Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Google Drive for SCV Council PTA - 10/17/2017

Happy to have you join me for the SCV PTA Google Drive Challenge! Click this LINK HERE for the digital version of the handout you got today, or to share it with a friend!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

CADA Leadership Camp Advisor Tech Session - July 2017

Click HERE for today's workshop notes!
Click HERE for the workshop notes for HS3 - July 17-20, 2017
Click HERE for the workshop notes for HS2 - July 12-15, 2017
Click HERE for the workshop notes for HS1 - July 7-10, 2017

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Hey, SCV PTA! Google Drive is Awesome! - October 11, 2016

All the tips I share with you today work best in the Google Chrome web browser. Some of them will only work in Google Chrome.

By the end of our time today, I want to inspire you to:

  • Ditch flash drives (unless absolutely necessary)
  • Never send another email attachment ever again
  • Only use Microsoft Office when ABSOLUTELY necessary
  • Use Google Drive to collaborate with family, PTA colleagues, everyone!
Cloud Technology
  • Creating your work in one place and saving to the Cloud
  • Access anywhere you have an Internet connection
  • Access on a desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone (the Google Drive app for iPhone, iPad, and Android has improved SO much in the last 18 months!)
  • 15GB free of storage space; you can pay for more storage space
Types of files we can create, edit, print, upload, and/or download
  • Google Docs is like Microsoft Word
  • Google Sheets is like Microsoft Excel
  • Google Slides is like Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Google Forms is like nothing Microsoft offers!
  • Google Drive for iOS - Ron's cheat sheet HERE
  • It’s not EXACTLY Office, but it's 95% of everything I need
It gets even better!
  • It's time to take the leap of faith - upload your whole digital life to Google Drive
  • Never send attachments again
  • Auto-save and revision history
  • Sharing files
  • View-only access
  • Edit access
  • Publishing to the web
  • Working simultaneously - collaborate with others in real time
  • Tracking changes and see who's doing what
  • Eliminates the need for attachments and flash drives
  • Greater security, no virus risk
  • You don’t know where someone else's flash drive has been
Six Features That Make Google Drive Awesome - from one of my favorite Canadians, Steve Dotto

And then a tutorial video from the Sync Sisters