Nespelem School District is going Google...
In 2009, our school district needed to cut the budget; we were paying a lot of money for a clunky website and email. It was not easy to modify and personalize, yet the cost was high.
After research, we discovered Google Apps for Education (GAFE). I began using Google with my students, and we began a transition to Google Apps. Our students enjoy the collaboration and access -- anywhere a computer is connected, students have access to their work.
We are still working on transitioning our staff to Google. The Technology Committee conducts its meetings online through Google Docs editing and and discussion.
In the spring of this year, I developed a course to introduce staff to Mail. Calendar, and Blogs. We hope to continue next fall.
Links to our journey are at right, created by me to bring us into the GAFE world.
Please contact me for information. Ms Edwards
Model Lesson 1 Inquiry / Collaboration
Model Lesson 2 Writing / Collaboration
Example: Veterans Project
Introduction to GAFE information (2009 - 2010)