Google Apps for Education (& Google Drive) is available for all teachers and students in grades 9-12.
For teachers, the login will be the same as their email address (e.g. email@example.com). Teachers and students will be able to access their accounts by going to the login page.
Student accounts will be their username with @apps.mcgrawschools.org. example - firstname.lastname@example.org PW - mcgrawYYYY (mcgraw + year of graduation) - you will be asked to change your password the first time you log in.
Several tools are available through Google Apps for Education: You can learn more about the tools by clicking this link Calendar - Share calendars and subscribe to important calendars (such as a class's homework calendar) Drive - 20 GB of free storage per user. Docs - Use this to replace MS Word. Multiple users can work on and edit a document a the same time. Sheets - Use this to replace MS Excel Slides - Use this to replace PPT Sites - Create your own website with Google's tools. Youtube for School - thousands of youtube videos that have been curated for their educational value. Gmail - email will be available on a limited basis.
Google Drive Interactive Tour - This is a great place to go to get acquainted with the different functions within Google Drive. Starting here is a good idea.
Google in your classroom - These training modules show the various ways you can make your job easier and improve learner experiences using one or several Google tools.
A Good chart featuring some of the best educational chrome extensions for teachers (Educator's Technology)
Google Classroom - Getting Started - Google classroom is a learning management system that helps streamline document sharing. This isn't a necessary component of Google Apps for Education but using this portal will allow you to easily manage student workflows. This is a great option for anyone looking to flip their classroom or move towards a blended learning model.
Google Apps in the Classroom & Schools - Learn how the different Google apps can be utilized towards your teaching objectives. Whether it's making grading more responsive or improving communication with students, each teacher should be able to identify at least two ways that they can improve their lives using Google apps.