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A great How-to Tutorial on Creating Student Portfolios on iPad Using Google Drive App

A great How-to Tutorial on Creating Student Portfolios on iPad Using Google Drive App
This is a post several of you have been looking for, I know this from the emails I have been receiving from you. Now you have a great video tutorial on how to use Google Drive app to create documentation, spreadsheets, tutorials, and PDF annotation all from the palm of your hand using your own iPad. Yes Google Drive app for iPad was not performing quite good when it was first introduced but since then several updates have been added to it that tremendously enhanced its overall functionality. Related Google Drive app per se can only do so much but when you tie it in to other apps such as iMovie, Explain Everything, Notability and Book Creator, you will have a strong armed battalion of productivity suite to fire up any multimedia project you want to use with your students. Watching the video tutorial below you will get to learn how students can easily create a complete portfolio using Google Drive app for iPad. This video tutorial is created by Edtech Teacher

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