July 28, 2021
Google Drive shortcuts provide such a nice way to save time while working with Docs, Slides, and Sheets. And some of these shortcuts only require one simple keystroke! Such a timesaver!
The only problem?
It can be tough to remember all the different options.
But I have a way to help remember those shortcuts...and save you time!
Today, we'll take a quick look at:
So. The Google Drives shortcuts are divided into two main categories...let's take a closer look:
These shortcuts all use the shift key plus a letter to create a new file.
When you are in your Google Drive and want to create a new Google Slide, for example, click shift and p at the same time.
A new Slide will be created automatically, saving you time from navigating to create a new file like usual!
Here are the shortcuts to create new items:
These are my favorite shortcuts because they only require ONE keystroke!
As long as you have an item selected, such as a Google Doc, you can click any of these keys to access the shortcut:
My go-to shortcut is rename!
Just select a file, click the letter n, and you can rename it!
SO much faster than right-clicking on the files, navigating down to rename, and so on!
So these are pretty amazing little shortcuts, right?
But it can be tough to memorize all of them. To help with this, I created a little resource for us: Google Drive Shortcuts at a Glance!
These little menus can be stored near the top of your Drive. I named mine 1 and 2 so they would appear at the beginning of my Drive where I can always see them.
Now whenever I'm creating in Drive, I just take a peek to use those shortcuts and save time!!
Both slides are in one file to make it easy to share with you. To view them as two separate files in your Drive, make a copy and delete the first slide. Now you can store the two separate at-a-glance menus in your Google Drive and save some time!
I also have another shortcut template that I use with these in my Drive: Custom Color Swatches for Your Google Drive
I absolutely LOVE finding ways to use digital tools and resources to save teachers valuable time.
One of my favorite ways to save time has been with Google Sheets in reading. These Digital Reading Trackers have SO many shortcuts with checkboxes, counters to track books, and graphs to set goals:
Thanks for reading! I hope these resources will help save you time this year!