AAPS going Google for students

During the 2014 -­15 school year, the technology department will launch Google Education for all students in Ann Arbor Public Schools. 

How will accounts be created?
To utilize Google in the classroom, each student will need to have a signed Google Permission form on file with the school office. 

ITD will auto create student accounts for students with permission slips on file twice a week.  This account will be considered the student's official Ann Arbor Public School District email address until such time as the student is no longer enrolled in the Ann Arbor Public School District. 

What does Google Apps for Education provide?

This will give students access to Google Docs (word processor, spreadsheet, surveys, presentation software), a Gmail account, Calendar, Drive, Docs, website authoring tools and more. This will allow your student to safely sign up for accounts online, collaborate with teachers and other students. These accounts will be used for school­ related projects and abide by the Technology Acceptable Use policy in the Code of Conduct.

Here are a few benefits to the Google System:
  1. The students have a safe, controlled email address.
  2. They can work on any paper, presentation, etc in class and access it on any internet capable
    computer to continue with it.
  3. Students can collaborate in real time.
  4. Auto Save feature provides some safeguard that changes will not be lost.
  5. Students can upload existing Office documents and edit them in Google Drive. They can also store
    other types of files in it (acting as a dropbox).
  6. Each students has a minimum of 5 gigs of document space and 25 gigs of email space. 
For more information, please view the AAPS going Google support site.

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