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What is Google Classroom?

Classroom is a new tool coming to Google Apps for Education that weaves together Google Docs, Drive and Gmail to help teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and communicate with their classes with ease. It lets students organize their work, complete and turn it in, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers.

google-classroomClassroom helps teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly. When teachers create assignments, they can choose to share a single document, or automatically make a copy for each student. They can quickly see who has or hasn’t completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback.

Classroom automatically creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student. Students can easily see what’s due on their Assignments page, so they can stay on top of their work.

Classroom also lets teachers make announcements and pose questions—improving communication inside and outside of class.

What Can I Do With Google Apps?

Super_Gmail_Logo_nSmalGoogle Mail
  • Inbox space for everything, and no ads
  • Google Apps offers up to 30GB of storage per user, powerful spam filtering and a 99.9% uptime SLA. All hosted by Google – there’s no cost, and no ads.
  • Work fast, save time
  • Gmail is designed to make everyone more productive. Up to 30GB of storage means no need to delete anything, powerful search means everything is in each reach, and labels and filters help your users stay organized. Gmail is securely powered by the web, so students and faculty can be productive at home, on the road, or on their mobile devices.
  • Connect with people, according to your rules
  • The inbox isn’t just about messages, it’s about people too. 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.

Google Calendar

calendars

  • Easily schedule lessons and meetings
  • Overlay multiple calendars to see when people are available – a great way to manage staff schedules, for example. Google Calendar sends invitations and manages RSVPs.
  • Integrated with your school’s email
  • Google Calendar is integrated into Gmail and interoperable with popular calendar applications.
  • Share with classes, teams and clubs
  • Calendars can be shared school-wide or with select colleagues. A range of sharing permission controls help maintain security and privacy.

Google Docs, Slides and Sheets

  • Docs – Create rich documents with images, tables, equations, drawings, links and more. Gather input and manage feedback with social commenting.
  • Sheets – Keep and share lists, track projects, analyze data and track results with our powerful spreadsheet editor. Use tools like advanced formulas, embedded charts, filters and pivot tables to get new perspectives on your data.
  • Slides – Create beautiful slides with our presentation editor, which supports things like embedded videos, animations and dynamic slide transitions. Publish your presentations on the web so anyone can view them, or share them privately.

Drive-iconGoogle Drive

  • Access your files anywhere
  • Google Drive on your Mac, PC, Android or iOS device gives you a single place for up-to-date versions of your files from anywhere.
  • Bring your files to life
  • Share individual files or whole folders with specific people or your entire team or even contractors, partners and constituents. Create and reply to comments on files to get feedback or add ideas.
  • Store everything for next to nothing
  • Get started with up to 30GB of free space for each user.

 Youtube-iconGoogle Sites

  • Easy to build
  • Students can build project sites without writing a single line of code. It’s as easy as writing a document. And, to save even more time, you can provide them with hundreds of pre-built templates.
  • System and site-level security controls
  • Administrators can manage site sharing permissions across the school, and authors can share and revoke file access at any time.
  • Works across operating systems
  • Google Sites works in the browser on PC, Mac and Linux computers. Teachers, students, and parents don’t need buy or download software.

Migration Questions – Google Apps

You Charge £500 per annum – Why?! When Google Apps For Education is Free?

We charge for support. We also include in this ongoing cost – migration of of your old email! We mainly migrate Microsoft Exchange, KLZ (Kent Learning Zone) and RM Easymail. But, if you have another provider, contact us, we may be able to assist.

How Do You Migrate Our Email?

It’s easy when you know how! Our in house experts do all the hard work for you.

Is it alot of work?

No – not for you! If you have 1 account or 1000, we can help!