Chrome and GAFE questions answered
What is GAFE
What is Chrome?
Why do I need Chrome?
We will be using Chrome to access Google Drive and other Chrome Apps to create documents and work at ADHS.
What is Google Drive?
What will we be doing in it?
- giving students access to cloud storage so they can access their work from any device wherever they have internet access
How does Google docs have anything to do with Chrome?
Chrome is the browser used to run your google docs. If you are staff or student of ADHS you will have a Google account, in the form firstname.lastname@example.org. Use this to log onto chrome, that will allow you to log on to any device and it will automatically load your documents, your settings and all of your apps.
If you are not staff or student at ADHS you can create your own google account in a variety of ways, including through Gmail and Google Drive. Once you have this account you can log into chrome, download your own apps and create your documents in Google Drive that will then be available anywhere you have an internet connection.
Can we use Google docs without Chrome?
Yes you can use Google docs without Chrome, but it may not be as functional as in Chrome.
What are Web Apps?
Apps is an abbreviation for application. An app is a piece of software. It can run on the Internet, on your computer, or on your phone or other electronic device. (http://google.about.com/od/a/g/apps_def.htm)
Web Apps or web-based applications are programs that are designed to be used entirely within the browser. Using apps, you can do things like create documents, edit photos, and listen to music, without having to install complicated software. (https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/1050586?hl=en)
What Apps will we need?
Initially, chrome has a standard set of apps; chrome web store, google docs, You Tube, Google Drive and G-mail. You can load your selection of Apps through chrome web store. It is anticipated that at ADHS we will have the capacity to connect, free, subject specific apps to each user.