Google Oregon to Open Education Apps for Students of Elementary to High School
Now a days it involves huge investments and brain to bring technology in an school. From the school I passed last year doesn't even have a computer. Oregon has become the first state to open Google Apps for Education to public schools throughout the state.
Today, The Oregon Department of Education will offer Google Apps to all the school districts in the state — helping teachers, staff and students use Gmail, Docs, Sites, Video, Groups and more apps within their school. This move is going to save the Department of Education $1.5 million per year.
Google Sites - With Google Sites students can build their own websites, who hardly get to see their website going online.
Communication - Enhances community's dialogue with hosted email, shared calendars and integrated video chat.
Collaboration - Google docs will help students and teachers to collaborate in a project helping students in real time, coaching them along the way.
and many more..
Oregon want's to make sure that students learn how to use the kind of productivity technology, they need in life.
Cloud computing tools like Google Apps are one way teachers, schools and now a whole state are addressing the issue. Oh, and alis volat propriis? That’s the Oregon motto. It means “she flies by her own wings” makes perfect sense for a state heading to the cloud.- Jaime Casap, Google Apps Education Manager
Do you also want to connect your school to Google Apps? What do you say?
Google's HTML5 Animated Logo, Best Doodle Ever