01 Jul 10 benefits of using Google Apps for Education
“Google Apps for Education” is one of the best solutions for messaging, collaboration, interactive learning and online classroom by Google.
The Education edition of Google Apps is equipped with all necessary tools for communication, collaboration, documentation, storage, sharing, learning and high security. Google Apps for Education includes Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Drawing), Sites, Groups and many more.
First of all teachers can use Google Form to create a test with multiple choice or text based questions. They can then easily share it with a class or embed an entire test/exam on Google Sites.
Teachers can use Google Calendar and add all the classes, time table or upcoming events to it. This can be either shared with selective users or kept public for the class to subscribe.
Google Docs is a very interactive app with lots of new features, such as research, add-on, embed gadgets and more. Furthermore teachers can create documents, store it online, in drive and share with others with a choice of access.
Google Hangout can be used by end-users or teachers for taking online classes. Classes can be recorded and saved in the class-specific youtube channel. Tutorials/Webinars are the best way for students to learn and interact. In addition (Hangouts on air, Youtube). With Hangouts, one can do 1-to-1 or 1-to-many text/audio/video chat sessions.
Google Apps admin can control all apps, access and sharing settings for their institute. In addition this gives powerful control in the hands of admin to manage and monitor the use of the application.
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