Google Drive and Google Apps

Blended Learning | Google Drive and Google Apps

What are Google Drive and Google Apps?

Google Drive is your personal file depository that allows you to store your documents, photos, videos, and more online. Within your Google Drive you have access to many of your Google apps like Google Docs, Google Sheets, and other applications to create and edit various types of files.

Google Apps is a suite of Google applications that brings together essential productivity tools to support education.  applauncher  This icon is called an app launcher or as some folks call it in CVUSD “the 9 dot thingy”

Ways to integrate Google Drive into Teaching and Learning

Get Stuff Done Faster

With Google Drive, you have access to all your Google Docs wherever you go. You can organize, edit, and share them from any computer or tablet. In Google Drive, you can upload photos, videos, documents, and other files.

1. Watch this video to learn the basics about Google Drive.

Google Drive Tutorial

Continuous Learning

You can learn a lot of the features and how to make the most of Google Drive from the resources we’ve provided. Google releases continuous updates to its products, so features and appearance may look somewhat differently than a version shown in a video or tutorial. Keep this in mind as you learn any tool and aim to identify the features you’ll need for the task at hand.

Recommended Resources

2. Watch both videos to gain specific skills about managing Google Docs. 
Two resources of many in the Google App Suite.

Create and Share Google Docs

Upload and Download Google Docs

Additional Resources

Google Education Drive Course

Google Drive – a Complete User Guide

Google Apps Education – Drive

Google Apps for Education Overview Course

40 Ways to Start Using Google Apps in Schools

Google Apps for Education Lesson Plans

Demonstrations of Learning created by teachers in CVUSD 2013-2014 School Year


Created in Google Docs

Jill Nugent, Blossom Valley ES


Common Core Integration

Common Core Anchor Standards Directly Related to Utilization of Google Apps

Anchor Standard: Reading and Speaking and Listening
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

Anchor Standard: Writing
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.

Anchor Standard: Writing
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

Anchor Standard: Speaking and Listening
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.

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