Google Apps for Education - GAFE

GAFE Implementation Information

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What is GAFE?

Google is currently offering schools a hosted solution for their email, calendar, and storage through Google Apps for Education, their integrated communication and collaboration solution. Additionally, we can complement the core suite to meet our users' needs, with access to dozens more Google applications.

Benefits of GAFE

- Data Security

- Collaboration

- Access

- Productivity

- Low Cost

Google Product Available

Students and Staff are already using many of the Google products in the classroom. Access to applications can be controlled through the management system in GAFE.

Google Chromebooks for Education

Chromebook is a portable, inexpensive computer that runs only the Google Chrome browser. Chromebooks use the Google Apps. No additional software can be installed.

GAFE provides the management for the Chromebooks.

GAFE Project Scope

Spring 2014

1. Selected Pilot groups of teachers, students and staff. - HPHS, MIS and UP

2. Provisioning pilot group into GAFE

3. CITs attend Google Certification Training at ESC Region 10

4. CITs will train staff

5. Use applications until end of year - Drive, Docs and Sites

6. Gather feedback

Summer 2014

1. Provision all users

2. Develop training materials for staff

3. Work with each campus to develop deployment plan

Fall 2014

1. Offer training

2. District wide access will be available

3. Implement campus deployment plans