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Google Apps for Education

Never have to worry about saving, backing up or emailing an attachment again!

In the January 2015 holidays the NSW Department of Education and Communities released the long awaited Google Apps for Education suite to all students and teachers in NSW public schools. This suite includes a variety of tools that will benefit all students in and out of school:

With Google Docs/Drive, students can easily collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, and slide-show presentations. Your docs are stored securely in the cloud where anyone you share them with (but only those people) can work on them—either individually or all at the same time. Great for:
  • Group-work
  • Timely feedback and reflection
  • Formative assessment
  • Collaboration and peer assessment
  • The Google Drive app can be downloaded and installed for free to act as a local folder on your computer or mobile device.


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To access Google Apps/Drive/Docs students simply need to go to any Google page and sign in at the top right with therefirstname.lastname* credentials. This is the same account used to access the Internet, Student and Sentral Portals and emails.

Google Apps are browser based. This means the documents, presentations, files, images and contacts stored in a Google Account can be accessed from any device with an internet connection, including phones and tablets.

More and more teachers in 2016 will be using Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365  to deliver lessons and allow collaboration activities in a variety of subjects. But even if your teachers aren't using Google Apps in their teaching practice, you may still use it to manage your notes and learning. And best of all... it's free!

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