Our district uses Google's suite of productivity tools, which includes Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and a variety of other applications. All students in grades 4-12 are provided with Google accounts. This educational version of GSuite is different from the version used by businesses and the general public. For full information about Google's products for education, visit https://edu.google.com
The privacy of our students and staff is very important. Google provides services which are free of advertisements. Google also pledges not to share personal information that it collects from users or devices. For complete information about these policies, visit https://edu.google.com/k-12-solutions/privacy-security
The best place to get started is to visit the Google Apps Learning Center at https://apps.google.com/learning-center/
Google Apps for Education is a suite of tools designed to make teachers, students, and administrators more effective at communicating and sharing information and resources. Below is a chart of the apps, the purpose of each app, and resources that you can use to better learn how to use these apps.
Drive - Cloud-based storage for files and folders; sharing resources with others
Share almost any kind of files with students and have them share files with you.
Blended learning platform that allows sharing of announcements and assignments. Also allows students to turn in assignments online and for teachers to grade and return them online.
Google Classrooom 101 Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K26iyyQMp_g
Docs - Create documents
Create worksheets, fliers, newsletters, and other items and share them directly with students via Drive or Gmail
A great beginner’s guide for using Docs
Gmail - Web-based email
Communicate with one student or parent at a time or a whole class of students or parents.
Learn Gmail at http://learn.googleapps.com/gmail
The basics of Gmail - Part 1
The basics of Gmail integration at school and in the classroom
Sheets - Create spreadsheets
A great beginner’s guide for using Sheets
Slides - Create presentations
A great beginner’s guide for using Slides
Forms - Create surveys, questionnaires, quizzes, and other ways to collect information
Great ideas for using Google Forms with students
Sites - Create web sites
Learn Google Sites at http://learn.googleapps.com/sites
The basics of Google Sites - Part 1
The basics of Google Sites - Part 2
Drawing - Create drawings and images
Google’s guide for creating a drawing
Calendar - Store and share important dates and events
Learn Google Calendar at http://learn.googleapps.com/calendar
The basics of Google Calendar
Level 2 calendar training