Google Drive is our storage area for all Google files.
Read on to see how Drive is so much more than cloud storage.
The priority page allows you to access the files you need through a combination of suggestion and work spaces.
The prioritized files are the documents that Google thinks are most relevant to you. It will also pull up files that you open regularly at that time of the day or week.
Make it Visual
Store files in two places at once.
You can make a file appear in more than one folder by using shortcuts. This is different than making a copy, as the shortcut traces back to the original file. Anybody with access to the folder can see the shortcut. However, if they don't have access to the actual file, they won't be able to open the shortcut.
To make a shortcut right-click the file and select Add Shortcut to Drive.
Convert Microsoft Files and PDFs to Google.
Upload a Word file or PDF to Drive by dragging it from your desktop into the correct folder in Google Drive. You can also click the +New button in Drive and then select "File Upload." Then, in Drive, right-click your Microsoft file and choose "Open With" and choose the appropriate Google Match for your file
Keep multiple versions of a file.
From Drive right click on the file and click "Manage Versions." You can then upload and save a new version of the same file. Versions will be deleted after 30 days unless you manually select "Keep Forever."
Use the Explore button.
You will find a star shaped button at the bottom of each of these Apps that will open a right-hand pane while you are in the program.
Sheets: highlight your data and Explore will offer you functions, formatting, data analysis and more!
Slides: Explore in slides will offer suggestions to make your slides more visually appealing.
Docs: Explore in Docs allows you to do manual searches. You can also cite your source.
See Revision History.
When you are in a Google File (Docs, Sheets, Slides etc.) you can click on File > Version History > See Version History. Here you can name versions, see who made which edits, and restore the document to an older version, if necessary. Note: you must be an editor of the file in order to use version history.
Use the right mode for the job.
Editing: The standard editing mode.
Viewing: Let's collaborators see, but not edit, a file.
Suggesting: Each edit you make to the document will strike-through, underlining suggestions for editors to either accept or reject.
Access Calendar and Keep from Google files.
This is handy so that you don't have to open multiple tabs in your browser. Simply click on the Calendar, Keep or Task icon in the right-hand menu of your screen in Docs, Sheets or Slides. You can also drag and drop content from your Google Keep directly into your Docs, as well!
Communicate while you collaborate.
Google Drive shows your fellow document collaborators in the upper-right corner. Click the chat bubble next to the collaborator chatheads and type your message. Unlike a private message, everyone else in the file can see your discussion, too.
Jeffco Ed Tech Ebooks
With the COVID-19 pandemic changing the way students and educators learn and teach, Jeffco Ed Tech has also changed the way we provide professional learning. Sure, we continue to offer in-person sessions on Jeffco Ed U days, but we realize those days and times many not work for all staff. We wanted to give the opportunity for more faculty to engage in the learning we offer, so we began building out our professional learning sessions as eBooks. And, what better way to do that than with our new Jeffco-supported eBook tool, Book Creator?
You can find all of the Jeffco Ed Tech eBooks on our our internal Ed Tech website and by clicking on the eBook button. Our eBooks can also be found on respective tool pages, as well. For example, you should be able to find any books related to Pear Deck under our Pear Deck site.
Staff that read our Ed Tech eBooks are eligible to earn a 1-hour PD Certificate, which can be used for relicensure. All you need to do is read an eBook of your choice and then fill out the Form at the end of the book. Ed Tech will email out the certificates monthly; you will not find them on your ESS report.
EdTechTeam Inc Free Conference Resources
Did you miss the free conference last weekend? Register HERE and get access to the entire Untamed Learning Recorded Experience for Free! You will get the following: Access to 34+ session recordings, access to all 3 keynotes, a PD certificate form for recertification, and access to all session resources. You will have access for 1 year.
EdTechTeam Inc Course Catalog
ALL Jeffco staff have FREE access to EdTechTeam’s on-demand course library until May 31st, 2021!
Course content includes topics such as:
Jeffco staff members will need to create their own individual account in order to access the courses. Use your @jeffcoschools.us account and your Jeffco password when creating your EdTechTeam PD account. Please see the videos on the site for support in creating your account and signing up for courses.
* If you previously completed coursework with EdTechTeam Online, then you will not need to create a new account, but will need to complete this form in order to have the subscription added to your account
Each course is FREE and requires 15-hours of learning and creation. Your work will be evaluated and graded by a member of EdTechTeam Inc. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion that can be submitted to CDE for recertification. Additionally, you may apply for graduate credit through Adams State at an additional cost ($155/credit).
Please see specific courses for additional details.
JEffco Ed U
Save the date! The next round of Jeffco Ed Tech Ed U sessions will be on April 30th!
InnEdCO 2021 will be June 14-18, 2021 in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado (remote option available)
ISTE is going remote this year during the week of June 26-30. Registration information can be found HERE
This Friday, March 12, various departments will be gathering (online, of course!) to provide professional learning opportunities for teachers. The EdTech department will be bringing you a variety of options throughout the day to further your skills and knowledge on our digital tools!
Here’s is an overview of the sessions being offered by our department this week… Also linked below, some of these sessions come as asynchronous learning eBooks as well!
If you have questions about any of these sessions, please reach out to your EdTech Specialist. To join these sessions and to see the full line-up of sessions for Friday, please click here.