How can I access files and even edit some of them while offline?

posted Jan 19, 2018, 1:06 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jan 19, 2018, 1:06 PM ]
No WiFi
You can download a file from your Google Drive or other sources directly into the limited memory on your Chromebook.

Even better, if you use G Suite apps like Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets, you and your students can set them to offline access to download them before you leave school Wifi. Then you can edit them while offline and they'll re-sync when you return to Wifi.

Remember, some students have NO WiFi at home. 
  • Keep your assignments do-able for those students by using G Suite Apps and helping students set the needed docs for offline access before they leave school.
    • Students who will be offline should follow these instructions to download assignments using Google Docs/Sheets/Slides in advance while still at school, setting them to be available for offline editing later; they can be uploaded when the student returns to school.
  •  For digital assignments that can't be completed offline, you must make alternatives, such as a paper equivalents, available for students who lack WiFi access.
  • Some restaurants and businesses also offer WiFi connections to their patrons. 
  • There is also after-school tutoring offered a few days each week at the high school with transportation home.