My technologies class has been spending this week talking about different ways to use social media to collaborate with students and staff. One of the neat tools that we have been playing around with is Google drive. Google Drive (formerly Google Docs) is an online word processing suite that is free to Google users. Users can create documents, share ownership of each document and even edit at the same time. I have used Google docs in my classroom to write group papers. As a graduate student we have put together group slideshow presentations without ever meeting in person. My husband and I keep Google Doc Christmas lists that allow our families to call “dibs” on gifts without purchasing duplicate gifts. To check out Google Drive click on This Google Doc to learn about my favorite social networking site.