There are many benefits of Google apps’ Education Edition. This is a free extensive IT solution that can be used by schools, and other educational facilities, to bring collaboration and communication tools to the entire campus. The technology is managed by Google so you can focus all your energy and time on teaching students.
Teachers, students, and other employees can get things done quicker, and effectively share their ideas. This is facilitated by powerful sharing and communication tools. The Education Edition provides email, as well as sharable instant messaging tools, online calendars, and a dedicated website which everyone can use for free. There is no need to install any software or hardware because everything comes from a web browser.
Education Edition includes a set of tools that can be customized to enable everyone to work together. You get complete connectivity without all the hassles. The entire school can be connected with powerful search, massive storage, and mobile access. There is no cost involved at all, no advertising required, and no costly maintenance of hardware.
Gmail offers 7 gigs of storage and has protection against viruses and spam. It’s also got video and voice chat, a built-in IM, POP and IMAP message access, and much more. Teachers will find the online calendar a great feature. They can simply access other teachers’ calendars to check that no double-bookings for events are scheduled. This not only saves time, but a lot of unnecessary confusion and re-juggling. You can even access the calendar with your cell phone.
You can easily build shared websites that include documents, gadgets, images, and videos. The video function enables you to share videos which people can rate, tag, and comment on. Every domain gets 10 gigs of video space for free. The talk feature facilitates instant free messaging, file transfers, and voicemail, that makes staying in touch as easy as A, B, C.
Google’s Groups allow students and staff to create their own forums. The Apps for Education component provides other tools that enable you to easily open APIs (application programming interfaces) so that you can integrate with other IT systems. Teachers and admin staff can create and share documents like reports and spreadsheets which can be accessed through their computers or mobile phones.
As can be seen, one of the major benefits of Google apps is the ability to connect an entire educational environment easily and effectively. Join the thousands of schools, colleges, and universities that trust these applications. What’s more, all the information and communications are private, secure, and safe.