- Go to: http://mail.fifeschools.com
- login using your school username (remember your username is 1st 4 letters of your last name period followed by the first 4 letters of your first name and the day you were born. So John Smith born on the 12th of May would be smit.john11).
- Everything is built around the email app. It's from there you can get to your Google Account settings most easily.
- Google Docs can be accessed via the Drive link in the upper left corner of the Mail page.
- We'll use the following naming function for Google Documents (process papers):
Per# Last First Assignment Title
- If the assignment is called "JFK Paper", my document title would look like this:
Per1 Giddings Andrew JFK Paper
- Share it with me (agiddings) using the Share link in the upper right of the document window. Allow me to edit and I can leave comments for you.
- Share one file. Google maintains a revision history for everything done to a file. You do not need to submit a rough draft as it is incorporated into the file. Please submit only one file per paper.
- Please clear your paper of comments left by other people before the due date. Think of it as submitted a clean paper, not a rough draft others have written on.
- From your Fife Schools email window, click more at the top of the screen and then click Blogger.
- login using your FULL fifeschools email address
- Turn in your assignments by posting them to your blog with the title of your post being the title of the assignment.
Some important guidelines about blogging.
- Always make sure you check over your post for spelling errors, grammar errors, and your use of words.
- Never disrespect someone else in your blog, whether it’s a person, an organization, or just a general idea. You don’t want someone making a stab at what you are passionate about; don’t do it to someone else. Avoid the ad hominem fallacy.
- Don’t write about other people without permission; if you can’t get their permission, use first names only. Never share someone elses last name.
- Watch your language! Remember that this is a school space and should be reasonably professional.
- Make sure things you write about are factual. Don’t post about things that aren’t true.
- Keep it education-oriented. That means that you probably shouldn’t discuss your plans for the weekend.
The best simple but thorough definition of blogs & blogging is at Wikipedia. Adapted from http://patterson.edublogs.org/all-about-blogs/