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Tech Tips – Staying Organized in Google Drive

Now that we are using Google Drive and Classroom more and more here at the high school it is important for you to come up with a way that helps you keep your Google Drive organized.

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Remember, you can SEARCH your drive by typing in key words in the search box at the top.  Keep this in mind when naming your files.
Here are some tips to help you stay organized:
–  Name everything  Make sure there is nothing named untitled in your drive.  If there is, right click on it and choose rename. The first action you should take when creating a document is to name it.
–  Naming Convention  Use a naming convention when naming a file.  A naming convention is a system that will help you organize and retrieve files.  A suggestion might be to use the date and teacher name in front of the file name.  For example 101215_reed_research.  This will help you locate the file later when you search by either file name, date, or teacher.
Folders and Colors  Use folders and colors to keep your file organized.  Create a folder or color system for each class.  Experiment with the different ways you can change the layout of your files in Google Drive by clicking the List View and Sort Options buttons.  Keep a Junk Drawer or Miscellaneous folder to keep files that are temporary or just need a place to live.