How to Create a Google Account and a Google Doc

Robin Wilson, WISD AVID Coordinator

Why Google?

Why create a Google Account?

  • You need a Google account (A Gmail Account) to be able to use Google Docs
  • Google Docs allows you to save your information to a "cloud" account. This allows you to work on the document from your computer, your phone, someone else's computer - wherever you have internet access.
  • Many of the AVID information documents I will be creating will be in a Google Doc and I will be asking you to help create it or edit it. It is a GREAT tool to use for collaboration.
  • A Google Doc allows several people to work on the document at a time. Changes are made instantly and the document continues to be a "live" document. It eliminates thumb drives and emailing documents back and forth.

How to create a Google account?

Please watch the video below and jot down your notes using the Cornell Note way.

What's next?

  1. Please email me when you have set up your gmail account. Please have this completed by Thursday, August 28, at 8:00 a.m.
  2. I will send a google doc on Thursday, August 28, with the professional development schedule for AVID presentations. It will include all the AVID campuses and will be used for scheduling.
  3. We will use a google doc for AVID site teams meeting sign in sheets and AVID parent meeting sign in sheets.

Thank you!

Have a great day. I hope you have a great first day of school with the students. Robin