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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!

Resources:

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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)

 

 

Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 19 – Collaborating with Google Docs

Today’s 10 minutes of connecting is a beginner’s look at collaboration with Google Docs.

There are very few places that don’t use Google Drive today to collaborate on notes, projects, presentations, thinking, etc.

Google Drive allows you to create different types of shared files, like spreadsheets and presentations. Google Docs is a starting place for getting used to using cloud storage and sharing documents with others.

We have embedded two instructional videos that begin at the very beginning – creating your own Google Drive.  It’s a bit longer than 10 minutes, but we suggest that you watch them as far as you need to, and then go to your own Google Drive and practice.

For those already using Google Drive, this would be a great time to nurture others in learning to collaborate online using this tool.

If you are a Google expert, what resources would you suggest for those just beginning to use collaborative documents?

If you need more help with Google Docs or Google Drive, please feel free to tell us in the comments, or on Twitter @OSSEMOOC

 


Resources:

Google Drive Help Centre

Collaborative Note-Taking with Google Docs by Shake Up Learning

Google Drive Resources by Shake Up Learning

Going Google with Google Drive

Sample Shared Google Docs:

Digital Storytelling Resources (Alec Couros)

Twitter Chat Times (a “Google Sheet”)