Learning the Basics ofGmail and Google Drive
Howell Student Email• Did you know that you have an e-mail  account through the school?• You can easily access your e-mail...
Accessing your E-mail• The first thing you need to do is go to the  Howell Schools Homepage      Click here• or go to www....
Once you get to the homepage, click on the             green link that says Student Google Apps.                This will ...
When you click the Student GoogleApps link, it will take you to a page that              looks like this.
To log-in, your username is your           PowerSchool login and your password is                 your Student ID number.F...
The first time you log in to your e-mail you will have to set up your account. Once you enteryour username and password it...
You will need to scroll to the bottom of          the page and enter the security word in             the box and then cli...
You will then be taken to your e-mail.  You may have some e-mails from    teachers and the Gmail Team.
To access Google Drive you need to    click the word Drive at the top of your                    e-mail.Click theword Driv...
When you click Drive, it will openup a new window that looks like             this.
To create a new item in Google Drive,           click on the word Create. You will get a            list of items you can ...
When you select Presentation, a new window will open   that will look like this. You will need to choose thetheme of your ...
The first thing I would like you to do is             to change the title of your          presentation. Click where it sa...
Once you click Untitled presentation, a boxwill open up and there will be a place for you to      type your new title. Ple...
Next you are going to share yourpresentation with me so that I can have  access to it as well. Click the Share button in t...
When you click Share, a window will open like this one. Down at the bottomyou are going to type in my e-mail. Then        ...
When you click Share & save, a messagewill appear asking you if you really want to share this presentation with me.       ...
When you have successfully shared yourpresentation with me, my e-mail will belisted under Who has access along with      y...
To create a new slide in     your presentation, click the               red +.Click here to adda new slide to yourpresenta...
You may need to change the layout of yourslide based on what you want to include on it.Click the Layout button above your ...
You may also want to change the Background. When you click the word Background, a boxwill open up that gives you options o...
You will want to include Transitions to your presentation to give it effects.You do that by clicking Transitions. Aside bo...
Once you choose a transition, you can click play to see what it will              look like.                          Move...
You will need to insert images into your   presentation. To do that click Insert             and choose image.Click Insert...
When you click Insert and Image, a       window will open up and you can choose         where you want to add the picture ...
When you get working on your presentation, you         may find that you need to re-arrange some slide.          To do thi...
We will be communicating with one another about your presentation byusing the comments feature under the              Inse...
When you click the Comment button after you type your         message, it will look like this. We will use comments to    ...
Periodically throughout the creation of yourpresentation, you will want to watch it to seewhat it looks like and make chan...
When you click Present, your presentation willenter full screen mode. Press the spacebar to go through your slides. When y...
Saving your Presentation• You will never have to worry about  saving your presentation. Google  automatically saves for yo...
Accessing your        Presentation• When you go to work on your  presentation again, you will need to  log-in to your e-ma...
When your Google Drive page opens, you will find a list of all of the things youcreated in Drive. Click on the item you   ...
Get Started!• Now you are ready to get working on  your presentation!• If you have any questions raise your  hand and I wi...
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  1. 1. Learning the Basics ofGmail and Google Drive
  2. 2. Howell Student Email• Did you know that you have an e-mail account through the school?• You can easily access your e-mail from any computer that is connected to the Internet.
  3. 3. Accessing your E-mail• The first thing you need to do is go to the Howell Schools Homepage Click here• or go to www.howellschools.com.
  4. 4. Once you get to the homepage, click on the green link that says Student Google Apps. This will take you to a log-in screen.Click here
  5. 5. When you click the Student GoogleApps link, it will take you to a page that looks like this.
  6. 6. To log-in, your username is your PowerSchool login and your password is your Student ID number.First initial ofyour first name,first initial ofyour last nameand 5 numbersStudent IDnumber ex:9901…. Or8000….
  7. 7. The first time you log in to your e-mail you will have to set up your account. Once you enteryour username and password it will take you to a screen that looks like this.
  8. 8. You will need to scroll to the bottom of the page and enter the security word in the box and then click I accept. Continue to my account.Type the coloredsecurity word in thisbox at the bottom ofthe page. Click here to continue once you have entered the word.
  9. 9. You will then be taken to your e-mail. You may have some e-mails from teachers and the Gmail Team.
  10. 10. To access Google Drive you need to click the word Drive at the top of your e-mail.Click theword Driveto accessGoogleDrive.
