Google Apps has made quality software accessible to everyone at little or no cost. In education, it provides educational institutions with cross-platform software that’s free and feature-rich. The wonderful thing about Google Apps for Education is that it is more than just a productivity suite. Yes, it makes managing the school computer labs and educational technology assets easier. Yes, it makes educators’ lives easier by letting us access what resources, plans, records, etc on the go.
The best thing about Google Apps for Education is that it goes beyond a productivity suite and offers functionality that can actually transform learning. I love reading about how other educators are creatively using Google Apps in the learning environment. It’s also great to have the chance to experiment with the possibilities.
Below is an infographic looking at Google Apps within the SAMR (Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition) framework.
Want to find out more about SAMR? Visit sites.google.com/a/msad60.org/technology-is-learning/samr-model for an easy-to-read but detailed overview.