Homeschooling parents: Would you like to hear about the easiest method ever for storing your students’ papers, memories, and assignments? I present to you… Google Drive!
I have six children (currently ages 11-19). When they were young I went ahead and opened a Google account for each of them and saved the passwords. Throughout the year it is easy to email them funny stories that I would otherwise forget, photographs, and keepsakes that they will enjoy when I turn the account over to them in their teen years.
Our family belongs to a Classical Conversations homeschooling community, and Google Drive is a wonderful place to store their Essentials assignments, Lost Tools of Writing papers, history timeline document, and other CC projects each year.
I put the following folders in their Google Drives with additional folders nested in each one:
- 1st Tour IEW Papers
- 2nd Tour IEW Papers
- 3rd Tour IEW Papers
- Faces of History (contains the assignments as well as photos of our community’s event)
- Challenge A
- Grammar: Latin A
- Logic: Math
- Reasoning: Analogies
- Debate: Cartography
- Exposition: Literature/LTW papers
- Challenge B (also with folders of six CC strands/subjects)
- Challenge I (also with folders of six CC strands/subjects)
- Challenge II (also with folders of six CC strands/subjects)
- Challenge III (also with folders of six CC strands/subjects)
- Challenge IV (also with folders of six CC strands/subjects)
Google Drive is an easy way to store my kids’ work without having to print, file, or store reams of paper. It’s a very simple method for record keeping and also makes a treasured keepsake for them when they live on their own someday.