Google Drive Files, Folders & Sharing

(17 ratings)


Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Homeschool
Types: Google Apps

Product Description

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
1. Accessing Google Drive
2. My Drive
3. New Folder
4. Find Files Quickly
5. Search Drive
6. List View vs. Grid View
7. Upload Files and Folders
8. File Options (Details and Activity, Get Sharable Link, Share File, Preview File, Remove)
9. More Actions (Open With, Move To, Add Star, Rename, View Details and Make a Copy)
10. Folders (Viewing and Coloring)
11. Share Options (Can Edit and Can View)
12. Google Form (Send, Add Collaborators)
13. Share as a Link
14. Protect Your Documents
• 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
UPDATE: This guide now includes more detailed instructions for sharing, levels of access and protecting your documents.
UPDATE #2 This guide now includes more detailed instructions for sharing and collaborating in Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms and Drawings.
UPDATE #3 This guide now includes instructions for recovering a deleted file.
UPDATE #4 A lesson plan (PDF and editable version) has been added to this resource.
UPDATE #5 I have completely redesigned this resource with all new screenshots and instruction bubbles to give it a fresh new look and to reflect the most recent version of Google Drive!
Total Pages: 52 pages
Terms of Use:
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Created by Gavin Middleton © TeachwithTech
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Additional information


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Homeschool


Google Apps


Based on 17 reviews
  1. thanks for your help

    Reivew by Shirley B.

  2. Great resource! Thank you!

    Reivew by Janice J.

  3. Thank You!

    Reivew by Science Interactive World

  4. This was a great resource when trying to understand google drive to the point where I could teach 200 students to use it as well. I appreciate the visuals and the hard work that went into this product.

    Reivew by Lessons with Coffee

  5. Very useful as usual

    Reivew by Johanna E.

  6. Very clear and easy to follow!

    Reivew by Marie J.

  7. Your products are so easy to use and help me venture into the world of Google with my students. Thanks!

    Reivew by Rebecca B.