Teacher Review For Google Drive

Cloud-based storage that encourages collaboration and a paperless classroom

J H.
Classroom teacher
Mellon Middle School
Pittsburgh, PA
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My Grades 8
My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Homework
Individual
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Google Drive is where all student and teacher created documents and files are stored. Students can word process using Google Docs, build slideshows using Google Presentations, build spreadsheets using Google Spreadsheets, and build online forms using Google Forms. Our classroom has become paperless because students use their Google Drive to store files and share them with group members and teacher. They can collaborate in real time by working in Google Docs.
My Take
Google Drive is simply cloud-based storage of files/images/etc. When combined with Google Apps for Education, it becomes a powerful digital tool in the classroom.