differ depending on your Google Drive version. To display the keyboard shortcut list in your version of Google Drive, press Ctrl + / (Chromebook or Windows) or ⌘ + / (Mac). Navigation …

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Jan 11

Google Drive and Chromebooks print from anywhere in the world

Since we have moved to 1-to-1 Chromebooks in my district, I have moved to a totally paperless classroom.  Other teachers have had more trouble doing so in such a short amount of time.  Part of the issue they have is that they are still using Office products so they can print things, and not moving …

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Jan 06

Search By Owner in Google Drive

If you are using the new Google Drive you can still search by owner! Owner:emailaddress Type the word “owner” followed by a colon. No space and then the email address of the owner. This will filter your Google Drive for all of the documents that are owned by that email address. To:emailaddress You can also …

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Jan 05

Filter your Google Drive Searches for Better Results

  Have you noticed the search box at the top of your Google Drive Screen? This allows you to search your files in Google Drive. This is one of Google’s powerful search tools to help you find what you need, when you need it!  The search will search not only the names of your files and folders but …

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Jan 04

Top Three Ways to Organize your Google Drive

Drive Naming Folders

Google and more over Google Drive make it easy for you to take your classroom into the virtual realm of online assignments and paperless living.  Being Google, Drive is setup with all kinds of Googley tricks to help keep you organized and on track.  When I first started using Drive (some 8 years ago) I …

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Dec 30

Have Students Use Google Drive to take Paperless Notes

Cornell Notes Template

What’s the point in having a $200, $300, or even $400 device in your students hands if they don’t use it but as a fancy video player or over sized Google searcher?  Taking notes has been a conundrum for me in my class ever since we started BYOT and now with 1-to-1 Chromebooks. I’ve tried …

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