Google Account Guidelines

  • Go to:
  • 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 Documents 
  • 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.
  1. Always make sure you check over your post for spelling errors, grammar errors, and your use of words.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.
  4. Watch your language! Remember that this is a school space and should be reasonably professional.
  5. Make sure things you write about are factual. Don’t post about things that aren’t true.
  6. 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