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Why Google Drive folders are helpful

Hey Stranger!

I've worked with some teachers who are having trouble organizing the various Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides that they're making. Google Drive allows you to organize all your Docs, Sheets, Slides into folders, just like you've always done with files on your previous computers.

Here's a picture that shows what a well-organized Google Drive looks like:

A disorganized Google Drive doesn't have folders. Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and other files are just randomly placed in the Drive.

Here's a picture that shows what a well-organized Google Drive looks like:

Notice how the Drive in the first picture, there are a bunch of folders. You can tell there's folders by looking at the icon just to the left of the folder names, like "2014-2015" and "504 ELA". If I click on the folders, I'll find my Google files all organized nicely inside of these folders.

In the second picture, you can see there's Google Docs, Forms, Sheets, and other files that are just sitting disorganized in my Drive. This makes it hard to keep track of the files. You can tell these are Google Docs, Forms, and Sheets by seeing the blue, green, and purple square icons next to the file names.

Organizing your files into folders make it's easier to find similar files. You want to organize your Google Drive like the first pic, not the second pic, and the next section will show you how...


How to use Google Drive folders to organize your files.

I made an amazing YouTube video tutorial to show you how to setup those folders. Check it out below!

These are just the basics of how you can use folders in Google Drive to help organize your life. If you want to learn about some more ways, checkout this link:. http://www.alicekeeler.com/teachertech/2015/04/27/10-tips-for-folders-in-google-drive/


Did I just make your day? Ruin it? Let me know! Jeff Maxim