How Does Your Google Grow?

Google Drive (Docs)


Google Chrome

Chrome - Not Your Average Browser

Google Chrome


Sign Up or Log In to Your Google Account


1. Go to and click sign in, or go to your google apps for educations start page to sign in.

2. If you already have a Google account type in your email and password to sign in. Otherwise click on the Create an account button or the Sign Up button to sign up with Google.

***You can use any email account to sign up for Google Drive (docs). It does not need to be a gmail account.

3. Fill in all of the required form fields to sign up for the account, read through the Terms of Service, and click on I Accept. Create My Account.

4. You may need to verify your email address you used to create the account by signing into it and clicking on the link that Google Docs sends you. Follow the on screen directions.

Google Docs in Plain English

Google Docs in Plain English

What is Google Drive?

What is Google Drive and how is it different from Google Docs.

Google Docs refers to the editors for Google documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, and forms. These are online documents that live in the cloud and provide real-time collaboration features.

Google Drive is the place to access all your files, including both Google Docs and local files that you sync to the cloud. If you used Google Docs prior to April, 2012, Google Drive replaces and enhances what you've previously known as the Google Documents List.

Google Drive is a single place to manage all your files, including Google Docs. Think of Google Drive as your hard drive in the cloud. With Google Drive, you can access files, folders, and Google Docs from the web. No matter what happens to your devices, your files are safely stored in Google Drive.

GAFE users get 30 GB of free storage. Non GAFE users get 15 GB free storage and additional storage can be purchased. Google Docs do not count toward storage quotas.

Exploring Google Drive

Short Video Tutorials on:

How to share a doc in Google drive with a large group.

How to share a doc in Google drive via email.

Uploading and converting documents in Google drive.

How to share a folder in Google drive.

Click Link:

Flubaroo - Grading Made Easy

Flubaroo - Grading Made Easy

Flubaroo is now found in Add-ons

If you are using the updated version of Google Spreadsheets, you will now locate flubaroo by going to Add-ons, get add-ons, search for flubaroo. After adding flubaroo, all other procedures will remain the same.


Google Drive Collaboration Practice

Proogle It (Google + Prove) -

Note Taking -

Collaborative Research -

Google Forms (Quiz) -


Google Drive Practice - Group Project (The Burmese Python - Florida Everglades)

Class help creating a rubric: (Ask Driving Questions)

Google Drawing


Actual rubric created by a 6th grade class

Begin Research Phase:

Student Directions

Begin Project Creation:

Student Directions

Submit Link to Completed Project: Click Here

Cite Your Sources (MLA Format):

Use Cite Feature in Drive. Go to ~ Tools - Research

or use:

What is Google Apps For Education?

100 Google Tips for Teachers and Students


Directions for GMail + 1 Accounts

How to Sync Multiple Google Drive Accounts to your Desktop

Sync Multiple Google Drive Accounts to your Desktop

Blogger in the Classroom

1. Create a Sandbox Blog


2. Collaborative Blog

No Login Required for Kids:


When the students send a message to the blog’s email address:

  • The subject line of the email becomes the title of the blog post.

  • The message of the email becomes the body of the blog post.

  • Attached photos become part of the body of the blog post.

***Make sure the students sign their names within their email message so that you will know who submitted the post.

Introduce Yourself:

Mail posts to:

Create a Sandbox Blog
Create a Collaborative Blog using Blogger