Google Drive is my new Favorite technology! It has so many uses I would give myself carpel tunnel if I tried to list them all but I will explain a few. First, as a everyday person, I could use Google Drive to store all my important files and documents, that way I never have to remember a flash drive or worry about carrying a laptop around, just to brake it and loose everything. I can also use it with my book club! In my book club, we all do not read the same book, instead we read different books and share ones we really like. We use Google Docs to share and edit a master book list. As we read books, we add them to our list, each of us has our own column that way we know who read what if we ever want to borrow it, we can also rate the books we read or highlight ones we think another person might like. We are thinking about doing a master movie list too!
As a student, I can make my life easier by having everything stored in one place. it also makes group work a breeze! For example, another student and I will be working in the same classroom for service learning. we have to make lesson plans together. It make it easier, we can use Google docs to work together, but we can be anywhere in the world, we do not have to find time to meet face to face.
As a teacher, I love the idea that I can make exit slips for them to answer ( like the one below on plate tectonics), and I can see the responses in an organized fashion. I can have students share ideas in groups using Google Docs and by having them respond in assigned boxes, or in different colors, I can see who did what.