Google Drive

Google Drive is an online file storage system that is tightly integrated with Google. Google Drive allows you to freely store 15 Gb of content. Content can be anything from documents to images and video. You can even store non-Google documents like PDF files, Word documents, and Photoshop documents.

You can access your content in Google Drive from any device with an Internet connection such as a phone, tablet, or computer.

One of the most powerful features of Google Drive and other Google applications is that multiple people can work on the same document at the same time. This is a huge plus for education. It is possible to share documents and folders with anyone for viewing or editing. You do not have to attach a file to an email anymore.

Essential Requirements

Google Drive will operate on both a Mac or PC, as well as a mobile devices.

Equipment

The only equipment needed is a computer, smart phone, or iPad with a Web browser.

Software

Access to Google Docs is accomplished through a Web-browser. These are the most common browsers:

  • Internet Explorer
  • FireFox
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari

Google Drive is accessed by going to https://drive.google.com/

Learning resources information

Key Web links

Guides and Beginner Instructions

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Google Drive and its capabilities.

Google Drive Add-ons

Here are a number of recommended add-ons for extending Google Drive.

Education

Here are a number of great ideas for using Google Drive in an education environment.

Tips and Shortcuts

Here collections of tips and shortcuts for using Google Drive better.

Scripts

Here are some scripts to add functionality to Google Drive.

Video Tutorials

Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use Google Drive.

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