For today's Tech Tuesday, I want to share a resource you may be familiar with, it's called Google Drive. Google Drive lets you share documents, presentations, files on a shared folder. By creating a shared folder your students, colleagues (or anyone you share the folder with) will have access to anything inside the folder. All you need to do is add items to the folder and the people you share with will have instant access too. As a side note, you can limit their access to viewing and not editing.
This would be a great way to distribute:
- Assignment descriptions
- Lab/research report templates
- Grading rubrics
- Links/Website addresses
- Assignments for students who are absent
- Reading materials/articles
All you need to do is create the folder, share the link and share your information through your Google Drive shared folder.
You can ask your students to complete assignments using Google Drive (all students have an account) and put them in their own shared folder that they share with you.
At the link below, you will find a PDF file with a how-go guide written just for teachers titled, "Google Documents for Teachers." It was created by Richard Byrne webmaster of the award winning "Free tech 4 teachers" website.