A Suite of the Following Free Productivity Tools for Classroom Collaboration:
Gmail - Gmail is designed to make everyone more productive. Unlimited storage means no
need to delete anything, powerful search means everything is in reach, and labels
and filters help your users stay organized. Gmail is securely powered by the Web,
so students can be productive at home, on the road, or on their mobile devices. The
inbox is not just about messages, it is about people too. Text, voice, and video chat
means that students can see who is online and connect instantly.
Google Drive - Google Drive on your Mac, PC, Android, or IOS device gives you a single place for
up-to-date versions of your files from anywhere. Share individual files or whole
folders with specific people or your entire team or even contractors, partners, and
constituents. Create and reply to comments on files to get feedback or add ideas.
Unlimited storage space means never having to worry about deleting files to free up
space. Store everything, anywhere, any way you'd like - All for no cost to students.
Google Calendar - Overlay multiple calendars to see when people are available – a great way to organize
study groups, for example. Google Calendar sends invitations and manages RSVPs. Calendar
is integrated into Gmail and interoperable with popular calendar applications. Calendars
can be shared school-wide or with select colleagues. A range of sharing permission
controls help maintain security and privacy.
Google Docs - Create rich documents with images, tables, equations, drawings, links and more.
Gather input and manage feedback with social commenting.
Google Sheets - Keep and share lists, track projects, analyze data and track results with our powerful
spreadsheet editor. Use tools like advanced formulas, embedded charts, filters and
pivot tables to get new perspectives on your data.
Google Slides - Create beautiful slides with our presentation editor, which supports things like
embedded videos, animations and dynamic slide transitions. Publish your presentations
on the web so anyone can view them, or share them privately.