Google Drive can be such a great tool in the classroom! Students can use the components of Google Drive in so many ways. In my Wonderful World of Google post, I highlighted useful aspects of this great tool, and I hope to provide you with more information about the amazing technology that is Google Drive!
Below I’ve listed more ways to use Google Drive in your classroom.
- Use Google Docs as a classroom backchannel
- Teacher shares a Google Doc with the students with a specific prompt or question
- Students comment throughout a lecture, video, or other class activity
- The teacher and students have access to the document…keeps students actively engaged!
- Allow students to collaboratively take notes
- Teacher shares a Google Doc with the students (maybe some sort of guided note-taking document)
- Students contribute to the document (See KWL Chart example)
- Students can work together to create a Google Presentation
- Students can collaborate and critique their classmates’ work
- Use Google Docs to collaborate with students while they are actively reading a document
- Upload one of the Federalist Papers as a Google Doc and share it with the students
- As students actively read (take notes, make connections, highlight important sections) the teacher can comment in real time
- Students can create a Google Form to survey their classmates on a specific issue
- Google Form responses can be compiled in a Google Spreadsheet…all within Drive!
There are so many more ways that Google Drive can be used in your classroom! Check back for more ideas soon!
Check out these great articles about using Google Drive in your classroom!
A Great Google Drive Tool for Taking Notes While Watching Videos (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)
Tons of Ideas for Using Google Apps (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)
50 Google Docs Tips Every Teacher Should Know About (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)
Teacher’s Guide to Shared Google Docs with Students (Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)
Use Docs, Sheets, and Slides (Tutorial from Google)
Embedding Docs, Slides, and Sheets (from me!)
Thanks for reading 🙂
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