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.
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.
Google Apps for Education is free, and it also helps to reduce your overall IT costs and environmental impact. Moving to the cloud means you can spend less on electricity and IT infrastructure, reducing your 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.