Google Drive Elementary Lessons & Activities Bundle

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Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Types: Bundle, Google Apps

Product Description

This Google Drive bundle includes lessons and activities for elementary students.
1. Google Drive Questions / Investigation
7. Files, Folders and Sharing Lesson
8. Holiday Pictures Bundle using Shapes in Google Drawings
Google Drive Updates, Add-ons and Extra Features
1. Flashcards
2. Google EDU Templates
3. Google Form Rubrics
4. Google Quiz Feature
5. Mind Maps
6. QR Code Maker
7. Uploading Office Files to Google Drive
8. Google Drive Infographic
10. AutoDraw Drawing Tool
11. Keep Track of Classroom Items
12. Word Cloud Generator
This bundle also include lesson plans and a curriculum map!
NOTE ABOUT UPDATES: This bundle is regularly updated. After your purchase, you can access the free updates under your “my purchases” tab each time this bundle is updated.
Total Pages: 495 pages
#1. Google Drive Questions / Investigation
• These program screen shots, pictures and questions are designed to spark a discussion or inquiry into what students can do with Google Drive
• This exercise will help you determine which programs and/or buttons your students are familiar and unfamiliar with
3 ways to deliver this lesson…
1. Show the Picture and Question on a projector or as a handout and discuss as a class
2. Show the Picture and Question and then have students explore Google Drive individually or in groups to find out the answers
3. Show the Picture and Question, discuss as a class and then have students go to their computers to explore Google Drive
Google Homepage (Search)
Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides)
1. Letter Styles (Fonts)
2. Bold/italic/underline
3. Coloring Letters
4. Undo
5. Shapes
6. Tables
Note: You will receive this lesson in both PowerPoint (editable) and PDF formats. There is also an extra PDF of just the question slides and a printer friendly version.
• These activities include screen shots and easy to follow step-by-step instruction bubbles to introduce elementary students to Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides
#2. Google DOCS
• Google Docs allows students to write and edit documents
• It is free and similar to Microsoft Word
1. Font (style, size, color, center)
2. Renaming Documents
3. Inserting Images
4. Creating Tables (Columns, Rows)
Students will create an “About Me” poster so that you can get to know them (their interests) and so that they can learn how to use Google Docs!
#3. Google SHEETS
• Google Sheets is a spreadsheet program that allows students to create charts of their information so that it can be quickly and easily understood
• It is free and similar to Microsoft Excel
• Rows, Columns, Cells
• Entering Numbers and Words
• Creating Charts (Line, Pie, Bar)
• Undo
• Titles
This lesson includes 2 activities
#4. Google SLIDES
• Google Slides allows students to make beautiful presentations
• It is free and similar to Microsoft PowerPoint
• Getting Started (Finding Slides in Drive)
• Creating a 3 Slide Presentation
• Choosing a Theme
• New Slides
• Typing Words on Slides
• Inserting Images
• Adding Shapes, Video, WordArt and Transitions
This lesson includes 2 activities and a marking scheme
#5. Google DRAWINGS
This activity includes screen shots and step-by-step instruction bubbles to show students how to create a Dinosaur, Movie character and Toy character using Shapes in Google Drive Drawings
• This is a fun activity that allows students to learn more about Google Drive Drawings while creating some amusing pictures!
• Finding the Shape Button
• Using a Variety of Shapes (Oval, Rectangle, Triangle etc.)
• Moving Shapes
• Coloring Shapes
• Outline Weight
• Moving Shapes Behind or in Front of Other Shapes
• Putting Shapes Together to Make a Picture
#6. Google FORMS
Google Drive – Forms
• Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere
• Google Forms is a useful tool to help you plan events, send a survey or give students a quiz
This lesson contains screen shots, instructions, an activity and marking scheme to enable teachers and students to use Google Forms.
#7. Files, Folders, Sharing and Collaborating
• When you create a Doc, Sheet, Slide, Drawing or Form, it is saved to your My Drive
• You can move these documents into Folders to help organize your files
• Folders help organize files so that they can quickly be retrieved at a later date
Sharing work and Collaborating on group projects are two helpful features of Google Drive
• Copying
• Rename
• Grid View, Sort Options, Hide Details, Settings, Preview
• Creating Folders
• Moving Files to a Folder
• Location of Folders
• Changing Colors of Folders
• Viewing Files in a Folder
Sharing and Collaborating
• Viewing Files “Shared with Me”
• Adding Collaborators
• I have taught computers for over 12 years and I notice that many students do not know how to save documents to folders (even in Microsoft Office)
