Access your Drive files with Google File Stream

With Google Drive File Stream, you can access all all of your Google My Drive and Team Drive files directly from your computer without having to open a browser. You can also select files to make available for offline use for when you don’t have an internet connection.

When you install Drive File Stream on your computer, it creates a drive in Windows Explorer named Google Drive File Stream. All of your My Drive and Team Drive files will appear there. You can transfer files between your computer and Drive or browse and organize your Drive files right in Windows Explorer.



The File Stream app also allows you to open files directly within applications like Microsoft Word. When you click File > Open, just browse to the Google File Stream Drive to locate your file.

If you used the old Google Drive Desktop App, you may have received a notification that it would no longer work after May 12, 2018. Google File Stream is a recommended replacement for the Google Drive Desktop App. Another option …

Flipped Learning to Overcome Time Constraints

I’ve been working for Extension Technology for about 10.5 months now and I’m excited to finally share a portfolio piece I personally had the opportunity to work on!

Youth Teaching Youth Online Teen Teacher Training

The 4-H Youth Teaching Youth team had identified a need for more flexibility and versatility when training teen teachers. Both in-school and out-of-school time is limited for teen teachers, which often results in a shortened training session that is rich in content, but does not allow adequate time for reflection and discussion. So this project assisted them in creating a flipped classroom approach to the trainings, allowing youth to complete self-study modules that provide background on the 4-H program, ages and stages of youth development, and strategies for teaching. After completing the online modules, teens attend face-to-face trainings that offer a space for deeper practice, reflection, application, and conversation.

Another challenge the team faces is the volume of students in the program.  Because of this, we discussed the benefits and challenges of Moodle and Qualtrics for the program, and decided to try both to get feedback from the teens and program coordinators.  The verdict is still out, but we want to give you a peek at the Qualtrics module.  Please note: the teaching video shown is a compilation of clips.  Isn’t it fun to watch the teens’ energy?



This project was selected through the Extension e-Learning Proposal Process. We work with Extension Educators, Program Staff, and Faculty who offer training or education, like the Turf and Ground Field Day, Equine Demonstrations, the Local Foods College, the Serve it Up Safely Course, and the Master Gardener Core Course. They are ready to expand their reach, make education more accessible, and/or collaborate with colleagues and community members at a distance. If this is you and you’re ready for help, contact us for a consultation or propose a project!

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