Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 20 – How Leaders Use Google Drive for Collaboration

Today we are building on some of the learning you have been doing in this series.  We have focused on a number of tools to help you connect.  We hope that you are continuing to set aside 10 minutes each day to connect through one of those tools, or to learn something new with us.

This series will continue to exist on our website even after November 30.  You can work through it at a pace that suits you.  If you find it helpful, please spread it to your colleagues.  Use the link at the top of this page to suggest other topics you need to learn about, or simply post a comment on the blog asking for help.  The whole purpose of OSSEMOOC is to support education leaders (formal and informal) in getting connected and modelling the learning we want to see in our “classrooms”.

Connecting drives innovative thinking!

Yesterday we looked at how to access and build your Google Drive so that you can share your documents, images, spreadsheets, presentations and resources with others.  Google Drive allows you to easily collaborate on any topic with those on your team.

How are school and system leaders around the world leveraging this method of collaboration?

Photo shared by in_case under a Creative Commons attribution license.
Photo shared by in_case under a Creative Commons attribution license.

Take ten minutes today to explore some of the possibilities that will help you to transform the way you do your work and model the learning for those in your sphere of influence.

If you are already using Google Drive in your practice, please share how by posting this on your blog and sharing the link on Twitter under the #ossemooc hashtag.  Or, please share how you use Google Drive in the comments for this post.

Let other leaders see the power of collaborating online!


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Google Docs for Administrators: 5 Ideas to Get Started – by Kyle Pace.  How can we streamline administrative tasks with Google Docs? “Administrators modelling for teachers, which will hopefully lead to teachers modelling for students.”

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 10.30.02 AMGoogle Docs for Administrators: 5 More Ideas – by Kyle Pace.   More ideas for streamlining the tasks of school leaders, including event planning and teacher collaboration.

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 11.06.33 AMWeb 2.0ing Your Staff Meetings – by Mark W. Carbone. Great ideas for bringing staff meetings to life and incorporating asynchronous collaboration.



 Google Apps for School Administrators – Derrick Waddell

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Shared under a Creative Commons attribution – non-commercial – no derivatives license by Don Shall


Further Resources:  

Google Tutorials (Richard Byrne)




5 thoughts on “Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 20 – How Leaders Use Google Drive for Collaboration”

    1. Thank you for sharing this post. We really hope that it helps to support other educators in becoming connected. Please continue to share this series widely!


  1. Reblogged this on Learning For Thinking; Designing for Learning and commented:
    Day 20 of the Ontario School and System Leaders month long initiative is another great example of how our teachers can integrate technology into their practice to support their own learning and the learning of their students. In my experience, Google Docs has had a significant impact on my ability to reflect on my ability to help students with each of assessment of learning, assessment for learning, assessment as learning, not to mention assessment of teaching.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to share your thinking. We appreciate your contribution. We believe that Google Docs is one of the simplest yet most effective tools for educators to begin their collaborative work with their colleagues, and it can lead to so much more!

      Please continue to share this series. We hope it is useful in supporting educators to be connected learners and leaders.


  2. Our board uses Google Drive to share resources. Right now, we’re building a folder with Critical Thinking in Writing resources. We’re a geographically large board so the sharing that occurs in Drive is essential to our efficiency.

    Our 7-10 Writing PLC has also created a folder with loads of graphic organizers for teachers and students to use. It’s “Public on the Web” and therefore can be accessed by anyone wanting to use these planners. Check it out here: http://goo.gl/fiP82z


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