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Google Drive is a free online resource which has multiple uses and benefits. Firstly users may upload their files which are than accessible either through the Drive site or through the mobile app. This can act as a backup or also instead of pendrive as the document will be accessible from any device which can connect to the internet.
Secondly users can create documents, spreadsheets and presentations without the need to have any software installed. The best part about this is that if the students are split up in groups they can all work together on a single document instead of each one of them alone. This may lead to more group effort and teamwork. Also each person in the group can immediately see what is being inserted and edited in the document so this could prevent and misunderstandings in the team.
Since Google Drive would be something different than the usual Word or PowerPoint work which they have, it may encourage them to explore all the possibilities it offers. It can also be used between the students to upload anything useful for the class which they may come across when doing their homework. In this way they could learn not only through the teachers notes but also through any websites or game, etc their friends may find online.
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