Both Sessions will cover how to:
- Upload existing documents
- View, find, and organize files and folders
- Create New Documents
- Edit Existing Documents
- Share and Collaborate on Documents
Registration through the PDC is required.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have heard of both Microsoft and Google - which one should I use?
As is the answer with most technology questions, it depends on your population and what you want to do.
I have found from personal experience that I use both products in my professional role as Technology and Communications Manager (I would estimate that I use Google Drive about 70% of the time, and OneDrive about 30%). As a teacher, I exclusively used Google Drive, because at the time, it was the only free resource available to students. Google's "Office" products are also simplified compared to Microsoft, and therefore, I found it easier for students to learn and use. Now that OneDrive is also free, and many employers require knowledge of Office Products, there is a strong case to be made for using OneDrive in the classroom.
That being said, Google launched Classroom at the beginning of this school year which has some truly amazing features for creating, completing, and assessing online assignments. There is a BIG catch though: your organization must have Google Apps for Education, and everyone in the classroom must have an email address with your Apps for Education domain (for example, if I were to create a classroom for RIRAL students, all the students in the class would have to have a email@example.com email address).
Do I have to attend both sessions?
Nope. If you know which product is right for you and you only want to learn about that one, you are welcomed to participate in just that session.
If you have additional questions about which product is right for you or your agency, feel free to contact me directly.
Technology and Communications Manager
Rhode Island Regional Adult Learning