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Alice Keeler

New Google Drive: Link to a File

New Google Drive: Link to a File

google drive share link


I have to admit now that I am really enjoying the new features of Google Drive. It took me a couple of days to get used to double clicking to open a file, but now it is second nature. I am now able to single click on any file and find sharing or viewing options easily in the toolbar.

Single Click

Click on any file in your My Drive to select the file.

Link Icon

Once you click on a file notice the options that appear above the document list. One of the icons is a chain link icon. Click on this icon to obtain the share link. The link is already highlighted so no need to use the mouse. Copy (Control C) the link to the clipboard. This is the link to use on your website or paste into an email to direct others to your document.


Be warned, the link icon to a Form document is the link to the edit view. If you want to share the Form with someone to fill out the form you will need to go to the edit view and either click on “View live form” and copy the URL from that page.
google forms view live form

Another way to obtain the live Form link is to click on “Send form” and copy the “Link to share.”
send form

5 Easy Steps for Teaching with Digital Tools

Introducing digital tools into your teaching can seem challenging at first. There are many tools out there, and it might feel like there’s a lot to learn. But with easy steps for teaching with digital tools, you can start simply and gradually. There’s no need to dive in all at once – just take it one step at a time. Taking easy steps for teaching with digital tools starts with trying something!

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Students Prepare to Present

Help Your Students Prepare to Present

Maximize student success in presentations with ‘Speaker Notes by AliceKeeler,’ the ideal Google Slides add-on. Enhance how students prepare to present with easy transfer of speaker notes to Google Docs, promoting effective communication skills. Dive into the world of engaging, technology-aided presentations and empower students to shine in their academic endeavors. Discover the key to transforming student presentations into interactive, skill-building experiences.

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Infographic 7 Basic Steps for a Google Form

New to using Google Forms? This tool is essential for teachers to not only save time but to be adaptive to student needs. Use Forms to survey students, play games, personalize instruction, and assessment. This infographic on the 7 basic steps for a Google Form will help you get started.

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Online Workshop: Get Your Add-on Published

How can you make Google Workspace (Docs/Sheets/Slides) even better? You can create custom Add-ons with Google Apps Script. Wondering How to Get Your Google Workspace Add-on Published? Join Alice Keeler, Google Developer Expert, to learn the steps to get your Add-on officially published.

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