ICS Students Utilize GSuite in the Classroom
To conclude our Technology Blog Series we are highlighting GSuite (a brand of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools, software and products developed by Google), a heavily utilized technology tool at ICS – particularly in the middle school grades and, next year, in high school. You are likely familiar with Gmail, but perhaps less so with Google’s Classroom, Keep, Sheets, Docs, or Slides. Google’s apps have replaced many of the Microsoft Office tools we use in the classroom every day. The benefit to this is that the apps operate in the cloud, so our students can access the papers or projects they’re working on from any internet-capable device. GSuite has opened doors for our students in collaborative and distance learning. With their individual logins, students can access their projects from home at the exact same time as teachers or group members. Together they can edit work, write comments, or ask questions. GSuite also allows teachers to post and track assignments, keep their classes up-to-date on due dates, and easily send reminders.
The walk-through below is a very basic look at how GSuite is implemented at ICS. Every quarter we learn more about all of the pluses and minuses of the capabilities this program offers. As its use becomes more prevalent at our school, we want to make sure our parents fully understand the basics so that you can partner with us in guiding your child to wise choices when using technology.
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