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Started by Tanya Tanner 10 Oct 2013 12:13pm () Replies (15)

Hi, I have heard lots about using google apps in the classroom, I am keen to give it a go but would like some starter tip please. 


  • Tim Gander (View all users posts) 10 Oct 2013 5:54pm ()

    Hi guys - Hapara dashboard is a really good solution as a management tool - although I don't use it myself.  There are tools that you can use which are free and worth trying like gClass folders that can organise and create folders for teachers, I have been using these instead as we don't have the funding for the Hapara solution at this stage.  I think the dashboard you are talking about Merryl is the admin console and is more of an overall management tool for passwords, permissions and network management - different people can be granted different access.  I have used Google apps extensively this year with all my classes and found the experience to be positive - have a read about it on my blog here http://nzteachnology.blogspot.co.nz/ Maybe just start with a class or an activity, I have written about plenty on the blog!!  Cheers, Tim

  • merryl (View all users posts) 10 Oct 2013 2:47pm ()

    Is the only dashboard Hapara $4.00 per student .... Is there a free dashboard anyway with google apps????

  • merryl (View all users posts) 10 Oct 2013 12:24pm ()

    Sign up for google apps for education - this was a little tricky but we got there. I hear now we need an add on dashboard that gives the teacher the ability to manage all that happens. Is this correct??

  • Mike Thornley (View all users posts) 10 Oct 2013 12:18pm ()

    I am also in the same boat. Would be keen to hear where others started and what have been the main positives out of using google apps.


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