Goals:*Increase student engagement
*Expose our students to the latest technology - software and hardware
*Create student centered learning environments
*Allow students and teachers to do new things, work collaboratively and create projects
*Prepare our students for the transition to online testing as we move toward Common Core State Standards
*Provide equitable access to computers to all students
Why Google Apps for Education?
Chromebooks for Education
What is Google Apps for Education?
Google Apps - who else is using it? Lots of schools!
RJUHSD Google Apps Training Site
RJUHSD Chromebook Resource Site
Educational Benefits of Chromebooks and GAfE:
*Fast boot time – 8 seconds - They boot up in 8 seconds and resume instantly -- eliminating the typical
down time wasted while traditional computers start up and connect to a network.
* Applications, school work, and settings are stored in the cloud, so multiple students can use the same
Chromebook and still have their own personalized experience when they sign in.
* The Google Applications are free for student use; such as Google Docs (word processing, spreadsheets,
* Allows for easy student and teacher collaboration and feedback.
IT Benefits of Chromebooks and GAfE:
*Web Based Management
*Reduced setup time
*No programs to install – all student work will be saved in the “cloud”
*Updates are automatic
*Easy to use - minimal IT support needed.*Inexpensive - allows more devices to be purchased
Google Apps for Education
Note about Google Apps and Education: