Google Drive in the Classroom, Grace Christian Education Conference 2013

Google Apps for Education is an amazing suite of tools for the serious educator, providing a world-class email and calendar system. However, it also includes Google Drive. Google Drive empowers educators to create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and drawings using a dynamic, feature rich set of online tools. But the real power of Google Drive is found in its unparalleled collaborative features. These provide for teacher-student and student-student interaction anytime, anywhere. Additional power if found in Google Drive's easy to create forms. Forms lend themselves to creating quick mechanisms to gather information from your students such as reading responses or “check for understanding” reviews. Forms gain even more functionality when combined simple scripts, turning the simple form into an automated response system or even into an easily graded quiz.