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Getting Started with Google Drive

A professional development opportunity for the staff of Elm Grove Middle School for incorporating Google Drive into professional practice.

Spencer Kiper

on 5 August 2013

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Transcript of Getting Started with Google Drive

But wait...there's more!
Introduction to Google Drive
Google Drive is a online, free suite of software options and storage space that our district has gone to in order to meet the communication/collaboration demands of our jobs.

Google Drive offers word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation options for our staff and students that allow for more streamlined, collaborative work.

Google Drive also comes with 30GB of online storage space for educators so that you can store documents, videos, and everything else
Step 1 - Log in
Most of you have not logged into Google using your teacher credentials yet. Let's begin by going to drive.google.com.

Your log in credentials are

Go into your account settings now to change your password.
Step 2 - Know the Basics
Google Drive offers the abilities to make
word documents

If you store your documents in your Drive folder, you files will automatically be available to you through any other device, computer or portable, that you have connected to your account.
Step 3 - Making the Transition
How difficult is it to make the switch? Not hard at all. just download Google Drive on your teacher computer (not recommended for lab computers for student access) and drag everything into your Google Drive folder.

Ever lose those PowerPoint presentations you worked so hard for? Have you ever wished that you didn't have to lug around that flash drive or portable hard drive around to have all of your files. Make the switch to the cloud and you'll never lose those important documents again.
Step 4 - Student Accounts & Use
Each student in Bossier Parish Schools will have a Google account setup for their use at school.

Students will be able to utilize:
Email (Internally, to other students and teachers)
Google Drive
Wrap Up
Google Drive will allow us to collaborate on a level that was only shared by a few individuals. Now, that ability will be shared among employees district-wide as well as the students that we serve.

Educate your students to utilize technology to cultivate new ideas and to grow their understanding of how to apply their new ideas to the world around them.
Getting Started
with Google Drive
Google Drive is your flash drive
in the cloud!
How do we apply this to our professional practice?
Integration won't be limited to teacher-to-teacher interaction. Students will also be able to collaborate with each other as well as collaborate with teachers as well. This is the collaborative computing opportunity we have been waiting for as teachers.
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