• Also, how you move/access files and folders in Google Drive is different than Microsoft Office
• Use this lesson to teach students about files, folders and sharing within Google Drive
Note: You will receive these lessons and activities in both PowerPoint (editable) and PDF formats.
#8. Holiday Pictures using Shapes in Google Drawings
This Bundle contains 5 holiday activities using shapes to make pictures in Google Drive Drawings.
1. Christmas
• Students can make a Snowman, Holiday Tree, Present, Santa or another Holiday / Christmas object of their choice
2. Thanksgiving
• Students can make a Turkey, Pilgrim Hat and Pumpkin
3. Easter
• Students can make an Easter Bunny and Easter egg
4. St. Patrick’s Day
• Students can make a Leprechaun and Four Leaf Clover
5. Valentine’s Day
• Students can make a Heart, Balloons and a Teddy Bear
• These activities include screen shots and step-by-step instruction bubbles to show students how to make holiday pictures using Shapes in Google Drive Drawings
• These are fun activities that allows students to learn more about Google Drive Drawings while creating amusing holiday pictures
• They also include simple marking schemes
• Finding the Shape Button
• Using a Variety of Shapes (Oval, Rectangle, Triangle etc.)
• Moving Shapes
• Coloring Shapes
• Outline Weight
• Moving Shapes Behind or in Front of Other Shapes
• Putting Shapes Together to Make a Picture
BONUS #1: This bundle now includes the Holiday Pictures Bundle using Shapes in Google Drawings! (This bundle alone costs $6.50)
You will save over 40% by purchasing this bundle!
Google Drive Updates, Add-ons and Extra Features…
1. Flashcards using Google Sheets
• This add-on offers teachers the ability to create online flash cards using information generated in a Google Spreadsheet.
• Flashcards are designed for gaining a rapid response from students when held up briefly by a teacher.
• Use it to assess prior knowledge, for test preparation or to evaluate understanding after a lesson/unit.
This lesson contains step-by-step instructions for designing the cards in Google Sheets and then importing them. These cards take minutes to create and this lesson will help guide you or your students through the process with visuals and instruction bubbles.
Activity: Have your students create their own flashcards and then test one another about course information!
2. Google Education Templates Guide
• Google has developed a series of Education Templates to use with Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms
• Teachers and Students can use these layouts to help them quickly create beautiful educational documents
• This guide shows what the templates look like and where and how to access them in each program
Doc Templates
• Essay, Report, Book Report, Class Notes, Lesson Plans
Form Templates
• Worksheet, Exit Ticket, Course Evaluation, Assessment
Sheet Templates
• Attendance, Grade Book
Slide Templates
• Lesson Plan, Book Report, Field Trip, Science Project, Science Fair, Student Certificate
Note: You will receive this guide in both PowerPoint (editable) and PDF versions
UPDATE: Google recently added a student certificate template. I have added a guide for accessing and editing this template.
3. Google Form Rubrics
This resource shows teachers how to create, complete and send rubrics to students using Google Forms. This guide utilizes easy to follow step-by-step instructions and screenshots. This allows teachers to mark projects/activities and send results to students directly in Google Drive.
Note: This resource does not contain rubrics but rather shows you how to create your own individualized rubrics within Google Forms
• The two types of Google Form questions that are effective for creating rubrics are are multiple-choice grid and linear scale
• You can convert an existing rubric into an image and add it to your Google Form rubric
• You can print out or send the completed form data to students via email by viewing the responses in Sheets
4. Google Drive Quiz Feature
Google added a New Feature to Google Forms for teachers so that you can now create a quiz directly in Google Forms. This guide shows you how to use this new feature through easy to follow step-by-step instructions and screenshots.
• You can create a quiz with correct and incorrect answers for questions with multiple choices, checkboxes or drop-down options
• Give students quick feedback with auto-marked questions
• Useful insight into class performance (Average, Median and Range)
1. Make a New Quiz
2. Change an Existing Form into a Quiz
3. Assign Point Values to Questions
4. Add Feedback for Incorrect and Correct Answers
5. Send Quiz to Students
6. View Responses
7. Settings
5. Mind Maps
• Create, share and collaboratively edit mind maps
• Add icons, images, notes, links and attachments
• Open, view and edit mind map files from Google Drive
• Export to Word, PowerPoint, PDF or as an image
