Google Apps Overview
What is Google Apps?
Google Apps for Education is comprised of a suite of applications hosted by Google including Drive, Spreadsheets, Forms, Calendar, and Sites. These services are collaborative tools that enhance a student’s work as an individual and in collaboration with other students.
The School District of Jenkintown manages a closed Google domain for use by students in grades K-12 and faculty. This allows these applications to be used at home and school for school-related projects with enhanced security, privacy, and supervision of content.
Google Apps allows our teachers and students to share information, to assign, complete, and grade digital assignments, and to save work in a secure environment.
Benefits for Students/Teachers/Parents:
The interactive and collaborative features of Google Apps make them an ideal platform for students to gain essential 21st century skills. Among the features of the Google platform include:
Access to the most advanced technology
Access to digital content means no more papers lost in the shuffle
Anytime, anywhere access
Complete and constant back up
Free and robust productivity tools including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation tools
Google docs and calendar can be used to help organize students’ family life
Greater engagement and collaboration in class assignments
Integrated accessibility features including text to speech, speech to text, and magnified text
Parents can use the student’s Google account to view classwork and review assignment
Promotes student-centered learning
Tools to support student organization such as Google Drive, Calendar, Google Classroom
Google Apps for Education is currently used by more than 40 million students, teachers, and administrators around the world. The School District of Jenkintown maintains ownership of our student data and Google will not sell any data to third parties and we do not share personal information placed in our systems with third parties except when required by law.
In addition, there are no ads in any Google Apps for Education spaces and Google search is ad-free when a student is logged into his or her Jenkintown account.
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