Google Drive Fab Five!


Remember Your Shiny New Brenham K-12 Google Account!?

To login to your new Brenham K-12 Google Account, just go to and sign in with your info to the right.

Your first part of your email address will be the same as your First Class account, but you will use

Your password will be the same as your First Class account, but will have the letters “gs” at the beginning.

Click here for a brief training document.

What is Google Drive?

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.

Exploring Google Drive

The Fab Five of Google Drive!

1. The Cloud vs. The App

  • How do I get to My Drive?
  • What’s the difference between the web application and the desktop application?
The Cloud vs. The App

2. Uploading & Storing Files

  • Uploading existing files and folders from your hard drive
  • Storage quotas
Uploading and Storing Files
Downloading Files from Drive

3. Google Drive Settings

  • Retaining existing file types
  • Converting documents to Google format
Google Drive Settings

4. Navigating Your Drive

  • My Drive vs. Shared With Me
  • Moving docs from Shared With Me to My Drive
  • Using the Google search bar
  • Creating folders
Navigating Your Drive

5. Creating & Sharing Docs

Creating and Sharing Docs

Need More Help? Look here!

Jessica Johnston

Instructional Technology Specialist

Brenham Independent School District

Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer