In my last blog Going Paperless, I shared the many benefits of having a paperless classroom. As promised, I’m going to focus on just how to go about creating a paperless classroom using Google Drive.
Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows users to store files in the cloud, share files, edit documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. What exactly does that mean in the classroom? It means you can share your documents, handouts, weekly schedules, worksheets, etc. with your students, all without having to run and print off multiple copies. With a simple click, you can share the document with your students digitally. Now, that’s getting one step closer to going paperless.
If you already have a Google account established, such as a Gmail account, then you’re already halfway there. If you don’t, creating a Google account is simple.
#1: Go to google.com Locate and select the Sign in button
#2: Click Create an Account
#3: Fill in the prompts
#4: Review the Google Terms of Service
#5: Upload a profile photo, if desired
#6: Voila’ your account has been created
Simple, right? Now that you have a Google Account, you can now begin sharing your documents with your students. Yes, it’s that simple. I recommend that you view this helpful video tutorial to learn how to share your files with your students.
Going paperless has never been easier. All it takes is a little out-of-the-box thinking, and you’ll be well on your way to saving time and energy. Be sure to keep your eyes open for my next blog where I’ll continue to share helpful solutions to going paperless.