Getting Started with GAFEThis session will be a discussion on planning how to introduce the GAFE tofaculty and students. I will share the process we used to create a successfulprogram at our school including faculty and student training, as well asintegration. Dont think it is all roses at the start. We have had struggles as wellas success!
Administrator● Apply for GAFE account● Webinars● Conversion from First Class● Domain name decision teachers/students● Google Admin Group● Manual if under 5000 or purchase automation software
Principal● Total "buy in"● Time for training● Model use of GApps● Encourage mentors
Trainers●● Begin with GMail ○ desktop ○ mobile set up on device ○ show SMS● Chat off in beginning● Show signature
Other Staff● Office staff● Paraprofessionals● One-on-one aides● Open sessions
Extra Support● After school sessions● Create mentors● Planning time● Clerical Days● Informal
Success● Everyone on the same page● Ease of use● School to home● Work on any computer in school● No worries about version differences● Common for any platform● Mandatory for staff● DO Admin was on time
Struggles● New students● Need building level administration● HS - by department as ready● Time for adequate training