Use Google Drive To Host Images & Other Media

posted Jan 30, 2014, 9:37 AM by Doug Saunders   [ updated Feb 2, 2014, 8:40 AM ]
Mrs. Kolar's seventh grade art class is collaborating with Richmond City first graders. The Richmond City first graders used colored pencils and markers to design their own little 2-dimensional monsters. However, those monsters have suddenly gone missing! Turns out that Mrs. Kolar's students are in the process of turning those 2-dimensional drawings into 3-D re-creations! I'm sure the 1st graders at Fox Elementary will be in shock and awe when they discover their 2-D creations have miraculously morphed into 3-D monsters!

Student Monster Creations

The plan is to attach a QR Code to the 3-D monsters that will link to a photo of the original  2-D creation. This will allow the students, parents, and the community to use their smart phones to compare the before and after. However, in order for the QR code to work properly the images need to be hosted online so they have a URL that can be linked to the QR Code. This is where Google Drive comes into play. Google drive will host all of these images for free. This can be accomplished by doing the following:
  • Login to Google Drive and create a public folder (Copy the folder id - string of letters in URL following the word folders)
  • Upload images to that public folder
  • Go to (String of letters you copied above)

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Google Drive Hosted URL Example

QR Code Example Linked to a 2-D Monster Using Google Drive