What Google Apps for Education Is:
Google Apps for Education is a suite of web-based software applications that allows for the creation of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, websites, email and much more. The benefits for teachers and students include the ability for students to collaborate on projects and assignments in real time online. They will also be able to access their files in Google Apps anywhere they have internet access at anytime on just about any type of device.
Google Apps for Education is available under the norwood.k12.ma.us domain for teachers, staff, and for students grade 2-12.
Services that are available to staff are :
Gmail: Gmail will be our email system for the district beginning summer 2015. Gmail allows for unlimited email storage for Google Apps for Education users as well as integration with Google Calendat, Hangouts and other Apps services.
Google Drive: Online document, spreadsheet and presentation tools that allow users to create, upload and share files. Each user has 30GB of storage space and can access their documents from anywhere they have an internet connection on almost any kind of device.
Google Classroom: With Google Classroom, educators can create classes, distribute assignments, send feedback, and see everything in one place.
Google Calendar: Google Calendar is a web-based calendar that allows you to schedule and share appointments and events, create tasks, and sync on your mobile devices.
Google Sites: Google Sites allows you to easily create and share web webpages individually, or as a team.
Google+: Google+ is a social network that allows you to build a profile and join communities. Connect with other educators, join discussions and share ideas. You can also use Google+ to host or join video hangouts.
Google Blogger: Blogger is Google's blogging platform, which allows you to create private or multi-user blogs for your classroom.
How to Sign into Google Apps for Education:
All Norwood Google Apps accounts sync with our network accounts, therefore you can sign into Google Apps using your NPS email address and the same password you use to log into your classroom computer. If you are having trouble logging in, please send email.
Google Apps for Education Resources:
Google Apps Documentation and Support Page - Contains user guides and resources about all services available with Google Apps for Education.
GSuite Teacher Training Center: Contains training modules for various GSuite tools including modules for becoming a Google Certified teacher.
Google Apps Video Tutorials - Contains a number of Google Apps tutorials and web resources for students and teachers.
Gmail Introduction Video - Four minute overview of Gmail presented with an eye to the educator
Gmail basics, tips and tricks - Great resource for learning the basic functions and some helpful tricks for using Gmail.
32 Ways to Use Google Apps in the Classroom - This presentation has examples and activities for using Google Apps in the classroom.
Google Apps Lesson Plan Search - Lesson plans for the classroom using Google Apps tools.
Google Classroom - Updated video tutorial for 2018
- Student/Family Technology Assistance
- NPS Responsible Use Agreement (opens in new window)
- NPS 1:1 Chromebook Information
- NPS Technology Resources
- Technology Scheduling Calendars
- Norwood Public Schools Google Apps for Education
- Aspen SIS Family Portal Information
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