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St Pat's prezzo: March 2010

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St Pat's prezzo: March 2010

  1. 1. Google Apps in Education St Patrick's College, Silverstream  <ul><li>March 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  2. 2. Agenda for Today <ul><ul><li>Welcome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is Cloud Computing? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why use Cloud Computing? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why use Google Apps? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What is Cloud Computing? <ul><ul><li>Applications traditionally run on PCs, now available on any device with Internet (mobile phone, netbook, PC, ipod etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Web-based services&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Online applications&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Hosted services&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See Cloud computing handout </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Why use Cloud Computing? <ul><ul><li>Applications and data available any time, anywhere by anyone - even on your mobile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tremendous opportunity for collaborative work online in real-time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal upfront costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save money by using cheap &quot;netbooks&quot; instead of PCs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Latest version always available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Backups handled by someone else </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Why use Google Apps? <ul><ul><li>Free! * (for schools and homes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Already used by many schools in NZ and around the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google is by far the leader in online applications .... and will use its huge development resources to remain so! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Gears for offline access </li></ul></ul><ul><li>       </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is Google Apps?              Mail (free)                         Docs (free)              Sites (free to 100gb)            Calendar (free)                Contacts (free)                 Postini (free)                                   Video (free to 10gb)           Chat (free)
  7. 7. Google Docs <ul><ul><li>Brilliant suite of office applications - word processing, spreadsheet, online forms and presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasis on collaboration - multiple users working simultaneously! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to learn, upload to and from, easy to use! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideal for students and most staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Store your files online in any format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet down?  Google Gears! Limited at present, coming out 2010. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Google Sites <ul><ul><li>Exciting online web development tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple for students to create their own &quot;point and click&quot; websites .... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows a safe accessible link to learning in classroom. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fantastic for encouraging child speak and reflection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>right up to heavy duty HTML! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include video, gadgets, calendars, images, ..... </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Google Calendar <ul><ul><li>Great time and resource management tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share amongst principal, staff, BoT, ... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate work calendar with personal calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain privacy as required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forget the old diary - use your mobile phone instead! </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Google Video <ul><ul><li>Worried about kids being exposed to inappropriate material on YouTube? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Ring fenced&quot; video library - download approved videos from YouTube, etc and add your own school's videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete control over content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce time wastage and demand on school Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10GB per schools for free </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Google Mail <ul><ul><li>Free hosting and filtering of school mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unlimited number of users, each with massive mailbox (>7GB) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Gmail or your own mail client eg MS Outlook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Migration of legacy mail available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep your school domain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save cost on mail servers! </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Q&A Maria Casale  Watchdog Corporation Ltd www.watchdog.net.nz

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