Digital literacy is about more than just adding technology into the teaching we already do. The following common teaching practices that we have seen in classrooms as researchers and as parents of school-age children do not help develop digital literacy and may even kill students’ motivation to develop their savvy use of technology and the Internet. We must stop these practices. Immediately.
What is Google Drive? A complete guide how to use it. Cloud (storage), Creation, Collaboration, Communication How to access Google Drive, including from Google+ Cloud storage: Left hand bar options Uploading files or folders from your computer Looking under the drop downs: Drive content and More Shared with you: you can add these docs to your Drive too Choosing how to 'sort' the content Changing from grid to list view Changing display in settings Searching within Drive e.g. searching for PDFs and keywords How to add a new folder and add files into it How to enter a folder and remove files by dragging them out 'Checking' a folder/file to show more options e.g. move a folder Choosing multiple files, or selecting 'all' from a folder How to remove a folder/file - i.e. put into trash Adding colours to a folder Adding stars Introduction - sharing a file How to open a file; or choosing 'open with' How to preview a file Selecting several images to preview in a lightbox Moving a selection of files Creation: Choosing to create documents, files, presentations etc Naming the document Files save automatically How to download as e.g. a PDF - taking it out of Drive Collaboration: Taking comments and changes Changing the language How to give access to people Seeing who has access already Adding in email address Choosing nature of access e.g. ability to edit a document Emailing the person with whom you are collaborating Changing from 'private' to e.g. only people with the link or making it public. Giving access to a team/circle of people Sharing the link to that group Deciding whether to send them an email Individuals icons will appear in upper right
Using a Google Hangout with the Google Drive app Communication: 'Share icon' - appearing in several places Same box as previously, but now can share it to several social networks You can just choose 'view' How to send out via Twitter How the presentation becomes embedded within the message The form/presentation etc. can be viewed from the Google+ post Then 'share' Sharing images from Drive to Google+ Changing the editing rights Sending the image into a community How to 'publish to the web' How to embed that file's code into a website, including the size of the presentation How to 'stop publishing' The four elements: Cloud, Creation, Collaboration, Communication
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