Teacher Review for Google Drive

Great way to store & work collaboratively on documents.

Stephanie E.
K-12 Science Instructional Specialist
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Whole class
Great with General
How I Use It
I use Google Drive to store documents that I am working on collaboratively. It allows me to create a variety of documents online and share them with others. I use it to create lessons with other teachers and share things with my students. It is also platform antagonistic. I use a Mac and many of my colleagues use PC's. Google Drive lets us share work without having to worry about issues with compatible software.
My Take
I love the fact that multiple people can work on the same document at the same time. I also love that I can create and store multiple types of documents and presentations online. There is one problem that I think Google should fix. When someone creates a template it is too easy for others to write in it without realizing it. The autosave feature is usually an advantage, but in this case it destroys the template. I wish that when a document is labeled template it would warn the person to make a copy and rename it first.