About Google Drive

Much like a computer has a hard drive full of folders and files, Google Drive is a cloud-based storage system that can be accessed from anywhere, and anything, with Internet access. Think of Google Drive as the home base of Google Docs, Spreadsheets, Forms, Presentations, Drawings, and other files.

  • Google Drive lets you store and access these files anywhere - on the web, on your computer hard drive, or on an iPad or Android tablet.
  • Any file in Drive can be saved and shared either to another Google account user or to the world.
  • Offline features allow you to work on documents even when Internet access is not available and work automatically syncs when the devices goes back online.

 

In addition to being able to store files in Drive, teachers and students can create using the Google Docs Suite - similar to Microsoft Office or Apple’s iWork. These docs automatically save and allow you to create, access, and collaborate in a version-free world. Unlike Office or iWork, Google Drive can create Forms and Drawings.

Productivity Tools

Microsoft Office

Mac/ iPad Apps

Google Apps



Word Processing

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Microsoft Word

 Pages

Pages

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Google Docs



Presentations

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Microsoft Powerpoint

 Keynote

Keynote

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Google Presentation



Spreadsheets

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Microsoft Excel

 Numbers

Numbers

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Google Spreadsheet



Forms

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Google Forms



Drawings

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Google Drawing