Rename each file. Give each file a descriptive name. See how..
Upload your entire fileman1 folder to your Google Drive. See how.
Submit a link to your folder on Google Classroom. See how.
File Management 1
In this activity, you will practice downloading, organizing, renaming, uploading, and sharing files and folders.
Why are we doing this?
Because these are essential skills for this class. When making a video, you will be working with many files across different machines. It is vital that you have the skills to organize and manage your files.
Learning objectives: By the end of this activity, you will be able to:
Create folders on your Desktop
Download and save folders and files from the internet to folders on your Desktop
Rename files and folders on your Desktop
Upload files and folders to your Google Drive
Get shareable links for folders on your Google Drive
Now that you know how to properly name and organize files and folders, let's get started!
In class activity
Create a folder for this class on your Desktop and give it a descriptive name like video_prod. Inside that folder, create a folder for this activity. Name that folder fileman1.
You don't have to use the above names, but remember to make a plan and be consistent!
In your browser (i.e., Chrome), go to the media folder for this activity. You will see a directory of media files. Download at least fifteen of those files to your fileman1 folder on your Desktop. You are welcome to download all the files if you wish.
Note that you have many options for how you download all or some of the files. We will review these options in class.
You'll notice that the file names are not descriptive. In other words, just by looking at the name of a file, you have no idea what the subject of the picture or video is.
Now you need to rename the files, giving them descriptive names. If it's a picture of clouds, and it's a jpg file, a good file name would be clouds.jpg. If you have a lot of pictures of clouds, you can put a number on each one, such as clouds1.jpg, clouds2.jpg, etc.
As you start making videos, you will be working with many files and folders. It's vital that you name your files and folders descriptively.
OPTION: You have the option of organizing your pictures and videos in separate folders (i.e., a folder for pictures and one for videos).
Once you have renamed everything, upload your entire fileman1 folder to your class folder on Google Drive.
Submit a link to your folder on Google Classroom.
Need a challenge?
Try any of the following:
Organize subfolders in your main project folder according to a plan. For example, put all the videos in a folder named video, pictures in a folder named picture, etc.
You can use some of your own files. But they have to be images or videos that you took yourself.
Add your own files to the folder for this activity! If you have files that you would like to add to the project folder, upload them to a folder on Google Drive and share that folder with the teacher. The teacher will then transfer them to the project folder. Of course, if you do this, other students will be able to see and use your files.