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What is Google Drive

Google Drive is Google's file storage and sync service formerly labeled Google Docs. Google Drive provides users with 5GB of free storage and the ability to collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. Watch the video below for more information.


How Does It Work?

If you can access the Internet and log into Google, you will be able to access your files from anywhere, from any device. Simply log into the school's Google domain ( with your school username and self-created password (first time users, please see Mr. Brough).

Now you can upload, share, collaborate, and edit your files regardless of operating system, software, and other pesky annoyances. 

Learn more by watching the video below. It is dyn-o-mite out-of-sight!



Helpful Google Drive Links

Other Google Tools

In addition to Google Drive, there are SO MANY other great Google tools and resources. Check out the links below to see what else is out there that could possibly be used in your classroom. Don't forget to ch-ch-check back as the list will be constantly updated.

  • Google Search Education
    Help our students become better searchers through lesson plans, tutorials, and challenges.
  • Lesson Planning with Google Calendars
    From the Electric Educator- a video tutorial on how to manage lesson planning via Google Calendar including how to embed Google Docs in your calendar.
  • Google Goggles
    Use a mobile device and Google Goggles to identify images. Ahhhh, the future is NOW!
  • A Google A Day
    Sharpen your research skillz or test your students. A Google A Day presents a different research question each day. Your task: find the answer. One of my all-time favorite sites.
  • Google Search Stories Video Creator
    ZOMG THIS IS SO MUCH FUN! Create videos featuring your Google searches. Not sure what I mean? Check out this awesome and goosebump-inducing example below.
  • Search Story Example
  • Google Scholar
    Search Google like smart people do, with Google Scholar. No Wikipedia allowed!

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