Our Firstclass to Google Transition is officially over (although we're constantly learning new things and incorporating new google features into our practice).

Feel free to surf about this site for some resources. You might also be interested in two reflection posts that I (Matt Montagne) created. Hopefully this content and these reflection posts helps prepare you and your organization for a successful migration to Google Apps for Education.

Rating Our Transition: The Good
Ration Our Transition: The Mistakes

Matt Montagne
February, 2010

Faculty, Staff and Student Updates

  • Options for Sharing Google Docs If you simply want users to read your draft, then consider the following options:1. Post your content to your own google site (like I'm doing here) or your department's google site and send the direct link in the body of your email to your targeted audience.2. Attach your draft to an email3. Copy and paste your draft directly in the body of the email.4. Publish a google document as a web page and copy and paste the URL into a new email.If you want your users to contribute ideas and co-author your document, then consider doing the following:1. Create a google document and invite other people to collaborate by using 'Share ...
    Posted Oct 5, 2009, 4:07 PM by Matthew Montagne
  • Setting Gmail as your Default Mail App On Firefox we found a way to set your Casti Google Mail as your default email program when clicking "Send To" or "Mail To" links on a web page.Here is what you do on Firefox (we'll have something worked out for Safari soon).1. Go to Castilleja Mail.2. Copy and paste the following text into the address bar of firefox and press return on your keyboard. A little popup window should appear and you'll click one of the Gmail icons as the default mail application.javascript:window.navigator.registerProtocolHandler("mailto","https://mail.google.com/a/castilleja.org/mail/?extsrc=mailto&url=%s","GMail")3. Test this out by clicking here and clicking on the :Send Mail ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2009, 3:17 PM by Matthew Montagne
  • The Basics of Google Chat Tutorial Created by Christina Nawas and Sarah Barnum, this is a brief overview of using Google Chat for communication:
    Posted Aug 18, 2009, 5:47 AM by Matthew Montagne
  • The Basics of Google Calendar Tutorial This handout was created by Heather and covers the basics of using Google Calendar:
    Posted Aug 18, 2009, 5:45 AM by Matthew Montagne
  • Google Student Resource Center Please check out the new "Google Student Resource Center" site created by Sam Cecil, class of 2011. The purpose of this site is to provide helpful information and resources to help support students as we transition to our new collaborative workspace here at Castilleja. Click the link along the left side of the page that says, "Google Sites," to view a series of brief videos on how to use Google Sites.Props to Sam for her excellent work in getting this resource up and running!
    Posted Jul 2, 2009, 11:22 AM by Matthew Montagne
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Tech Notes (Tech Team Planning)

  • Student Class Mailing Groups All Created Props to Adam for coming up with an automated way to create the class mail groups. We're happy to report that all of these mail groups for the various ...
    Posted Jun 3, 2009, 5:22 PM by Matthew Montagne
  • Migration Support Develop a list of Faculty and Staff to help us figure out the level of migration support that each person will need.FlaurieJohn KEvelyne
    Posted Jun 10, 2009, 9:28 PM by Matthew Montagne
  • 5-13-2009 Tech Dept Transition Meeting Junior and Seniors aliases (done)Students should change their signatures informing others of their new signatures.Adam-do the aliasing for Juniors and Seniors (done)Matt- Screencasts (screencasts for importing ...
    Posted May 21, 2009, 6:33 PM by Matthew Montagne
  • Alumnae Network Created A new, separate domain has been created for our Castilleja Alumnae. The domain is: alumnae.castilleja.org. Again, this is separate from our castilleja.org network. I added all of ...
    Posted May 13, 2009, 10:15 AM by Matthew Montagne
  • SAML Sign On Page Adam created a really slick customized sign on page for our Google Apps network. It took quite a bit of code wrangling on Adam's part, but in the end ...
    Posted May 2, 2009, 8:36 AM by Matthew Montagne
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Creative Commons License
FirstClass to Google Transition by Castilleja School is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at sites.google.com/a/castilleja.org/google-transition/.


Google Transition - Why, When, How??

Recent Files

  • GoogleDocs-TipsTricks.pdf   308k - Nov 15, 2011, 1:41 PM by Steve Taffee (v1)
  • GoogleMailandGoogleAppsFAQ.pdf   465k - Nov 15, 2011, 1:31 PM by Steve Taffee (v1)
  • FirstClass Conference Decision Tree.png   57k - Nov 15, 2011, 1:27 PM by Steve Taffee (v1)
  • FirstClass Conference Migration Plan - Non-Teaching Conferences.pdf   190k - Nov 15, 2011, 1:26 PM by Steve Taffee (v1)
  • Dashboard Links.zip   750k - Jun 15, 2009, 4:13 PM by Matthew Montagne (v5)
    ‎Put these shortcut links to email, calendar, moodle, etc on your computer to make accessing these resources a little easier for you. ‎
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Recent List Items

Interactive Transition Timeline A sample timeline for the proposed transition 
Google Apps for Education/Enterprise Blog Lots of tips, tricks and information from Google on their Apps for Ed/Enterprise 
Top 10 Reasons to Switch to Apps for Ed  
Google Apps Online Help  
Calendar and Contact Syncing on your phone Directions for configuring your mobile device to access your calendar and contacts 
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Subpages (1): Google Apps API