Google claims huge numbers of educational organisations are switching to Google Apps, but what does “Going Google” really mean for most schools?
If you read Google’s promotional material “Going Google” means switching all of your internal services (Email, intranet, file storage, calendaring etc.) to Google alternatives.
Google’s website promotes an impressive list of top universities and schools that have “Gone Google”, but gives very few specifics about how the organisations are actually using Google Apps.
It’s undoubtedly true that Google Apps has huge benefits to teaching and learning that schools would be foolish to ignore, but whenever I talk to a colleagues in other schools they’re all using Google Apps in slightly different ways.
Some schools are going full bore into the Google ecosystem, many are picking the bits they want and leaving the rest, others are only using individual apps for specific purposes.
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