Most people understand that the best use of limited school resources is in the classroom. What most people don't realize is how much work happens behind the scenes to help make teachers the very best they can be. Teachers love to teach and administrative tasks often slip by them, much to the annoyance of campus and district administrators. Coming up with a system that helps teachers with those necessary but onerous tasks can help school district improve in fundamental ways.
The TCEA 2016 Convention and Exposition is just about a month away, and Coolhead Tech, a Google for Education partner based in Austin, will make its premiere on the Exhibit floor with full solutions based on Google Apps, Hubspot, Ruckus WiFi, Ringcentral, Lenovo and Dell.
Any time an organization takes on an innovation the leaders worry about a successful implementation. Although every initiative will present its own problems, it helps when you can see how another school district carried out the changes involved in introducing Google Apps and Chromebooks for education to their stakeholders.
The best feature of Google Apps for Work could be the endless stream of new features. Because you access everything through the web, the updates are instantly available to you based on your Apps Admin's schedule choice. And while the online collaboration features in Google Apps are transformative, sometimes it's the little things that count. Here's our monthly roundup of changes, big or small, to Google Apps for Work and Education.
Google announced today that they will bring the same Google Drive for Work features with unlimited storage and enhanced administrative controls to Google Apps for Education clients in the coming months at no charge to schools participating in the program. A majority of Texas Schools use Google Apps such as Gmail, Calendar and Docs, Google's online alternative to Microsoft Office.
Google Classroom was recently introduced, and in August, it was made available to all Google Apps for teachers and educators. Designed to allow teachers go paperless, Classroom not only reduces paper use, but makes life easier for teachers as well. Instead of spending so much time dealing with creating papers, keeping track of papers and grading papers, Classroom allows teachers to save time on paperwork so they spend more time ensuring students get a great education.