As an awesome addition to our digital tool box, our District recently connected to Google Suite for Education (formerly known as Google Apps for Education or GAFE).
While we still have access to our Office 365 accounts, you now have the option to choose from a wider assortment of tools. Check out the comparison chart below for a few ideas on how things line up between Office 365 and Google.
Just like with Office 365, you can take advantage of the many great Google apps on your desktop computer and through your iPad.
To use Google Suite on your iPads, you will want to get the apps first. In your app store, search for Google, and download those that you think you will get the most use out of. You will at least want to download Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Photos. Although there are plenty more you can take advantage of.
Sign InAfter downloading the apps, the first thing you will want to do is sign into the Google Drive App.
Try it Out
Share it with one other person by pressing the dot stack in the top right hand corner, choose Share and Export and type their email. Before you send the email, double check the editing privileges, by pressing the pencil symbo next to the email.
In the Docs OR Drive app press the "pancake stack" in the upper left hand corner to locate your "Shared with Me" area.
|Shared with Me is under the main menu|
Working from a Browser
- Go to Google
- Log in by pressing "Sign In" - Upper Right Hand Corner
- Use School Email and Password
- Take some time to explore these apps in both the browser and on your iPad to get a feel for how they work together, how you can use them to collaborate and think about how giving your students a choice between platforms might be a good way to expose them to many different types of storage and document creation tools before they graduate.