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What are the Google Apps for Education?
Also affectionately known as GAFE, Google Apps for Education are a suite of programs and tools that are provided by Google that are easily integrated into the field of education. Do you want GAFE for your child? What are other districts doing? Well...
So what are they going to be doing with their Chromebooks?
Students will be using the following Google Apps as their Basic Tools:
Are there any other tools or apps available in Google? YES! Here are a few you might enjoy with your children!
Chromebooks are devices that access the Internet. There is no software installed, no updates for programs. Chromebooks run the Google Chrome browser, which updates automatically and regularly while you are on the Web. Since there is no software, the devices have nothing to load. The result is a superfast connection to the Internet (8 seconds from powering up, 1 second from sleep mode on average). This makes these affordable devices perfect for the classroom, no more waiting!
Google Drive is a group of programs with the following features:
-Creation Tools (Docs, Presentation, Spreadsheet, Draw, Forms)
-Autosaves as you work
-Stores your Docs on the Cloud
-Uses all types of devices: multi-platform
-Accessible anywhere there is Internet!