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kb:google_services [2019/04/24 15:13]
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kb:google_services [2019/04/25 10:31] (current)
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 We pay an annual fee to Google to maintain Google accounts for staff and students. These accounts come with dozens of online services, including (virtually) unlimited storage for all the data with those services. We pay an annual fee to Google to maintain Google accounts for staff and students. These accounts come with dozens of online services, including (virtually) unlimited storage for all the data with those services.
  
-If you were using computers 10 or more years ago, you probably remember having an application to write documents, an application to make slide shows or deal with email or make a spreadsheet,​ and so on. You had to install those applications on your computer and work on that computer alone.+If you were using computers 10 or more years ago, you probably remember having an application to write documents, an application to make slide shows, one to deal with email, one to make a spreadsheet,​ and so on. You had to install those applications on your computer and work on that computer alone.
  
 Google services replace many of those applications with ones you use online, and they work together. So you can work from any computing device from anywhere. Google services replace many of those applications with ones you use online, and they work together. So you can work from any computing device from anywhere.
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 ==== Google Drive ==== ==== Google Drive ====
  
-Every student and teacher has a Google Drive -- a virtual space to store files. ​The files can be of any kind. The easiest way to see your Google Drive is to go to [[http://​drive.google.com ​drive.google.com]] and sign in (see below). Then you get a web page showing your Drive. If you use Google'​s own browser, Chrome, you can drag files in and out of your drive, just a like a window on your computer. If you put files on your Drive, you can also choose who can see them and who can make changes to those files.+Every student and teacher has a [[https://​drive.google.com|Google Drive]] -- a virtual space to store files. ​These are the files created by Google Apps, alongside ​any files you drag into your Google Drive. Learn more [[kb:google_drive|here]].
  
 ==== Google Apps ==== ==== Google Apps ====
kb/google_services.txt · Last modified: 2019/04/25 10:31 by ajames