Google Apps for Education is a web-based suite of programs provided by Google for schools to use.
All Google Apps services can be accessed from anywhere with an Internet connection (school, home, Smart Phone, etc.) This reduces the need for flash drives and home access to network drives.
Since Google Apps is all online, it is the same everywhere it is used, with no worries about having different versions of a program at home and at school.
Google Apps allows easy access to shared documents and files among teachers and students, so assignments can be turned in electronically and collaboration is easy on projects with co-workers and classmates.
Core Google Apps for Education suite includes:
Gmail — Email storage and search tools help students find information fast and to instant message from inside their accounts.
Google Drive — Share documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Collaborate in real-time with teams or with whole schools.
Google Calendar — Teachers and students can organize schedules, and share events and calendars with others.
Google Sites — Websites for a teacher, school, team or department allow groups to work together to keep related documents, web content and other information in one place, on one site.
Staff and Student Accounts
Google Apps for Education content for Cincinnati Public Schools will be filtered and monitored by Gaggle, the safest monitoring system available for school districts.
The student Google Apps accounts are provided to students for educational use:
- To communicate with teachers
- To submit assignments to teachers
- To collaborate with other students on school projects