Welcome to Homedale School District Google Apps for Education
Yes, HSD has gone Gone Google... with tools that are helping us transform teaching and always keep us learning!
The Google Apps for Education (GAFE) Suite provides tools that our entire school can use together...
...collaboration and communication no matter where you are or which device you're using!
In continuing the effort to empower our staff and students with technology for digital learning, Homedale School District has now made available the power of Google Apps for Education to all teachers, staff, and students. This Google account, within the boundaries of the Homedale School District Google domain, provides greater security and full administration of all accounts, and supports classrooms and administration offices by providing tools for collaboration, communication, and online cloud-based file storage.
Google Apps for Education includes Google Drive which offers access to word processing tools such as Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
All HSD Staff and students have access to Google Drive:
- K-2 students have a "generic" account and access to Google Drive;
- 3-4 students have a their own account and access to Google Drive;
- 5-12 students also have Google Calendar and a Gmail account activated for educational use.
Google Apps for Education is all online, reducing the need for flash drives and the school network drives. Since Google Apps is the same everywhere you use it, there is no issue with having one version of a program at home and a different version at school. With Google Apps, documents and files may be easily shared between teachers and students. Students can turn in assignments electronically and collaborate on projects with classmates.
The purpose of this website is to provide teachers, staff, and students resources, tips, and updates for using the Google Apps for Education suite.
The following supporting documents provide a great place to begin:
Your HSD Google Apps account is NOT to be confused with your personal gmail account They are totally separate accounts! You can only share HSD Google App files among the students, staff, and teachers using your HSD Google Apps account.
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