Why Google Apps?

There are many reasons that CCSS has chosen Google Apps for Education as our new communication platform. It will allow our students and teacher to work from school and home and also provide access on mobile devices.  

Gmail - Provides enterprise class of email service. Each account gets 25gb of space. This gives the ability for CCSS to provide internal email accounts for students.

Google Docs
allows teachers and students to create documents that can be shared . Students can hand in papers without having to print and can be worked on from home.

Google Sites will allow staff and students to publish classroom work, assignments and activities and share across the district. 

 Google Spreadsheets, presentations and forms allows student and teachers to collect data, give quizzes and build tables for classroom use as well as do presentations in class.

Google Calendar will allow students and teachers to plan assignments events and activities across the district. 

Below are some other reasons that make GAFE a great choice for our school

Secure – SSAE 16 Type II audited. Your data is private and secure, with 99.9% uptime and best in class disaster recovery at no charge.

Anytime, Anywhere – Since it's all browser-based, it's easy for teachers and students to work from any computer, without purchasing expensive software.

Protected – Define email filters to limit messages within your school domain and configure your sites and documents for school-only sharing.

Collaborative – Increase classroom engagement and assessment with real-time collaboration tools.   

 Free – Google Apps is free (and advertising-free) for students, faculty, and staff at qualifying educational institutions. We did not switch to it because it was free, that's just a bonus!