Google Mail Fab Five!

Brenham ISD is GOING GOOGLE!

Meet Your Shiny New Brenham K-12 Google Account!

To login to your new Brenham K-12 Google Account, just go to google.com 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 @brenhamk-12.net.

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.

The Fab Five of Google Mail!

1. Mail Forwarding

Go to First Class Preferences > Click on the Messaging tab > Click on the Mail Rules tab > Make your screen look like mine.


This will retain a copy of the original email in your First Class inbox and send a copy to your Gmail inbox! You can set up an automatic reply, if you desire.


Click here to find out how to get Gmail on your iPhone.

Click here to find out how to get Gmail on your Android.


Forward FC Mail to Google

2. Gmail Basics

  • Compose, Reply, Forward, and Print messages
  • Attach a file
  • Conversation view
  • Archive vs. delete


Need more help? Check out these links!

GCF Learn Free Interactive Tutorials - Gmail

Google Docs Training Document - Gmail Basics

Making the Most of Gmail - TVLC eCourse

Gmail Basics

3. Labels

  • What are labels?
  • Why use labels?
  • How to create a label
  • Nesting labels


Need more help? Check out this link!

Google Training Center - Using Labels

Gmail Labels

4. Contacts

  • Finding your contacts
  • Using the BISD Directory
  • Adding new contacts (outside of BISD)


Need more help? Check out these links!!

Google Docs Training Document - Contacts Basics

Google Training Center - Creating Contacts

Gmail Contacts

5. Settings

  • Inbox settings
  • Insert a signature
  • Labs - Default Text Styling, Undo Send, Canned Response


Need more help? Check out this link!

Google Training Center - Signatures

Gmail Settings

Jessica Johnston

Instructional Technology Specialist

Brenham Independent School District


Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer