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Dear Parents,

 

This letter is to inform you of an exciting new innovation in teaching and learning at Cinnamon Brow CE Primary School. Over the past 12 months the staff have been working hard ‘behind the scenes’ to engage with an online platform called Google Apps for Education. (GAFE) We are now beginning the gradual process of introducing GAFE to the students across the school.

 

GAFE will provide the students with a range of web based tools for communication, collaboration, time management and document storage, plus many more features. All of these tools are housed on the Internet and can be accessed from any Internet-connected computer with a web-browser.  No special software is required.

 

These tools include:

☻  Google Classroom: an application that enables teachers and students to share activities/work

☻ Google Docs: word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and drawing applications that allows multi-user access and editing

☻  + many other useful applications that have educational potential

 

Our primary reasons for supplying these tools are:

☻  To give our students practice in using current technology applications and tools

☻  To give students the capacity to work on ‘no cost’ common software both at school and outside of school

☻  To facilitate “paperless” transfer of work between students and teachers

☻  To provide adequate long-term storage space for student work

☻   To help students work collaboratively

☻  Prepare students to be responsible digital citizen

 

To support the GAFE launch, a student portal has been developed. The student portal is basically a website that can be accessed from the School website under the Pupil drop down.  The portal includes:

☻  Direct links to the Google tools the students will be working with, enabling easy, uncomplicated access.

 

To Get started:

 

  1. Go to: classroom.google.com
  2. Click Sign in
  3. Utilising the email given to students enter into the email dialogue box
  4. The default password is password, students will be required to create a new password
  5. One logged in they will need to accept the terms of policy
  6. They will need to confirm that they are a students
  7. Finally, they will need to press accept to the class that they are in

 

 

Happy Googling!

 

Miss Ainsworth

Deputy Head

 

 

 

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