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Looking for a way to access files on the go? Google Drive offers free cloud storage, and so much more.

How to Access Files from Anywhere

Access files from anywhere with Google Drive.

Have you signed up for your free Google account yet? One free Google account gives you access to a multitude of free goodies, including the free cloud storage system called Google Drive. Educators have found the use of Google Drive to be beneficial in helping to promote effective communication, streamline and facilitate teamwork, assist with data collection and analysis, and more.

Here are a couple benefits of using Google Drive:

  • 15 GB of free storage, accessible from anywhere with an internet connection.
  • Share files with individuals or the public with the click of a button (no email attachment necessary!).
  • Automatic SSL encryption means your files are kept safe for you, no matter what.

Storing files in the cloud means you can access files anywhere — whether it be your home computer, school computer, smartphone, or tablet. This makes it easier than ever to keep track of all your important files, and to ensure that you have them on hand whenever you need them.

My favorite feature of Google Drive is the share button. With the click of a button, you can share any file with individuals, groups, or the entire world. This really cuts down on inbox clutter, and ensures that everyone has access to the most updated version of a document. If a document changes, BOOM, it's automatically updated for everyone viewing. No questions, no confusion.

How has cloud storage made your life easier? Tell me your story in a comment on this article.

Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at editor@simplek12.com.

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