I am lucky enough to be attending a Google Apps Summit today in Sydney, Australia. Whilst I have seen heaps of very cool tips, tricks and new features for apps one of the most impressive for me was the ability to Video from within your iOS Google Drive app. We all know that some of the Google products do not have full functionality on the iPads, yet. The new features being enabled does seem to happen regularly - sometimes daily.
This new feature of Google Drive (well new to me anyway) is one that I can see having a huge benefit within the classroom.
1. The students simply open their Google Drive app go to the + icon in the top right hand corner.
2. Select Use Camera. This opens a small window in the top right hand corner of the screen and you can take photos or video. As you can see you even have the option to upload existing ones.
3. The photo or video is taken and then you are given the opportunity to use it or not. if you chose Use it, it is automatically saved to your My Drive. Look for your little Google Movie Icon to appear in your my drive. This is a great way to move video onto and off the iPad.
I love this! I can't wait to get this into the hands of a group of kids to see what other ways we can this feature.