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New in Google Drive: Team Drives + Google Keep
Team Drives are shared spaces where teams can store their files and guarantee that every member has the most up-to-date information, no matter the time or place. Team Drives make onboarding easy, because every person and Google Group added to a Team Drive gets instant access to that team’s documents. Moreover, Team Drives are designed to store the team’s work collectively, so if a document’s creator moves off of the team that document doesn’t go with them. Team members automatically see the same files regardless of who adds or reorganizes them. You can also manage share permissions by defining the restrictions for editing, commenting, reorganizing or deleting files.
Capture ideas in Google Keep, instantly add in Google Docs
News and Media Literacy: Building Critical Consumers and Creators [webinar} on Wednesday, March 29, 1-2 pm, register here
Kelly Mendoza, Director of Learning and Engagement for Common Sense Education, will lead an exploration of news and media literacy, including: why news and media literacy is more important than ever, latest research on kids and news, what is “fake news” and how to spot it, ways teachers can integrate news and media literacy into their curriculum and rubrics you can use to assess students’ understanding of news literacy.