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QG3 Google Docs: File Management Step 1

4. Suite Tools


On your computer, you can download and upload files to and from your drive.google.com. You can upload files directly into private or shared folders.  Follow the directions below or play the videos provided.

  1. Select this 4.Q3 Google Drive Practice File and download it to your computer. Make sure you note where you save it!
  2. Action: In your Google Drive you will upload this Practice file into a folder. Direction: In your Drive, click the + to open the menu to create a new Folder. Name the folder 21t4s Activities. Open the folder (double-click on it) and select NEW and File Upload locate the Practice File you just downloaded and select it. Watch for the message that the upload is complete.
  3. Once you upload the document, change the name of the file by using control-click or right-click on the file and select rename. Add your name or initials to the document.

You can use this Google Support Document for more information and/or watch the short tutorial videos provided below.

The video for Manage and Organize Your Files includes a demonstration of: Searching your drive for files, sorting files, applying a filter, preview files, creating folders and moving files into them.

Uploading files to Google Drive (2:41)

Google Drive: Managing Your Files (3:49)

MITECS  Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

1. Empowered Learner
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

2. Digital Citizen
c. Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property

6. Creative Communicator
a. Choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication
b. Create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into their new creations
d. Publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences