Josina Reaves' Paperless Classroom

If you would like to learn how to use the Google Drive Folders to collect student work, share assignments, and have a paperless classroom, please watch a video with Josina Reaves, Form V Dean and US English Teacher. Ms. Reaves uses the Google Drive Folders with her Forms V and VI students in My Gods and Monsters elective class.

How to Create a New Folder in Google Drive?

Go to and log into your account. Select My Drive from the Menu.

Select My Drive and click on New folder button.

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How to Share the Google Drive Folder?

Click on Share button.

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This is a Google Drive Folder for My Gods and Monsters class students.

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Students can post their written assignments, view and make comments on each others work, which helps them to participate in a collaborative experience.

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Ms. Reaves finds that having student work on Google Drive is fantastic, because the Google Drive folders keep everything together, so she doesn't have to worry about the printer problems or locating files on her hard drive. She can make comments and grade student work directly on the page. Students can click on comments, read them, and contact Ms. Reaves for clarification.

The graded papers can be grouped together by selecting different options: "Last edited by me," "Last modified," or "Last opened by me."
Google Drive helps Ms. Reaves to keep her class paperless. The Google Drive folder is neat and stores all student documents, so Ms. Reaves doesn't have to walk around with stacks of paper.

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It takes Ms. Reaves half a time to grade student work and gives students an opportunity to look at other students' work and get an idea how other people think about the same assignment.