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    Chromebooks and Google Workspace for Education at Homerswood Primary School

    Homerswood Primary School in Welwyn Garden City has been working with Herts for Learning over the last two years, to implement the use of Chromebooks and Google Workspace for Education across the school. Starting with a single set of Chromebooks which were mainly used at the top of the school, they have gradually introduced more sets and developed their practice so that today they have an extensive Chromebook provision which is used effectively across the age-groups and curriculum.

    Herts for Learning has run a number of training sessions for both teaching and non-teaching staff, and also offers technical support to maintain the Chromebooks and Google Workspace environment.

    In the Spring term of 2019 Herts for Learning visited the school to make a short video to show how and why this school has adopted the Google technology. The video will be used as a tool to show other schools how this technology can add benefit, and how Herts for Learning can support them in their journey to ‘go Google’.

    Chromebooks

    A range of fast, affordable devices that update automatically, and are easy for schools to set up and manage.

    Classroom impact

    • thousands of educator-approved apps, books and videos
    • powerful, collaborative, easy to use software
    • teacher workflow tools for managing student work
    • boots up in about eight seconds
    • all day battery life

    Easy set up and management

    • web-based management
    • automatic updates
    • built-in security

    FREE - 50 things you can do with Chromebooks and Google Workspace

    A Chromebook ebook created by Herts for Learning’s Computing team and updated in May 2021, is available as a free download. It looks at 50 different ways that a teacher or pupil can use a Chromebook in their classroom. Each of the 50 ways includes suggestions of use, concentrating on using the core Google Workspace apps for creative and varied learning opportunities. The range of ideas featured includes:

    • recording a video
    • voice type in Google Docs
    • recording and publishing a podcast
    • making revision cards
    • carrying out a survey

    To download the ebook, please visit: 50 things you can do with Chromebooks and Google Workspace

    Google Workspace for Education

    A free suite of communication and collaboration tools – including Classroom, Gmail, Docs and Drive – that let students and staff work and learn together from wherever they are.

    Suite of productivity tools - Students can work together in real time in Google Docs (and Sheets, Slides and Sites) to complete a group project – in class and at home.

    Manage with ease - Administrators can set user permissions for accounts from any web browser.

    Keep data secure - Educators can configure dozens of critical security settings and features.

    Stay connected anywhere - Students, teachers and staff can work together anytime, from any device. With offline apps, they can keep working even without access to the internet.

    Inspire collaboration with Google Classroom - Connect teachers and students, both inside the physical classroom and beyond, through this powerful workflow platform. With Google Classroom teachers can easily hand out, collect in and mark work, hold online discussions, organise homework and much more.

    And get it for free - Schools get Google Workspace for Education 100% free and Gmail doesn’t use any of your data for ads.

    More information

    For more information on Chromebooks and Google Workspace for Education, please contact technology@hertsforlearning.co.uk

    Read the computing and ICT blogs for more about Google Workspace.

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