Google for Education

At the Hayfield School we use Google for Education to support our students and staff in school and out. The suite of applications brings with it several educational, administrative and cost saving benefits to the whole school community. 

All students have an unique google account and will use the following tools: 

Tool
Description
Google Drive
An unlimited online storage area, which can be accessed from any online device e.g. phone, tablet, laptop etc.
Google Classroom
An online virtual classroom where teachers can share a wide range of resources with students to support high quality learning. This will be used in the case of any remote learning to access lessons, and during the school year for the sharing of homework and resources to support revision in subject areas.
Google Docs/Sheets/Slides
Google’s free to use on-line version of a word processor, a spreadsheet and presentation software. These tools offer powerful collaboration possibilities and can be accessed and edited from any online device.
Google Forms
A flexible and powerful tool, which can be used to create online surveys or interactive worksheets.
Access to the Google applications can be gained through the Google chrome internet browser and on pieces of technology ranging from mobile phones, games consoles, tablets, PCs and laptops.

Chromebooks

Alongside the use of Google for Education we also use chromebooks in school, these are portable devices similar to laptops but are specifically designed to run the Google applications mentioned above. 

We are aware as parents/carers you may wish to support your child’s studies at home through the purchase of a device to complete school work. Although any device can access the Google applications through an internet browser, we recommend the purchase of a chromebook for this purpose as it runs seamlessly with all applications, is more affordable and has a long battery life and quick processing speed. 

Should you wish to know more about Google for Education and how we use it at The Hayfield School, please contact Mr D Scholey , Associate Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning.

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