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Google Education GAFE

G Suite for Education

The G Suite for Education (formerly called Google Apps for Education) core services are the heart of Google’s educational offering to schools. The core services are Gmail (including Inbox by Gmail), Calendar, Classroom, Contacts, Drive, Docs, Forms, Groups, Sheets, Sites, and Slides. These services are provided under the G Suite agreement.

 

Our schools using G Suite core services in compliance with COPPA and FERPA. G Suite core services contain no advertising and do not use information in those services for advertising purposes.

More than 50 million students, teachers, and administrators in almost every country in the world rely on G Suite to learn and work together. Our school is committed to protecting the privacy and security of all our users, including students.

Why use Google Apps for Education?
  • To provide learners with access to current technology applications and free tools designed for collaboration with other students and teachers
  • To give learners the ability to work on their documents both in school and at home - anytime and anywhere from any Internet-connected devices
  • To help learners work collaboratively, engage in peer-editing of documents and publishing for a wider audience within our school
  • To facilitate “paperless” transfer of work between learners and teachers
  • To provide adequate long-term storage space for learners work
  • Cost savings in terms of software licensing and document storage
 

 

Google Apps - includes word processing, spreadsheet, forms, and presentation applications. Learners can work on documents from any Internet-accessible computer/device and can share work with teachers and other learners. Learner's headaches from lost papers or damaged USB drives are a thing of the past as all files are stored in the Google Drive. 

Learner Guidelines :

  • Your account can only be used for class-related activities.
  • The Diocesan IUP rules apply to the use of Google Education Apps
  • Learners will not log in as another classmate.
  • Learners are responsible for their behavior online, just as they are in their classroom.
  • Communication with other classmates must be school related.
  • Access to and use of Google Apps for Education is considered a privilege.
  • The school reserves the right to access and review content.
  • Never say anything online that we could not publish on our school website.
  • If you're not sure if something might be inappropriate, it probably is.
  • No "txting" lingo. We are your teachers: show us that you know how to spell.
  • Bullying will not be tolerated and privacy of other classmates should be respected.

 

Permission from parents is required because our school assumes the responsibility for complying with COPPA and the information that students submit. When offering online services to children under 13, schools must be cognizant of Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).  COPPA is a regulation that requires parental consent for the online collection of information about users under 13.  Per the Google Apps Education Edition Agreement, any school administering Google Apps Education Edition acknowledges and agrees that it is solely responsible for compliance with COPPA, including, but not limited to, obtaining parental consent concerning a collection of students' personal information used in connection with the provisioning and use of the Services by the Customer and End Users.

Parents are encouraged to explore Google G-suite with their children by logging in together. Learners have been warned that Google Apps are not private and that their accounts may be monitored for compliance with school policies. Learners are expected to follow school rules (see guidelines) when online just as they do in the classroom. It's OK to ask your children to share their Google password with you and to look over their school work stored in Google