The South-Western City School District has transitioned to Google Apps for Education. In addition to the tools provided within Infinite Campus, our students will be supplied with SWCSD-Apps, a new set of online tools for collaboration, communication, time management and document storage provided by Google, at no cost to the District. These tools include:Gmail: a full functioning e-mail program, currently only approved for use internally, with no external capabilities;
All of these tools are housed in the Cloud and can be accessed from any Internet-connected computer with a Chrome Web-browser. No special software is required.
Our primary reasons for supplying these tools to students are:
There is also a cost savings to the district since fewer licenses for commercial programs will need to be purchased and less file storage space will need to be maintained.
Teachers will be reviewing our District’s Acceptable Use Policy and Internet Safety Guidelines when they introduce the tools to students. Using online tools responsibly, Digital Citizenship, will be an important part of the learning process and experience.
Please ask your student about this new resource and have him/her demonstrate how it works to you. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s school.
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