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Gmail is a core G Suite application that makes email easy, saves you time, and keeps your messages safe. Sending emails with Gmail is intuitive, efficient, and practical. Every Gmail account includes robust security features, organized inboxes, and personalized settings. Gmail can be accessed with a wide variety of internet-ready devices and it's widely viewed as one of the most popular email applications on the planet.
Google calendar is a time-management and scheduling calendar service that helps people organize their responsibilities. This free application makes it easy to track all of life's events (work, personal, family, etc) in one place and sync your calendars to multiple devices. Users can easily share calendars, create events and reminders, and send invitations to others.
Google Chrome is the most widely used internet browser. Did you know that you can sign into Chrome’s browser separately from individual programs, such as Gmail? Signing into Chrome will allow you to sync your bookmarks, extensions and more across devices, making it a seamless browsing experience.
Chromebooks are easy-to-use, fast, and secure computers. This makes them a favorite for teachers as it removes the technology hassles, letting you focus on teaching and learning. With Google Chromebook Training, learn how to best take advantage of these devices in your classroom, from basic use and customization to integrating Google tools and services.
Bookmarks allow you to save and organize frequently visited websites in Chrome. With Chrome’s bookmark bar, you can organize bookmarks into folders and more to stay organized.
Chrome extensions extend the functionality of the web browser. From reading text on a page aloud to saving you money when you’re buying school supplies, Chrome extensions are versatile browser enhancements that are easy to install and use.
Google Drive is a cloud storage and synchronization service. It is also the home for all things Google, including Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, Drawings, Sites, Maps and more.
Incognito mode allows users to browse within Chrome without any of their browsing history, cookies and site data, or information entered in forms being saved. When using incognito mode, files that are downloaded and bookmarks that are created will be kept.
Note: Some districts may have disabled incognito mode, but it would be available if logged into Chrome on a personal Google account.
Google Docs is a free online word processor that allows users to create, edit, and share documents with or without an internet connection. This online platform saves documents to connected Google Drive accounts and brings documents to life with easy formatting and styling tools. Plus, you can collaborate in real-time with others on your Google Documents!
Google Forms is a free online tool that collects and organizes information into spreadsheets and allows users to easily create surveys and quizzes. Users can share their forms with others, add media, and update their form on-the-go. Google Forms combine multiple question-types, real-time results, and auto-grading functionality enabling easy data collection. Google Forms are simple to create and have a variety of applications both in and outside of education.
Google Slides is an online presentation tool that allows users to create, edit, collaborate, and present slideshows wherever/whenever. Google Slides allows for real-time collaboration, provides professionally made templates and themes to choose from, and saves your work to the cloud for access anywhere.
Google Classroom is a learning management system that allows teachers to create, distribute, and grade assignments in a paperless fashion. Google Classroom is free and helps students and teachers communicate, collaborate, organize and manage assignments, go paperless, and much more!
View, create, edit and collaborate in real time on Spreadsheets using Google Sheets. Spreadsheets are a great way to organize information, track progress on projects, analyze data, calculate information, and so much more.
Google Keep is a cloud-synced note-taking platform that allows users to quickly capture what's on their mind, set reminders, organize notes, and add voice memos for quick information collection.