Google Drive is a wonderful tool for education. Google Drive has all of the features a student would need to write a paper or make a presentation. There is even a feature for making tables and spreadsheets. Those are just the features that are on the surface. There are many hidden secrets in Google Drive.
1. Google Research: The research tool allows you to find links without leaving the document that you are working on. To get to this feature, go up to the toolbar and click on the “Tools” button. From there, simply click on the research option. You can also get there by holding the “Ctrl” button, the “Alt” button, the “Shift” button, and the “i” key. Type what you are looking for in the box, and you will get the same results you would get on Google. You can also use this to cite sources in MLA, APA, or Chicago Style. To do this, hover your mouse over the link and click the cite button.
3. Google Templates: Google Templates are useful if there is a specific format that the document needs to be in. To get to this feature, go to the “File” button and click "New," then click the “Use Template” button. You will now have a range of templates to choose from.
There are many other hidden features that were not discussed in this article. These were just some of the most useful ones for students. These tools make writing and creating much easier. Everyone should learn these hidden features of Google Drive.
Blog post written by Noah Solheim, HS Tech Team Member