All throughout high school and my first two years of college, I have been a Microsoft Office guy. I was very comfortable with it, and I knew how to use most of the program proficiently. This always helped with projects, majors papers, and other tasks I had to do in the past. Microsoft Office is a great and reliable program that is capable of a lot of things. BUT, this semester I was lucky enough to learn about the Google programs, and I haven’t looked back since. My Google trial was shaky at first, I was a little lost and somewhat confused as to how each program works. But, through some practice and random searches, I gained some more knowledge. Google provides a plethora of options, more than Microsoft Office, to work with. Honestly, I believe it was somewhat intimidating to see all the options right away. So far this semester, I have used Google Docs and Google Sheets, which are the Word and PowerPoint versions of Google, and I have been extremely impressed with the simplicity of sharing your documents to others. Also, I have been working with Gmail, Google Calendar, Google+, Google Hangouts, Google Sheets, and Google Drive. With Gmail, like any other email service, you are capable of receiving emails and other documents. The cool part about Gmail is that you automatically have a handful of other things at your services. One of the big features I noticed was the YouTube account. I love YouTube, I love listening to music on there and finding other videos that I enjoy. So, for me, this was huge. My own automatic subscription to YouTube just by signing into my Gmail account. My next program was Google Calendar. The calendar program was another massive hit for me. Like many college students, I am not the most organized individual in the world. However, having a calendar that I can bring everywhere just by looking at my phone was important. I currently have all major projects, meetings, tests and quizzes, important dates, and my football weekly schedule saved into my calendar. It is so vitally important to me now, I would have never imagined to be this organized in my life. The next programs all run together, somewhat. Google Sheets, Docs, Slides, and Drive are probably the most vital to a college student at this moment, in my opinion. These three act as the major components of Microsoft Office, which are Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. However, Google’s version are a little easier to use, and a lot easier to save and retrieve. Docs, Sheets, and Slides are all work similarly to Microsoft’s version, so I wont delve into that. But Google saves your work every 5 seconds automatically, and I think that is awesome. Again, as a college student, you forget things, and nothing ruins your day like exiting out of a finished document without saving. Google eliminates that option and saves it for you. It is Great! The next two are social media, and I am still get grasp of them. Those two are Google+ and Google Hangouts. I have used Google+ and primarily use it for ideas within the classroom. This I have found useful by seeing what other educators have thought of for certain topics specific to my content area. Google Hangouts is a chat like group message where you can speak with others on similar topics, and I think that this program will also be huge when it comes to expressing topics about teaching and educating. The last topic I mentioned was Google Drive. Drive is what stores all of the program I had mentioned earlier. It is confusing at first, but once you get the hang of it, the Google system is so incredibly useful. I have tried it this semester, and I have definitely jumped on the Google Bandwagon!!