Google Docs and Google Drive


What is it?

Both Google Docs and Google Drive are part of the suite of tools that come with your Gmail service.  Google Docs is a very powerful storage unit that allows you to organize, collect, and share a wide range of resources and files.

Google Docs is a free Web-based application in which documents, slides, forms, , websites and spreadsheets can be created, edited and stored online. Files can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection and a full-featured Web browser. Google Docs is a part of a comprehensive package of online applications offered by and associated with Google.

Users of Google Docs can import, create, edit and update documents and spreadsheets in various fonts and file formats, combining text with formulas, lists, tables and images. Google Docs is compatible with most presentation software and word processor applications. Work can be published as a Web page or as a print-ready manuscript. Users can control who sees their work.1

How to use it?


Educational Functions:

This is conglomerate of tools that allows students to store, type and process data for assignments or projects.  Students can create questionnaires, surveys, word documents, spreadsheets, powerpoint slides etc. It allows for students to collaborate easily, and print out their work in the desired format. These tools are easily accessible from any computer connected to the internet.

Cognitive processes you could target with these tools:

Recall, integration, organisation, elaboration, planning, attending, encoding, comprehension, processing, monitoring, meta-memory.

Get started

To use Google Drive and Google Docs you need to have an Google email account. If you already have one, and just wish to use the Google Docs function, click here.

  1. Taken from on 16 February, 2017.