Google Drive SMART: 10 Teacher Tips

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1
All work saves automatically
There is no reason for staff to use the words “remember to save your work”
2
See Revision History
Review detailed revisions of student(s) writing process from file creation.
3
Share Smart
Teach students to work in a shared folder for student classwork turn in.
4
Big Brother with Admin Console Reporting
Ask your Google Admin to run a simple report on student Apps Usage Activity
5
Add-ons… A Must!
Consistency Checker, Easybib, amongst others are great ways to check for student
grammar, ethics, and sourcing.
6
Incoming
Anything shared with you will show up here. Don’t bother to remove/organize it’s
contents… it’ll keep coming.
7
Drive not Apps
Along with Google Drive, there are apps Docs, Sheets, Slides. These are standalone apps that display only your docs, sheets, or slides. You cannot organize it’s contents, view incoming, or trash.
8
Label It
Google Drive get very cluttered with files and folders. Keeping it organized by changing folder colors or adding stars to label what is important.
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Checkout a log of student activity when viewing a shared file/folder and pressing this button.
10
Great Communication with Emailing Collaborators
If you or your students are working with a partner or group in a Google Doc, Sheet, Slides and want to contact your group about that doc, click File- Email Collaborators.

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