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6 Nifty Ideas For Using Google Apps In The Classroom Over the past few weeks I have collected some great classroom resources surrounding the use of Google for various classroom activities. Here are a few of my favorites. (In no particular order. I don't want to make anyone jealous or anything...) Googlioshttp://sites.google.com/site/googlioproject/ E-portfolios are becoming more and more popular. This site teaches educators and students how to organize all of their digital content in one place (a Google Site) for showing off their best work.
Ten Reasons to use Google Apps Education Edition at your school or University September 19th, 2010 // 7:31 am @ admin 1. Students are more comfortable with Google It's a fact: students all over the world feel most comfortable using Google as their e-mail of choice. Knowing that student-age users have a very keen insight into digital communication platforms, it makes sense to give them the tools they prefer. 2.
Google has been working hard to continually update their suite of tools recently. Different tools have been released on a regular basis over the last couple of months. Google Apps is actually a suite of Google applications that brings together a series of services to help an organisation like a school. It is a service that lets schools, and institutions use a variety of Google products -- including Email, Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Google Talk -- on a unique domain name (e.g.,www.yourschool.com). 40 Ways to use Google Apps in the Classrooom
Today, the entire public school system of Oregon will embrace Google Apps. 400,000 Students, teachers, and administrators will have access to a common e-mail and chat system, cloud-based collaboration tools, and a robust multimedia streaming service. Traditionally, statewide adoptions of any kind in education are hotly contested, with the most minute details up for extended debate. But the case for Google Apps in education is compelling in many ways. Why Schools are Turning to Google Apps
©2007, Helen C. Barrett, Ph.D. Workflow • GoogleApps for Education • How-to Guides • Tool Comparison • Workshops Available under construction - check back frequently See more detailed Google Site developed by Dr. Barrett: ePortfolios with GoogleApps 2007 Version
Chromebooks for Education Chromebooks are fast, portable computers that give students access to the web's rich educational tools & resources. These devices are easy to manage and affordable, starting at $229 and including Google Apps for Education for free. Visit site Google Apps for Education