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Google Drive Basics

Understanding Google Drive can be overwhelming at first. Take a moment to become familiar with the basics of Google Drive.

Initial Google Login

Instructions to logging in to your CPS Google Apps for Education. Signing in to this account gives you access to Google Drive, Apps, and Extensions. It does not give staff a gmail account as we still use Groupwise.


Google Login: Student

Students may need help logging into their CPS Google account. Students are given similar access to Google like the teachers, however, they use the Gmail feature within Google. Here is where they access their email.

Google Classroom: Student Access

A brief overview of the student layout for Google Classroom.

Google Forms

Google Forms is a popular tool for teachers within Google Drive. Forms are like surveys, then the information gathered is placed in a spreadsheet for easy access to the data from the form. Teachers use Google Forms for assessments, entrance/exit tickets, data collection, and many other options. Learn how to use Google Forms.

Google: Add-ons

Learn what and how to use Google Add-ons in Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms.

Google: Extensions

Learn what and how to utilize Google Extensions. Extensions will usually "extend" your internet - making it easier to do tasks.


Google: Sharing

The best part of Google is how easy it is to be collaborative within it. Watch and learn the basics of sharing items within Google.

Google Apps Intro

Understand what is available beyond Google Drive. Google Apps can help you within your classroom and allow easy access to useful applications.

Google Classroom Access and Setup

Google Classroom is a great way to distribute and collect items from your students. Google Classroom is not a full Learning Management System like Schoology, but it does have classroom management essentials for a paperless environment.

Google Classroom Class Platform 2016

Become familiar with the overall layout of Google Classroom, and learn how to use Google Classroom.

Flubaroo: A Google Extension to Aid in Grading

The spreadsheet that is created from a Google Form can be graded instantly. This can be quite the time saver in the classroom. Create a quick entrance/exit ticket, a formative/summative assessment, or many other possibilities. Take a moment to understand how Flubaroo works.

Google Apps for Education

Gives you an update about what is offered through CPS.


Google Forms Introduction

Superuser Video on Google Forms


Google Login 2016

Learn how to login to your CPS Google account.


Google Forms Introduction - response sheet

Google Forms creates a response sheet that can be graded automatically using the add-on Flubaroo.


Google: Docs, Sheets, Slides General Information

Learn the general information to get you going with Google. Google Drive areas include Docs, Sheets, and Slides where the majority of tasks are completed.