Google Apps for Education
What is Google Apps for Education (GAFE)?
Google Apps for Education, commonly known as GAFE, is a free set of web based collaboration tools. Included in this suite of tools are Docs for word processing, Sheets for spreadsheets, Slides for presentations, Forms for surveys, Google Classroom and more. These applications do not reside on the computer itself, but are accessed through a web browser. This is considered working in the "cloud". The benefit of this structure is that it allows flexibility in accessing documents and projects from ANY computer or mobile device with Internet access. Staff and students can access their school documents from a computer lab, the classroom, the public library and even from home!?
Parents are encouraged to explore Google Apps with their children by logging in together. It is OK to ask your children to share their Google login with you to look over their schoolwork stored in Google Apps.
Westfield Public Schools is a "Google Apps for Education" District. That means students in grades 2-12 may have Google accounts through our domain. However, at this time students in grades 6 - 12 are the primary users. A few elementary classrooms may use Google as a pilot program.
Students are expected to follow school rules when online just as they do in the classroom. Students must follow the guidelines as outlined in the Student Acceptable Use Policy (AUP), and the District's Code of Conduct policy.
Interested in Learning More?
If you would like to learn more about Google Apps for Education, visit the web sites listed below:
Google for Education
Google Apps for Education Common Questions
Google Apps for Education in 101 Seconds (video)