Where the Internet Keeps Individuals Learning
WHAT IS DRIVE? Essentially, DRIVE is a cloud based learning platform allowing teachers and students to create a range of documents online to be accessed at home and school on any device. It allows multi-user access and editing. All of these tools are housed on the Internet and can be accessed from any Internet-connected computer with a web-browser. No special software is required.
The primary reasons for supplying these tools to students are:
➔ To give our students practice in using current technology applications and tools
➔ To give students the ability to work on common, no-cost tools on their own documents
both at school and outside of school
➔ To facilitate “paperless” transfer of work between students and teachers
➔ To provide adequate (30 gigabyte) long-term storage space for student work
➔ To help students work collaboratively, engage in peer-editing of documents, and
publish for a wider audience
As technology continually advances and permeates various facets of our lives, I believe this is an exciting time in education for students and teachers alike to explore and utilize new technology as teaching and learning tools. I will be working with students to educate them around using Google DRIVE in a productive and responsible manner. I also feel it is necessary for parents to be aware of new technologies such as this and encourage you to be proactive discussing it and exploring it with your child.
These are 21st Century skills that will be important for students to survive in the technological world we live in. Please ask your student about this new resource and have him/her demonstrate how it works to you. Feel free to contact me if you have further questions.
STUDENT GOOGLE GUIDELINES
Please keep in mind that everyone must use these tools responsibly. Responsible use includes: ◆using DRIVE for school purposes
◆ using DRIVE in ways that do not bully, harass or make
others feel uncomfortable
◆ using “school appropriate” language and images in
all your communications and creations
◆ respecting the work and privacy of others using the tools
We will discuss the advantages of using Google DRIVE in hopes that your student takes advantage of what it has to offer it can be very useful in helping to keep students organized.
Students will find Google DRIVE to be very helpful in their daily work and gives them practice using skills that will last a lifetime. Use it wisely and have fun!
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