Google Docs

  • When completing assignments that must be typed, we use Googledocs, an Internet site that allows students to create typed documents.
  • Googledocs is very similar to Microsoft Word, but because it’s an Internet site, it can be accessed anywhere!!! (Including at home or even on your smart phone!)
  • Googledocs works best if student’s access it using Google Chrome.
  • Students can get to Googledocs by going to HTTP://mail.google.com/a/altoonastudent.com

  • The Altoona Area Junior High School created a Googledocs account for every student when they entered 7th grade. So every student has a specific USERNAME that they must use each time they log in.
  • There’s a formula that students follow to figure out their username. The formula is as follows:
    • The student’s first name, followed by a period followed by
    • The student’s last name, followed by
    • The LAST TWO digits of the student’s ID number, followed by
    • @, followed by
    • altoonastudent.com

    • For example if the student is Pamela Marie Davis with an ID # of 123456, her username would be pamela.davis56@altoonastudent.com

  • Students must create a password for the site. Team 3 teachers require that their students’ passwords follow the following formula:
    • Student’s full ID #, followed by
    • Student's initials of first and last name