If your students will be using Google Drive/Docs this year on Chromebooks or any other devices, this is a great activity to introduce them to the basics! While students in our future-ready world are expected to be "digital natives," many struggle with the digital divide. This quick activity guides students through the basics of Google Drive. Students also get practice reading and following directions as they complete each small task.
I created this activity after getting tired of answering dozens of questions about how to center text, copy/paste, add bullet points, etc. My carefully crafted lessons to drive students toward higher level thinking and content were getting lost to students who were tripping over these basic tasks. Now I start every school year with this activity, saving time and sanity for all of us!