Google Apps for Education …. as ubiquitous as Paper & Pencil ?

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Google Apps for Education including private, secure and trusted ‘branded’ email is being used by numerous K-12 and HigherEd institutions. Read more about the good and the bad and what needs to be improved.

Originally posted on edtechdigest.com:

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GUEST COLUMN | by Rob May

CREDIT google apps for educationMore than seven million K-12 students throughout the country use Google Apps for Edu and they aren’t alone. Seventy-two of the top 100 Universities (according to U.S. News & World Report) use Google Apps too – including seven of the eight Ivy League institutions.  The service is quickly gaining traction as connectivity increasingly becomes an essential part of everyday learning.  Students and teachers can easily collaborate in real time through a web application, and the vast majority are already familiar with the Google platform, meaning adoption is fairly seamless. The service is also compelling for IT departments working on tight budgets with limited infrastructure resources.

While the influx of Google Apps in the education sector provides huge opportunities for collaboration and cost-cutting, this new era also comes with its own set of challenges –…

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