Just a quick little post about Google Drive. I swear I learn literally something new about all the Google "stuff" every single solitary day. How can I keep track of all of this? Oh, well, yeah I guess I can always Google it if I forget.
So, today's little nugget is about converting files to Google formats automatically. If you have ever noticed when you upload a file to Google Drive it will still have the format extension it originated in. For example, a Word document will have the extension .docx. Well, there is a way to just automatically format it to a .gdoc. You can either got to drive.google.com/settings OR you can open Google Drive and click on the gear icon in the top right corner and select settings. Once you do that, it is the second option. You simply click "Convert uploaded files to Google Docs editor format" and from now on when you upload a document, powerpoint, spreadsheet, etc. it will convert it to an applicable Google App. Voila! Life changed!
Hi! My name is Allison Barton, a former elementary school teacher turned Technology Integration Specialist at Greenville High School in Greenville, South Carolina. I have been teaching for 11 years and have relied on technology during that time to excite, engage, and educate my students (both young and old). I also enjoy very much sharing my knowledge about technology with other teachers.