Google for Education and Chromebooks
Access to information is changing the way we communicate and learn. Google for Education and Chromebooks now makes inspiring learning easier and can transform education.
This new suite of tools can help your school increase opportunities for critical thinking, support local and worldwide collaboration, increase creativity, aid communication, all whilst continuing to support the learning objectives that you have for your pupils.
For a comprehensive guide on how Herts for Learning can help your school use new technology to spark curiosity and a passion for lifelong learning view our Google for Education and Chromebooks online flip book.
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 G Suite 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 G Suite 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’.
A range of fast, affordable devices that update automatically, and are easy for schools to set up and manage.
- 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 in the classroom
A Chromebook ebook created by Herts for Learning’s Computing team is now 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 G Suite 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 ways to use a Chromebook in the Classroom
G Suite 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 G Suite for Education 100% free and Gmail doesn’t use any of your data for ads.
Read the computing and ICT blog for the latest on Chromebooks, G-Suite and Google Classroom.