  11. 11. When you click Drive, it will openup a new window that looks like this.
  12. 12. To create a new item in Google Drive, click on the word Create. You will get a list of items you can create. For this project we will use Presentation.Click Document(blue) if you wantto create a newWord document Click Presentation (yellow) to create your new PowerPoint
  13. 13. When you select Presentation, a new window will open that will look like this. You will need to choose thetheme of your presentation (what you want the slides to look like). You can change it later if you decide you don’t like it or want something else.
  14. 14. The first thing I would like you to do is to change the title of your presentation. Click where it says Untitled presentation to change it.Click here tore-name yourpresentation
  15. 15. Once you click Untitled presentation, a boxwill open up and there will be a place for you to type your new title. Please re-name itHeritage Presentation-Your Name. Then press OK. Type Heritage Presentation- Your Name (insert your name, don’t actually write the words Your Name) Then click OK
  16. 16. Next you are going to share yourpresentation with me so that I can have access to it as well. Click the Share button in the upper right-hand corner. Click here
  17. 17. When you click Share, a window will open like this one. Down at the bottomyou are going to type in my e-mail. Then click Share & save. In this box type my e-mail: silverl@howellschools.com Then click here
  18. 18. When you click Share & save, a messagewill appear asking you if you really want to share this presentation with me. Click Yes. Click here
  19. 19. When you have successfully shared yourpresentation with me, my e-mail will belisted under Who has access along with your name. Then click Done. Your name and e-mail My e-mail Click here
  20. 20. To create a new slide in your presentation, click the red +.Click here to adda new slide to yourpresentation.
  21. 21. You may need to change the layout of yourslide based on what you want to include on it.Click the Layout button above your slides and choose the kind of slide you want. Click Layout to see the different options
  22. 22. You may also want to change the Background. When you click the word Background, a boxwill open up that gives you options on how to change the background. Click the word Background This will change the color of the background and the box will appear This will change the image on the background with the This will change the options back to the original options. This will apply your changes to all of your slides not just this one
  23. 23. You will want to include Transitions to your presentation to give it effects.You do that by clicking Transitions. Aside box will appear with your options. Click here to add Transitions Here is where you choose your animation Click here if you want this animation on all of your slide
  24. 24. Once you choose a transition, you can click play to see what it will look like. Move the bar to change the speed of your transitions Click here to watch the animation
  25. 25. You will need to insert images into your presentation. To do that click Insert and choose image.Click InsertThen chooseImage
  26. 26. When you click Insert and Image, a window will open up and you can choose where you want to add the picture from.Choose thisoption to uploadan image saved toyour computerChoose thisoption insert aURL from apicture you foundon the Internet
  27. 27. When you get working on your presentation, you may find that you need to re-arrange some slide. To do this, click on the slide you want to move and drag it to the new location you want it.Click the slide you wantto move and the Move 1Slide box will appear,The black line shows youwhere in thepresentation the slidewill be moved to.
  28. 28. We will be communicating with one another about your presentation byusing the comments feature under the Insert tab. Click Insert, then choose Comment This box will appear after you click comments under Insert. You can type your message to me here and then click Comment.
  29. 29. When you click the Comment button after you type your message, it will look like this. We will use comments to ask each other questions about or talk about your presentation. When you see a comment from me, please insert a comment and respond to what I said. I will do the same for your comments as well.This speech bubble willappear next to a slidewhen there is acomment on it. Thenumber tells how manycomments are on theslide. This is your published comment
  30. 30. Periodically throughout the creation of yourpresentation, you will want to watch it to seewhat it looks like and make changes. To watch it, click the Present button at the top. Click here to watch your presentation
  31. 31. When you click Present, your presentation willenter full screen mode. Press the spacebar to go through your slides. When you are done watching it, press esc in the upper left-hand corner of your keyboard.
  32. 32. Saving your Presentation• You will never have to worry about saving your presentation. Google automatically saves for you when you start editing your work.
  33. 33. Accessing your Presentation• When you go to work on your presentation again, you will need to log-in to your e-mail and choose Drive at the top.• This time your Drive screen will look a little different because your presentation name will be listed.
  34. 34. When your Google Drive page opens, you will find a list of all of the things youcreated in Drive. Click on the item you want to work on. Click on the name of your presentation to open it and continue working on it
  35. 35. Get Started!• Now you are ready to get working on your presentation!• If you have any questions raise your hand and I will come help you.• You can also ask your neighbor for help too.

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