What is GAFE?
Google Apps for Education (GAFE) is a core suite of productivity applications that Google offers to schools and educational institutions for FREE. These communication and collaboration apps include Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs and Sites, and a GAFE account unlocks access to dozens of other collaborative tools supported by Google. All of these applications exists completely online (or in the cloud), meaning that all creations can be accessed from any device with an Internet connection. Once a school decides to embrace Google Apps for Education, they can register their school domain (web address), and administer all teacher and student accounts from an administrative dashboard.
Explaining Google Apps
Google Apps is a core suite of communication and collaboration applications that allow students to work from any device on documents and projects.
- Once a school registered email address is registered with Google Apps for Education, teachers and students can unlock Google’s apps with one login.
- An “office suite” of tools - Docs, Sheets, Slides, and more - that offers the ability to work from any device as well as share and collaborate.
- Because all Google Apps save to the cloud, teachers and students gain the flexibility to work from any computer or device.
- Students and teachers can seamlessly save work and collaborate both synchronously and asynchronously.