Microsoft OneDrive is a powerful tool for educators and students because it allows you to store resources in the cloud, where you can access them from anywhere that you have an Internet connection. Within your OneDrive account you can create folders and organize files, making it a one-stop shop for all of your digital resources.
- [Instructor] One of the most obvious uses for Microsoft OneDrive is to store any resources that you may need to access. It wasn't that long ago that physical copies of everything needed to be organized and stored. Then it evolved into storing information on disks or flash drives that we could take with us. Now, however, with cloud storage, the game has changed considerably. When you save files in your OneDrive account, you're able to access them from any computer or Internet device, as long as you have an Internet connection. You can store lesson plans, resources, student work, whatever, and then access it from your computer at school, or at home, or anywhere else you may be.
Right now I'm logged in to a OneDrive account, and as you can see, I currently have my two default folders that came along with the original account. It's my documents and picture folders. As you can see, these folders have zero files inside of them, as it tells me there the number of files in each folder. But in this case, I wanna create a new folder, one that I can upload my lesson plans. So what I'm going to do right now is, at the top, I'm going to click on new and folder. From here I'm going to enter in Lesson Plans, and then I'll click on create.
Now you'll notice right away it creates a Lesson Plans folder that, if I click inside, it brings me in. And here it says that the folder is empty, and that's because we haven't loaded anything inside it yet. Now I have options up at the top. I can upload, share, download, move to, copy, rename. So I'm going to click upload. And I'll go to files, and on my desktop, I have my science lesson plan. So I'm going to click here, and then open this up. So it will save this inside of my Lesson Plan folder.
And as you can see, there it is. So I may wanna click on this and rename it so that it has the specific name of the lesson, or a lesson number. But it is uploaded inside of this folder. Now I'm going to back out of here. And as you can see, I now have three folders. One of them is my lesson plan. And I'm going to go up to new, and I wanna create a new folder titled, and this time I'm going to do Classroom Starters. I'll click create, and it will create this new folder.
Now, in here, when I click inside of the Classroom Starter folder, I have several of them that I want to open. And I could go to upload, files, open up Classroom Starters, and select all of these, and then save them inside of here. Or, I do have the option to go upload, folder. Here I'm going to expand the desktop, click on Classroom Starters, and I can upload this whole folder right at once. So if I do this, it will upload all of these items now, inside of the Classroom Starters folder.
So here you can see this sub-folder, and inside of here is each of these classroom starters. So, I'll back out of there. Now, once I have these folders created, I'll be able to access them on my computer at home, on my phone, or wherever I am, giving me easy access to everything I need. Using a tool like OneDrive can help make your job much more efficient. Next, let's take a look at how we can collaborate by sharing these resources.
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- Empowering students with PowerPoint
- Creating tutorials, newsletters, and flipped classes with Sway
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- Using Word templates
- Creating visual representations in Word
- Using OneDrive for collaboration and storage
- Creating modules and flipped classes using OneNote
- Using Outlook, Docs.com, Skype, and SharePoint