I believe there are three or four critical concepts that need to be taught to students to allow for the saving of files:
1. How hierarchical structures work.
Saving in folders creates a hierarchical structure. Teachers are very familiar with teaching students to outline with Roman numerals and it is important to see the exact parallel between an outline and a folder structure. It is an important exercise for teachers to help students create organizational folders within their documents folder.
2. How tagging works. Google Apps has gotten away from hierarchical structures and instead uses tagging (labels and collections). One item can be in multiple collections. This is an important concept that is increasingly being used in cloud based applications (and traditional apps as well).
3. How shared folders and permissions work. This is where we struggle most within our own schools. It is important for students and staff to know that they can save in shared folders that have different permissions (and in some cases how they can manage these permissions). This is a key skill for collaboration.
4. Optional: In an ideal world, all students would learn about file paths:
- Josh Blumberg
Hi All,I don't know about you but I think file management and understanding file
structure is one of the biggest issues/obstacles we have in trying toto locate it after they have saved it. ("I just clicked save - I don't
train people on and helping them to understand where to save stuff and how
know where it is")
Does anyone have some sure fire - easy to understand tutorial that willtrain ANYONE on how to understand this concept? This applies to cloud or
server based storage!!
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