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What is it?
Google Apps Education Edition is a broad IT solution that schools can use to bring communication and collaboration tools to the entire academic community for free. Google manages all the technology details, so you can focus your time, energy and budgets on teaching your kids.
How is a Google Account different from a Google Apps account?
Although Google Apps and Google Accounts allow you to access several of the same Google products, they're different types of accounts. A Google Account is a unified sign-in system that provides access to a variety of free Google consumer products -- such as Gmail, Google Groups, Google Shopping List, Picasa, Web History, iGoogle, and Google Checkout -- administered by Google. Google Apps provides access to products powered by Google but administered by a your organization.
Sample: Google Calendar
Google Calendar is a great way to keep track of multiple schedules. Hale Kula Elementary School uses Google Calendar for our master calendar. Faculty and staff can access our master calendar anytime and anywhere. Below is a snapshot of this week's schedule. The master calendar is in blue and my business calendar is in turquoise.
Links to more information
Learn about all of the features and benefits of Google Apps Education Edition. In this recorded online seminar, you will:
- Hear why other organizations have made the switch
- Learn how other organizations are using these services
- Watch a demo of Google Apps Education Edition