The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board has recently partnered with Google to use the Google Apps for Education (GAFE) platform. Used worldwide by thousands of school and universities, GAFE provides productivity and collaboration tools for students and teachers in a safe and structured manner via the internet. The suite of tools includes Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Sites and Classroom.
Hosted by Google and managed by HPEDSB, GAFE makes it possible for students to work on assignments and projects within a secure 'closed system' digital environment via the web. File sharing and email correspondence can occur safely within this system. Online storage space provided for each user eliminates the need to carry flash drives and save repeatedly. Students are also able to submit work electronically to classroom teachers 'anytime, anywhere'. Because GAFE is 'in the cloud', staff and students now have access to school documents on ANY computer or mobile device with internet access regardless of where they are.
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