Why Google?-- Back in 2011
Google Apps in Education offered the services we needed for our staff: web sites, email, online collaboration with google docs -- all free for education. We were able to create a public presence about the school for the community and a private community for students. The only cost is for Postini security backup for email as required by law; schools receive a 66% discount, but it is still expensive. However, that archiving price must be paid for no matter what system we use. The low maintenance, free services offered by Google help us create a collaborative community for the school and our school community. Thank you, Google!
These links helped our school learn more about Google Apps in Education-- some are no longer working.
16 minute video by Jill Galloway
Google Apps Security Philosophy
Google Online Training and Groups:
Google Apps User Group by Eric Curts
Sheri's Diigo Google Help Bookmarks:
Diigo Bookmarks for Google Help
From Kathy Schrok
Google Apps Blog with information
A Teacher Google Site with Google Info
For the most accurate and current information, try these resources:
John Sowash Chromebook Classroom
Common Sense: Teachers Essential Guide