Instructional Technology Tidbit A few morsels of tech integration for your consideration!


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TEAM Drive in Google

I heard about the new Google Team Drive in the Google Teacher Tribe podcast last week. When reviewing the show notes, Kasey Bell shared resources on how it works and how to turn it on in our Google Admin Console. Evidently, when I turned it on, it notified the district because I received a few messages asking about it and even noticed one of my "go-getter" iCoaches already created a Team Drive! (Looking at you, Misti Gardner!)

Team Drive works just like your personal Google Drive, but you can instantly share files created within the Drive with the people in your Team Drive. If a memeber of your team leaves, the files don't leave with them! The teacher can be removed from the Team Drive, and the new team member added when they are hired. Sounds awesome, huh? I challenge each grade level team and subject area team to build a Team Drive today! Your iCAT team already has a Team Drive and we are ready to roll!

Types of access levels

  • Full access: By default, people can manage members, and upload, edit, move, or delete all files.
  • Edit access: Edit all files and upload new files. These people can’t move or delete files.
  • Comment access: Can only comment on all files.
  • View access: Can only view all files.

Google Takeout

As we near the end of the school year, a few people will always ask me how to download their Google files. I knew how to download your data within Google, but today, I learned about Google Takeout.

It's as easy a browsing to, choosing the file types that you want to save, and the program creates an archive for you. The most common archive type is a .zip file and you will be emailed the link to the archive. Just note that you have 1 week to retrieve the files!

Summer Book Study

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