Teacher Review For Google Drive

"Nifty" hardly does this resource justice...

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My Grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
How I Use It
We use Drive to save our files (digital portfolio of sorts) but the real power is when we create our written responses (essays and reflections) and share them with teachers and/or peers. Editors can make comments which are saved and the creator is notified. The creator of the Doc can edit and revise their thinking based on feedback and then resubmit the work for a second (or third) evaluation. So much better than a red pen.
My Take
G-Drive is an indispensable tool for driving timely feedback and collaboration. The ability to share docs, edit and review the doc and then revise to demonstrate learning is perfect. Storage is great but the Docs combined with Communities have revolutionized the way we teach. This is one step towards a paperless classroom.