For students and teachers, the Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and projects, and putting together spreadsheets, Web sites, and reports. Cloud computing (using Web based applications) allows for anytime, anywhere access to files for both students and teachers and avoids issues related to saving information on school servers including corruption and/or deletion of files, inability to access files off-campus, the infection of school computers with viruses from outside sources including thumb drives, and the incompatibility between home and school software.
Navasota ISD is using Google Applications Education Edition to provide students and teachers with access to Google applications including docs, presentations, spreadsheets, Web sites, and calendars. Students and teachers have access to accounts within the navasotaisd.org domain to facilitate access to these tools and the ability to share and collaborate within the district's Web domain.
Secondary students and all district faculty can now log in to Navasota's Google Portal. The link is located in Quick Links on the district home page. Technology integration specialist Jo Anna Moreland is meeting with teachers to introduce Navasota ISD Google accounts and applications and can meet with teachers/classes/students to demonstrate its value.
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