Google Docs is a a cloud-based word processing tool - it's like Microsoft WORD but Google's version!
You can create a file, name a file and edit a file in a similar way to WORD.
You DO NOT have to save a Google Doc! Google does that for you!
You can create and name documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides home screens. Your Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides are then available to edit, share, and work on with others.
Create a document:
Name or Rename a document:
When you create a new document, it is named “Untitled” by default. To rename the file:
Saving a document:
1. Nope, nothing to do! Google automaticially saves your file and edits every few seconds!
Sharing a file:
Open the file you want to share.
Choose the Share icon in the top-right.
Add the people you wish to share the file with into the sharing box. Start typing their name and a pop up list of students/teachers will appear. Click on the person you wish to share the file with.
Click the dropdown arrow to the right of each person's name and choose the type of access you want to give to each person you are sharing with: To edit or To view.
To edit: The person can make changes to the file AND share it with other people.
To view: The person can ONLY view the file - not make changes.
Uncheck the "Notify people via email" box and Click Send, then click Done.
Select the Activity view to track the sharing changes for your file if you wish.