This lesson contains screen shots and instruction bubbles to show teachers and students how to make Mind Maps
6. QR Code Maker
This guide shows teachers and students how to create QR Codes in Google Drive using an add-on for Google Sheets
• A QR code (Quick Response Code) is a type of matrix barcode first designed for the automotive industry in Japan
• When scanned with a smartphone, tablet or laptop they will take you to a website, article, video, social media page and more
• All you need is a camera lens on your device and a free QR code scanning app
• QR Codes can be used for many classroom activities including website and video investigations
• This is an add-on for Google Sheets
• It allows you to generate QR codes directly from Google Spreadsheets
• Make multiple QR codes quickly and easily
• Teachers can create the codes themselves for activities or use this guide to show students how to create and share codes
7. Uploading Office Files to Google Drive
• This lesson includes step-by-step instructions and screenshots for uploading a Microsoft Office Document (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) into Google Drive.
• You can edit, download, and convert Microsoft Office files in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
• Once you’ve edited a Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides file, you can then save and share it with others.
• It also includes a video link to learn how to add the Google Drive Plugin for Microsoft Office.
• With this plugin, you can now edit your Office files stored in Google Drive directly in Microsoft Office!
8. Google Drive Infographic
Use this infographic to introduce Google Drive to students and teachers. It briefly describes the features in Google Drive including Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms and Drawings using images and graphics. The layout was designed using infographic software.
Benefits of Google Drive…
• Access documents anywhere
• Invite others to collaborate
• These programs are free
• Keep your files safe
• Add-Ons and Updates (Flippity Flash Cards, WeVideo, Mindmeister Mind Maps)
9. AutoDraw Drawing Tool
Google recently launched this new drawing tool that pairs machine learning with drawings from artists to help students create images quickly. It is really simple to use and fun for all ages.
“Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that provides computers with the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. Machine learning focuses on the development of computer programs that can change when exposed to new data.” (
“Fast Drawing For Everyone”
This step-by-step guide (lesson and activities) shows teachers and students how to use the AutoDraw drawing tools. It includes easy to follow screenshots and text bubbles as well as 2 activities.
10. Keep Track of Classroom Items
• Use this add-on to keep track of digital devices, textbooks and other classroom items
• This add-on will create one question in Forms for items that are Checked-out and another question that are Checked-in
• When someone fills out the form, selected items will be moved between the two questions
• This guide shows you how to quickly install this add-on and create a Form to share with students to monitor which student has each device/item
12. Word Cloud Maker
This Google Drive add-on generates a downloadable word cloud of your documents
Some new advanced options…
1. Control over number of words
2. Prettifying the cloud
3. Dropping words
4. Word count table
UPDATE #1: Added Google AutoDraw Lesson and Activity
UPDATE #2: Added Curriculum Map
UPDATE #3: Added Create a Movie Character using Shapes in Google Drawings
UPDATE #4: Added lesson plans to this bundle
UPDATE #5: New covers have been added for Docs, Sheets and Slides
UPDATE #6: The Google Docs resource in this bundle has been updated to include new screenshots and instructions for adding images.
Note: You will receive an extra PDF Printer Friendly version of some of these activities (4 Slides/Page)
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Based on 370 reviews
  1. This product is amazing!!!

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  3. I am so excited to get this bundle! The instructions are very easy to follow and I now have no fear of introducing Google into my classroom next year. Can not wait to!

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  4. Thank you for creating this resource. The content is very clear therefore my Year 1 and 2 students are able to independently follow the instructions which saves me form having to answer repeated questions!

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  5. As a first-year Technology Teacher, this has been a great resource. Is there a possibility you will create one that teaches the functions as well?

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  10. Easy intro9ductory for elementary students!

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