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

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