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Google Classroom – Using Google Docs to create a document on a mobile device

Google Docs is a very handy tool to create documents online and share them with others. It also integrates really well with Google Classroom …


Start by visiting your devices app store, and downloading the Google Docs app. Alternatively, click here to be taken to the apps download page from the Pinewood website …

Once you have downloaded the app and opened it, you will be greeted with the below screen. Click on ‘Sign in’ on the bottom left hand corner of your screen …

Enter in your child’s Pinewood School email address, and press ‘Next’ …

Enter your child’s password in, and then click on ‘Next’ …

Once logged in, you will be greeted with the below screen where you can view all of your most recent documents. Clicking on the ‘+’ on the bottom right hand corner will allow you to create a new one …

Pressing on the three lines on the top right hand corner of this screen will also bring up the below options, including allowing you to switch Google accounts, view documents other people have shared with you, and give you access to your ‘Bin’ where you will find recently deleted documents …

When creating a document, you will then be given the choice for if you want to either create a document using a template, or create a blank one. Press on ‘New document’ …

You will then be prompted to enter in a name for your document. Press ‘Create’ once done …

To bring up your device’s keyboard, you may need to press the pen button on the bottom right hand corner …

You will then be greeted with the below screen. This is where you type and populate your document. Using the options at the top and bottom of the screen you can do various things, such as format text and add tables …

To finish making changes, press on the blue tick on the top left hand side of your screen. This will automatically save the document into your Google Drive. A guide to which can be found by clicking here

You are also able to share your document with others. To do this, press on the person on the top right hand corner of your screen …

You will then be able to type in the user’s email address and configure their permissions (can read only or can edit the document). Once done, press on the paper plane button on the top right …