Google Drive – Advanced Searching

In my lesson, The Key to Keywords, one of my talking points with students was the importance of taking advantage of the keyword search tools that are provided to them inside of many of Google’s Apps. Specifically, we explored the advanced search tools available to us inside of Google Drive since this is the app they use the most in school.

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The OLD Advanced Search Tools

However, in true Google fashion, as soon as I wrapped up my lesson with students on this topic Google went ahead and changed it. Now, the advanced search tools inside of Google Drive have even more keyword presets for us to use including:

  • when the item was last modified
  • has the words
  • who it has been shared with
  • where it is located (e.g. is the item ★Starred or perhaps has been sent to the Trash)

Hopefully, now that my students know where to find these advanced search tools they will be able to take advantage of their powers to save them time and energy immediately.

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The NEW Advanced Search Tools

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