Google launches education apps for school kids

By Shekhar Sahu on 29 April 2010 11:14 AM

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Nowadays it involves huge investments and the brain to bring technology into a 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 the 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.

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?

5 comments for this post

It will be brilliant idea if it implemented in India. However, the test should begin from city as most of the village yet to have a good internet connection.

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 2:26 PM  

What if internet becomes our birthright as finland $~)

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 5:23 PM  

A very good initiative...... i hope it starts in India too:).

Posted on May 3, 2010 at 1:54 AM  

If I open my school, this will definitely happen :)

Posted on May 3, 2010 at 7:57 AM  

A very good initiative...... i hope it starts in India too:).

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 3:35 PM  

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