New Google Account Creation

 You are NOT required to create a new e-mail address; you may use any valid e-mail address.  However, if you already have a Gmail account, you may be able to sign into Google Docs with that address and password.

Here's how you do it:

Refer to the indicated screenshots on the right, if needed. 
(If you already have a Google account, skip to step 9!)

  1. Go to
  2. Fill in the requested information (screenshot 1)
    (NOTE: I recommend UNCHECKING the Enable Web History box, for privacy reasons, and UNCHECKING Set Google as my default homepage, unless you want it to be)
  3. Enter your birthdate
    (NOTE: This is to verify that you are 13 y/o or older)
  4. Verify the characters
    (NOTE: Yes, this can be a frustrating part of the process!)
  5. Read the Terms of Service
    (if you so choose)
  6. Click on I accept.  Create my account.
  7. You will then come to an Account Creation Confirmation page; check the e-mail account that you just entered and click on the link contained therein (screenshot 2)
  8. After you click on the link, you will be brought to an E-mail Address Verified screen; it will ask you for a cell phone number – YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ENTER A CELL PHONE NUMBER! (screenshot 3)
  9. Simply type in and you will be taken to the Google Docs sign-in page (screenshot 4)

For the Documents guided practice, click HERE...