Creating a Google Account
1. Go to http://www.google.com 2. Click on the “Sign In” link in the top right corner
3. Click on the “Create an account now” link
NOTE: The following are suggestions only. Fill out the form as you see fit.
Type in a current email address (Edumail or BigPond etc.) Type in a password (it will prompt you if it’s not strong enough) Re‐enter the password Untick the “Stay signed in” if you are on a public computer or a computer that can be accessed by students Untick “Enable Web History” to stop Google tracking all web searches and web activity (see image – right – for details)
4. Enter the remaining information and click the “I accept. Create my account” button on completion. NOTE: If unsure about the word displayed, you can click on the wheelchair icon to have it spelt out in audio A Google account will give you access to:
Google Docs (an online Office suite) Google Groups (online discussion groups – eg. Year 5 Maths Teachers, Moreland Region) Google Reader (an RSS Reader. See RSS in Plain English on TeacherTube for more information)
Additionally, you may want to sign up for Gmail, which provides 7.1GB of space and instant chat services with conversation history.