As we get ready to say ‘Goodbye’ to another great school year at FDR, many of us are spending our free time packing. Maybe we are selling our old guitars and surfboards on Facebook or maybe we are buying new luggage for a big trip to our new home. But for many of us there is another type of packing many of us are doing; the packing up our digital lives.
Being a Google school, most students and teachers have created a wealth of content in Google Drive. This cloud-based storage option allows you to create unlimited documents, sheets, presentations and drawings. But you can also store movies, music and photos as well. For some of our seniors who have left, this one place has literally every assignment they have done since Grade 6! An incredible archive of learning! For FDR teachers, it is a living, vast portfolio of their time at our school; filterable by file type, date and name. An immense professional resource to take with them in their careers.
When the time has come to pack up these documents, there are two possible solutions. The first is “Download”, which converts your Google Drive into hard copies and sends them to your email. This is best for people who do not want to continue working with Google Drive and want to create an archive they can recall at a later date. The second solution is “Transfer”, where copies of everything you have ever made at FDR are re-created in a new account. This means you can continue to use all of your materials created at FDR for as long as you would like! There are two limitations to this though; you must transfer your files to another Google account, and it will only transfer docs, slides and sheets; photos, music and videos will stay behind.
Whatever option you choose, it is nice to know that wherever you go, the beautiful learning you created at FDR can travel with you and serve as a permanent reminder of your time at our school.
- professional learning