Google Drive is a free suite of document creation tools hosted in the cloud. Users can create text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and many other file types by using different apps within Google Drive. These files can be shared and modified by other users. Any changes are made to a document are tracked so that the owner of the document can revert to an earlier version.
Text documents let contributors add “comments.” Teachers can use the revision history to make sure students are acting on homework comments. And saving to the cloud means that there are no more lost assignments. Documents can still be changed offline; however, these changes aren't saved to the cloud until the user is back online.
Users need a computer to sign up. Teachers will also need to make sure that every student creates a Google account in order to use Google Drive. Free accounts are currently limited to 5GB of storage. Users can pay $2.49/month to boost storage to 25GB.
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