Chrome and Google Drive


chrome2.JPGGoogle Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google first released in 2008. Chrome is all about simplicity and making your internet experience easier.

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Chrome OS https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/features.html

Chrome Extensions, Apps, and Add-ons

Extensions are small software programs that can modify and enhance the functionality of the Chrome browser, while Apps are functional applications beyond the Chrome browser. Go to the Chrome store at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions and enter a term in the search field. Reference Eric Curts' site at http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2016/06/extensions-webapps-addons.html for a comprehensive explanation of extensions, apps, and add-ons.

Google Drive

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google, launched in 2012. Drive allows user to store files in the cloud , synchronize files across devices, and share files. When you sign up for a Google account, you automatically get 15 GB of free storage. You can buy more if needed. Your 15 GB includes those items stored in Google Drive, Google Photos,, and Gmail. MY Drive is the folder where all your files and folders are stored. To use these files and folders from different devices (computers, phone) sign into your Google account. Click the waffle and click Drive or enter https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive Download Google Drive to access the full power of the platform and easy uploads.
Teacher's Ultimate Guide to Google Drive http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/09/teachers-ultimate-guide-to-google-drive.html

Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms

Click the NEW button to access the drop-down to choose your desired product. Google Doc is basically like a Word file, Google Sheets is like an Excel file, Google

Google Docs and Sheets


Add-ons and Tips for Docs


Google Slides

Google slides is used for making a presentation, like Powerpoint.

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Google Forms

Google Forms is used to create live surveys, tests, or web input forms. If you used Google Forms in the past to create a self-grading quiz, you can now work without adding Flubaroo- the self-grading option is now built in.

Writing and Google Docs http://www.fractuslearning.com/2013/10/21/teaching-writing-google-docs/
Google Keep - a note-keeping app and Chrome extension https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-keep-notes-and-lists/id1029207872?mt=8