Teacher Review For Google Drive

Amazing capabilities, made stronger through add-on scripts

Kelly K.
Classroom teacher
Eastern High School
Ada, MI
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Arts
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Homework
Individual
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
Special needs
How I Use It
I use Google Drive to conduct an almost paperless English 9 classroom. I pass out papers using Doctopus scripts, I collect google drive assignments using Google Forms asking for links. I can grade essays using Doctopus and Goobric add-ons to Drive. Students and I take time to organize our papers by creating folders and communicating where everything should be located. Students have been able to store videos made in class on Drive and share them with peers without having to deal with YouTube being blocked. Drive has become an integral part of my teaching.
My Take
Full Google Drive implementation has taken my classroom activities to a new level. Transition time has been reduced and students can dive right into warm-up activities. Students appreciate how their work, papers, and notes are always accessible, and never lost in the abyss of a backpack.