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Google Apps

What are Google Apps?

Google Apps for Education  is a free suite of hosted email and collaboration applications for schools and other educational organisations.

Rob Clarke, principal of Te Kura o Tiori Burnham School, explains how and why they use Google Apps. He discusses the implementation process and the benefits to staff and students.

Parkvale School

Introducing Google Apps to our school – Parkvale School 2011  
In this reflective summary, Parkvale School describes their inquiry into using Google docs for communication. Their aim was to provide easy access to information enabling staff to contribute to documents and discussion in a collaborative way. Staff share their experiences and key lessons learned.

Pt England School

Google apps for education helps Pt England School raise achievement levels
Dorothy Burt, e-learning leader, blogs about the improvements in engagement resulting in significant progress in literacy. She explains the benefits of the teacher dashboard to manage the student learning environment and making the feedback exchange quick and easy.

Featured snapshot of learning

Increasing ownership of learning through e-Portfolios
Read how e-Portfolios were created using Google Apps and Teacher Dashboard.

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