Please work in Chrome or Firefox for this training.Experience It, Learn It, Practice and Apply It
District Google Accounts (Heidi)
All GSD staff and students have Google accounts in our own granitesd.org domain.
These accounts have unlimited storage.
These accounts can be accessed from any computer or device with internet connectivity at work or away
Logging Into Your Google Account(Heidi)
Using the Chrome or Firefox browser, go to Google
Sign Out of any open Google Accounts if anyone is already logged in
Click on Add Account or Sign In
1st Screen: Email - enter your firstname.lastname@example.org and then your computer password
2nd Screen: (with District Logo) Do the same again
Click on Accept and Agree
Enter your password one last time if prompted to do so
Where All Your Google Apps Are (Heidi)
Look in the top right of your screen. You will see that you are logged in.
To the left of that, you will see a grid of 9 squares "the waffle".
Click on the waffle to see some of the Google Apps that you already have available to you.
Click on More to see more Google Apps.
Google Drive is your "Home Base" for creating and saving content
Features of Google Dive
You can create Google documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms or drawings.
You can upload, manage, and store files/folders.
You can share your docs with others.
You can collaborate in real time with others.
GMail - Mail, Contacts and Tasks (Teresa)
You have unlimited storage with your granitesd.org Gmail accounts.
Setting up Groups in your Gmail first makes sharing Google docs simple later since all of these Google Apps work together.
Google Docs will already recognize who you are trying to share your Google Docs with when you start typing a name, so you can simply click on a contact to share something with.
While your Gmail is open, please send an email to email@example.com. I will show you how to easily add people to your contacts list, so that you do not have to look many people up and type in their contact information.
Mail, Contacts and Tasks
Read and Unread Mail
Info about the sender and contact options
No Folders (Gmail is organized with labels)
Settings to customize various aspects of your GMail like adding a picture, signature, vacation notice, etc.
Creating Groups in Contacts
Creating Labels From Settings or From the Contact List
Creating Filters (helps with auto organizing incoming email) Create Filters in Settings
Composing an email using one of the groups you have created
Create a group called Google Practice Group
Add two or three people from this session to your group
Now send an email to your group. When you begin typing the group's name in the to: line it will recognize the group you previously set up
Try creating at least one label and color coding it
Create a Task list and add some tasks to it
If we have time, try setting up a filter
Now Let's Practice With Google Forms
Go to Google Drive
Title Your Form
Choose a theme (they can be customized)
Deselect "Share Only Within the District" setting if you want to share outside of the district's domain
Add a question
Choose what type of question it will be
Choose rather to make it required or not
Share your form (will you be sharing by email invite or by linking the unique URL on a website?)