Level 1 Integrating EdTechs in Learning

1.3 Introduction to Google Drive, Folders & Files

Key Questions

  • Where do I find my cloud drive?
  • How do I make a folder?
  • How do I put things in a folder?

Think carefully about the Gmail address you’ll use in this course. Some teachers have a domain address ending in .info for example john.smith@wced.info.

This address is a Gmail address and will give you access to your Google Drive (GDrive). However, when you want to share items from your GDrive from this .info address, things become tricky.

We’ll be working from Page 8 & 9 in your manual.

For the purposes of this course, we advise that you use your private Gmail account. It makes it easier for you to share items from your GDrive with people who are not in the same domain as you.

Where will you save the Framework that you downloaded in the previous unit?

There are different places to save a document that you download:

  • The computer’s hard drive. But what if it’s not your computer? When you leave whatever you saved will stay on the computer.
  • A memory or flash drive! But these are often virus hotspots – a great idea but not so be really careful about spreading viruses between devices.
  • An external hard drive. They’re safe but often a costly option.
  • The cloud – now that’s a great option!

Saving to the cloud

You can save your document straight to your Google Drive. Anyone can create a Gmail account. When you open a Gmail account you get 15 GB of free cloud storage free of charge with it. Let’s find out how to use this!

Task 1: Open your Google Drive & Create Folders

Remember the difference between Files and Folders as you work through this section.

Look in your manual on Page 10

  • Watch the video.
  • Keep your GDrive open on a different tab.
  • Create files and folders in your GDrive.
  • Rewind and rewatch sections as many times as you like.
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