Written by Heath Kelley (@6kelley), DMS 5th-grade, Collaborative Teacher
During last year’s tech inservice at the high school, I overheard Mr. Iban (DHS Art) discussing a Google Drive tip that has saved me (and my students) much time and energy. Additionally, I discovered from Alice Keeler’s blog post some of the details for implementation.
Previously, when I wanted students to edit a Google Drive file, I instructed them to select File > Make a Copy. This was an extra step that often was confusing to students. I always had to give extra assistance each time I shared a Google Drive file with students and expected them to make a copy to edit.
To remove this extra step, teachers should do the following:
After changing the URL, anyone who clicks on the link is prompted to make a copy. This will work for any Google Drive file (presentation, spreadsheet, drawing, etc.). As I share Google Drive files in Schoology with students, I simply embed the new link within my directions.
How about you? What helpful Google Drive tips have you discovered?
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