One more great way to liven up class time, is to create a shared folder for a particular class, section, or group, into which files can be uploaded.
This allows for students to use the folder as a dumping place for material gleaned as related to a specific topic. While students are still in the brainstorming stage, they can easily start “grabbing” things from around the web (being sure to keep a bibliography document to cite any source, of course!) that they find useful. Once they are finished, those files can be arranged and assembled into the assigned format.
I love, love, love using Google Drive in my day-to-day, and with students. Interested in learning more about these great tools? I’m now offering this mini-course on G Suite. Check it out!