Showing posts with label Google Drive Templates. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google Drive Templates. Show all posts

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Upload Drive Files to the Google Template Gallery


You probably already know that Google Drive has a template gallery, but did you know that you each school domain has their own template gallery where staff can upload files that are used over and over again? Perhaps it is a report that must be submitted weekly or maybe it is a template for lesson plans. 

Instead of keeping a blank copy of the document in your drive and creating a new copy each time you need it, why not upload it to the template gallery for your organization? There are some instances when it makes more sense to store a document in the template gallery rather than in a shared folder. Adding a document to the template gallery accomplishes two important things. First, it allows everyone in an organization to access the same version of a document. Second, whenever any changes are made to a document in the template gallery, everyone has immediate access to the most up to date version of that document. 

Applications for Education 
The ways that template galleries can be used in schools is unlimited. I know of schools that add documents for lesson planning, bussing, and meetings to their template galleries. 








Wednesday, April 16, 2014

How to Find and Use Report Card Templates in Google Drive

Earlier today through the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page I was asked for a recommendation for a free tool for creating report cards. One free online method of creating report cards is to use a Google Sheets template. Rather than starting from scratch, my recommendation is to search in the Google Drive template gallery for a report card template. I did that this morning and found some templates that I liked.

After locating a report card template in the Google Drive template gallery, click the preview link to see the full template. If after previewing the template you decide that it will work for your purposes, click "use this template" to create a copy that you can modify in your Google Drive account. Screenshots of the process are included below.

Step 1: Search for a template at docs.google.com/templates
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Step 2: Preview a template.
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Step 3: Click "use this template" to create a copy to modify in your Google Drive account.
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