Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New Google Drive

Faster. Better. Smarter.

Your docs.nsdeagles.org will be or has updated to the new version of Google Docs called Drive.

Here's an overview:


1. Browser: Always be sure to update your browsers.



Statistics show that the Chrome Browser is now the most used in schools and around the world.

2. iPad Apps: When on the iPad, use all the available apps for Google -- use the FEATURED apps on this page: iOS Google Apps

3. iPad Browser: When on the iPad, use the CHROME browser instead of Safari browser. You might want to put it in your iPad Dock.

4. Find Documents:  On the desktop computer, to search for your documents, slides, or sheets, go to your "Drive."  If you are only in Docs, the search will be for only documents.

A. Go to drive.google.com   or docs.nsdeagles.org

B. If you are in Docs or Sheets or Slides, choose the "pancake" menu [three horizontal lines in a stack]:

C. If  and when you are in DRIVE, enter your key words for your search:

Notice the word "Drive" in the image below and "Docs" in the image above. Search from "Drive" unless you know its a document, sheet, or slide. If the document is yours or shared with you, it will show up.  In the image below, notice "Incoming." Click that for any documents shared with you. 

D. If you need a document, sheet, or slide you know has been shared with the whole district, here is how to search just for those documents in Drive.  Click the triangle to the left of the Search icon and select the box for nsdeagles.org, as indicated in the image below.

E. If you are on an iPad --- be sure to use the Chrome browser and Choose Drive, or just start with Drive. At this time, there is no way to do the Advanced Search for domain documents on the iPad. Once you find your document, it will open in the appropriate App: Docs, Slides, Sheets.

Finally, refer to this Twitter Google post for more tips on iPad and Google.

Please remember this is a school-related site. Model digital citizenship. Thank you.

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