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Getting Started With Google Apps for Education. Jay Blackman Director of Technology Brookwood School District 167 jaydblackman@gmail.com Twitter: jaydblackman. What Is Google Apps?. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJT3pagjd8s. What Is Google Apps?.

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getting started with google apps for education

Getting Started WithGoogle Apps for Education

Jay Blackman

Director of Technology

Brookwood School District 167

jaydblackman@gmail.comTwitter: jaydblackman

what is google apps
What Is Google Apps?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJT3pagjd8s

what is google apps1
What Is Google Apps?
  • A suite of free collaboration and creation tools from Google
  • Solutions for email, documents, websites, shared calendars and more
  • Available from any computer with an internet connection (including phones)
  • Requires no local IT support beyond desktop maintenance
  • Constant updates – no license costs
  • Email archiving and online storage
what is included in google apps
What Is Included In Google Apps?

Sites (Webpages)

Docs 

(Office Suite)

Calendar

Gmail

(E-mail)

Google Talk (Communications Suite)

Start Pages

the account
The Account

The differences between a Google Apps account and Gmail Account

Google Account using an email address as a login.

Google Account

Gmail Account

Google Account using an email address as a login.

Borrowed From Kern Kelley - http://sites.google.com/site/gtaresources/events/2010-07-29/apps

the difference
The Difference

Both

Google Account

Google Ed Apps Accounts

Gmail 

Google Docs

Google Sites

Google Wave

Calendar

Chat

Mobile

Groups

iGoogle

Maps

Bookmarks

Google Voice

YouTube

Admin Control 

(Postini)

Custom 

Domain

Video

Blogger

Picasa

Reader

Borrowed From Kern Kelley - http://sites.google.com/site/gtaresources/events/2010-07-29/apps

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What Is Included In Google Apps?

Sites (Webpages)

Docs 

(Office Suite)

Calendar

Gmail

(E-mail)

google mail gmail
Google Mail (Gmail)
  • Just like a regular Gmail account
  • Fully compatible with POP and IMAP
  • Threaded conversations
  • 7GB of storage per user (and growing)
google docs
Google Docs
  • Web-based replacement for Microsoft Office
  • Includes word processor, spreadsheets, presentations, and data collection forms
  • Real-time collaboration
  • Store files like a USB drive

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7y7NafWXeM

google calendar
Google Calendar
  • Shared calendars for individuals and groups
  • Integrates with mobile devices
  • Resource/room checkout
  • Free / busy system
  • Compatible with Exchange
google sites
Google Sites
  • Unlimited user websites (classrooms, sports teams, resources, etc.)
  • Users can collaborate on sites like a wiki
  • Can be used for private intranet sites
  • Includes gadgets for embedding media and Web 2.0 content
brookwood 167 s google story
Brookwood 167’s Google Story
  • In Year 2 of deployment
  • Staff domain for email + collaboration
  • Student domain for Grades 5-8
  • Email archived through Gaggle.net
  • Administrators using it for documentation
  • Sites replaced costly Web portal and teacher webpage software
  • Teachers now exploring the “paperless classroom”
why google apps for education
Why Google Apps for Education?

Cost:Free (for Educators).

The equivalent Premier Edition is typically

$50 per account, per year.

Email archiving is an additional cost.

 Educational institutions receive a 66% discount.

Borrowed From Kern Kelley - http://sites.google.com/site/gtaresources/events/2010-07-29/apps

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Why Google Apps for Education?

Free for Educators.

Email archiving is an additional cost.

 Educational institutions receive a 66% discount.

Email archiving is an additional cost.

 Educational institutions receive a 66% discount.

Borrowed From Kern Kelley - http://sites.google.com/site/gtaresources/events/2010-07-29/apps

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Email Archiving

  • Must pay for filtering (RedCondor)
  • Separate service w/ different control panel
  • Unlimited retention
  • Litigation holds
  • Free Message Security add-on
  • Integrates directly with your domain
  • Offers multiple year retention options (1 year vs. 10 years)
why google apps for education2
Why Google Apps for Education?

Cross Platform.

Borrowed From Kern Kelley - http://sites.google.com/site/gtaresources/events/2010-07-29/apps

why google apps for education3
Why Google Apps for Education?

Browser Agnostic

Borrowed From Kern Kelley - http://sites.google.com/site/gtaresources/events/2010-07-29/apps

why google apps for education4
Why Google Apps for Education?

One login for many services.

Borrowed From Kern Kelley - http://sites.google.com/site/gtaresources/events/2010-07-29/apps

why google apps for education5
Why Google Apps for Education?

Automatic Backup

Borrowed From Kern Kelley - http://sites.google.com/site/gtaresources/events/2010-07-29/apps

why google apps for education6
Why Google Apps for Education?

Collaboration

Borrowed From Kern Kelley - http://sites.google.com/site/gtaresources/events/2010-07-29/apps

why google apps for education7
Why Google Apps for Education?

Keep your work private.

Collaborate with friends.

Publish for the World.

Borrowed From Kern Kelley - http://sites.google.com/site/gtaresources/events/2010-07-29/apps

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Why Google Apps for Education?

http://www.google.com/enterprise/marketplace/home

what else does google do for schools
What Else Does Google Do For Schools?

 Google in Education F.A.Q. 

tinyurl.com/googleineducation

https://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=139019

google teacher academy1
Google Teacher Academy
  • One day intensive training at a Google facility
  • Only 50 educators each time (approximately 500 worldwide)
  • Learn about what tools Google offers schools
  • Access to a private Google Group
  • Advanced notification of Google products
  • Give feedback to Google

http://www.google.com/educators/gta.html

google certified trainer organization program
Google Certified Trainer/Organization Program

Find a Google Certified Trainer In Your Area

http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/edu/certification_index.html

frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions?

"Is it reliable?" 

http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/edu/customers.html

additional resources for educators
Additional Resources For Educators
  • Google Apps K-12 Lesson Plans
  • Google For Educators Discussion Group
  • Google Apps Education Community
  • Using Google In Schools
  • Google for Teachers Site
  • Google Summer Camp Site
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Getting Started WithGoogle Apps for Education

Jay Blackman

Director of Technology

Brookwood School District 167

jaydblackman@gmail.comTwitter: jaydblackman