Students can utilize Google Drive tools in order to collaborate. Whether students are creating a group presentation, peer-editing, or responding to discussion questions, Google Drive has tools and extensions that fuel the process.
Sharing Student Google Drive Files:
By creating their own Google Drive files with Google Docs or Google Slides, students can share links or editing rights with their classmates to collaborate on the same screen. Once students all have editing access to the Google Drive file, they can each type on the document, change the settings or layout, download the document, or chat with one another. The chat feature in Google Drive files allows students to digitally discuss the assignment and how they will complete it. As students work on the actual Google Drive file, their names will appear on the document as they type. This real-time editing feature makes it easy for students to work together, while separated by computer screens. It is important that students ensure they invite editors or provide shareable links for group members.
2.Google Hangouts: The best way real-time collaboration in a digital classroom is through video chatting. Students can utilize this Google Drive tool to speak to one another, planning assignments, or having class discussions. Google Hangouts can be created by instructors or students.
3.Google Sites: Instead of traditional assignments, students can instead create their own collaborative websites. Google Sites offers the ability for students to create instructional websites, group portfolios, or blogs. This Google Drive tool is best for long-term unit assignments.
4.Google Keep: When working within a group, it can be difficult for students to keep track of their tasks. Google Keep allows students to share to-do lists with one another. This organization tool can be used individually or across various class groups.
5.Google Calendar: As students work together, they will be required to organize meetups, project due dates, and assignment check points. Students can share and invite one another to events or reminders. Within these notifications, students can include a summary of events, links to video calls, or locations to meet at.
6.Jamboard:Google Drive offers the ability to create collaborative assignments. Jamboard is a tool that can be utilized either during a guided full-class, or independent collaboration. Jamboard is a fantastic tool for fueling discussions by previewing units or assignments or responding to discussion questions.