Google for Education provides free productivity Apps for the classroom, including Gmail and document collaboration and free tool, Classroom. Don't forget Chromebooks too, the most popular devices for education.
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With Google Docs, your students can work smarter, not harder. Just share an item and with a couple of clicks every student in your class has access to the right version of any document, spreadsheet or presentation. Everyone can jump in and make edits at the same time. This promotes collaborative learning and is a great tool to aid team work and helps when submitting assignments.
Open communication between students and teachers
Using Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Hangouts, students can monitor their schedule and contact teachers easily about updates to class schedules or assignments. Teachers and IT departments can also easily monitor what students are working on and sharing.
All this, for free
Google for Education is free, and provides unlimited storage for all your students and teachers. Moving to the cloud means you can reduce your overall IT costs and environmental footprint. You are also backed up by Google’s security and privacy features which means your data belongs to you and is always backed up.
Classroom is available to anyone with a Google Apps for Education account, and is designed to help teachers to keep classes organised and improve communication with students. Classroom aids teachers in collecting assignments and providing feedback, and organising students calendars, plus much more.
Chromebooks for Education
Chromebooks are a great device to be used in the classroom. Chromebooks give students, teachers and administrators an easy-to-use solution which is web based and has long battery life, enabling students to work in the classroom or on the go. The web-based management console makes it easy for schools to manage a set of Chromebooks.