Moving Files from Your Windows Laptop to your Chromebook

Moving Files from Your Windows Laptop to your Chromebook

You will be glad to be reminded that this is an easy task. 

  1. Launch the Chrome browser on your Windows computer
  2. Slide it off to one side so that it only takes up 1/2 your screen. 
  3. Go to drive.google.com
  4. Log in
  5. Drag files off the desktop of your Windows computer onto the Chrome Screen showing your Google Drive
  6. The files will begin to upload to Google Drive

 

  • If my description above isn’t clear, here’s a video – fast forward to the 5-minute mark for a demonstration of the above steps. 

    Recommendation 1 – Create a file called “uploaded” on the desktop of your windows computer and once you’ve uploaded a folder/file place it in that folder called “uploaded” so that you don’t get confused if you have a ton of files.

    Recommendation 2 – Pick up a flash drive or hard drive (Western Digital makes a good drive that is about the size of a deck of cards) and put all your Windows teaching resources (Word, publisher, SMART notebook files) onto this drive. Store it in a safe place. 

    My reasons for suggesting this are twofold. Firstly, we can’t know if somewhere down the road someone may write an extension for Chrome that will allow Chrome to read a Smart Notebook file.

    Secondly, that content is yours, and while your windows computer will be returned this spring, maintaining the original files is not likely something you’ll regret.  Finally, all schools will have a Windows computer in the office for teachers to use. So, should you require the ability to access one of those files, you will be able to do so.returned this spring, maintaining the original files is not likely something you’ll regret.  Finally, all schools will have a Windows computer in the office for teachers to use. So, should you require the ability to access one of those files, you will be able to do so.

GSuite & Chromebooks

GSuite in CESD

A shared drive filled with Google ready assignments, projects and templates.

Apps, websites and other resources for the classroom that work on Chromebooks

Links to presentations and resources provided at Google Summits around the globe

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Organizing Google Drive

Organizing Google Drive

Tips to assist with organization in Google Drive

There are a few things you can do to assist with organizing your Teacher Resources in Google Drive. You don’t need to do all of them, but to construct your individual workflow, considering the following may be helpful.

  1. Create a folder and call it “Archive” – put resources you are not presently using, but may need in the future into this folder. I openly acknowledge that I am a bit of a digital hoarder when it comes to teaching resources. Teaching assignments can change from year to year, as we all know, and so deleting content can be a challenge, but we also want to not have digital clutter. If we are moving, it’s a great opportunity to purge and organize.
  2. You can set colours on the folders in your Google Drive. If coloured folders will give you a visual to aid in organizing and retrieving, by all means…. right click on the folder and select a colour!

3. You can also mark folders or documents with a star (right above the “change color” option) and henceforth when you use the “search” feature of Drive, the starred items will be boosted to the top of the search results. Additionally, on the left-located menu, beneath “My Drive” and “Team Drive” is a label “Starred” – if you click that, it will shortlist all documents you’ve applied a star to!