Google Apps for Education Explained


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Google Apps for Education is a set of online software applications which can also be enabled for offline use, offering much more than just a replacement for the Microsoft Office suite familiar to Windows users. Designed especially for education, this software suite is revolutionising the learning experience in schools throughout the world, earning rave reviews from teachers and students alike.
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Gmail: More than just email. Text, voice, and video chat means that students and teachers can see who is online and connect instantly. Don’t want your students using chat? Want to limit who can send emails to whom? It’s all in the administrator’s control.
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Google Calendar: Share and overlay calendars with selected colleagues or students to see when people are available - a great way to manage staff schedules, teams and clubs.
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Google Drive: Share individual files or whole folders with specific people or your entire team, even parents or contractors, on any device, anywhere.

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Google Docs, Sheets and Slides: Share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Collaborate in real-time with your team or with your whole school. You can publish final documents to the entire world too.

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Google Sites: Students can build project sites without writing a single line of code. It's as easy as writing a document.

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Google Classroom: Students can build project sites without writing a single line of code. It's as easy as writing a document. Google designed Classroom with the help of teachers and students in mind. It was created to give teachers more time to teach and students more time to learn, allowing you to:

  • Create and collect assignments - Classroom weaves together Google Docs, Drive, and Gmail to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly. They can quickly see who has or hasn’t completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback to individual students.
  • Improve class communications - Teachers can make announcements, ask questions, and comment with students in real time - improving communication inside and outside of class.
  • Stay organised - Classroom automatically creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student. Students can easily see what’s due on their Assignments page.

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