Teacher Review For Google Drive

Great online tool that most students like using

My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use it daily for paper construction and for creation of presentations. Kids work together on projects from their own 1:1 device, adding comments and inserting ideas. I've also used it when teaming up with a class of students at an alternative school in Nova Scotia. Students were matched and created poems, presentations and papers reflecting their cultures and beliefs and then analyzing a piece of literature. This was very successful and allowed my students to get a glimpse of another country/culture without leaving the classroom.
My Take
Google Drive is used daily in my classroom. It's a collaborative tool in which students can work individually or in groups and not even be in the same classroom.I've used it to work with kids in other schools in other states/countries. I also have students use it for composing their papers. It's easy for me to leave comments and for them to ask questions if needed.