Empowering Students and
Teachers with Google Apps Education Edition
My chapter on Google Apps for Education is included
in the book Retool
Your School, see below. The chapter is an extended
version of the above presentation.
Available July 2010 from ISTE
Retool Your School by James Lerman
Authors James Lerman and Ronique
Hicks, and eight other Google Certified Teachers, show you why
Google Applications are the best free online learning tools available
today. You will discover how students and educators can collaborate
with Google Documents, how the forms application allows teachers
to create instant-feedback quizzes and how parents can view student
work thanks to websites created with Google Sites, Don't
miss the special chapter on how to bring the Education Edition
directly to your school or district.
Apps Help Wiki
Google Apps Education Edition is a package of Google applications.
The applications contained in Google Apps are Calendar, Contacts,
Gmail, Chat, Sites, and Video. One of the most valuable parts of
Google Apps is Google Docs. Google Docs contains Documents, a word
processing program like MS Word, Spreadsheets, a spreadsheet program
like Excel, Presentations, a presentation program like PowerPoint
and Forms, a program that lets you create online forms to collect
Using Postini to Manage Gmail Accounts
in Google Apps
Limiting Gmail to your
Google Apps for Education Domain Only
This handout will walk
you through using Postini to set up your Google Apps Education
domain so that email can only be sent to and from email addresses
within your domain. If you are in a K-12 school this is a way
to give your students email accounts to email teachers and fellow
students only. You must activate Postini Services to do this.
Postini Sender Lists
If you have used Postini to set up your
Apps Domain so that no one from outside your domain can send
email to the Gmail addresses in your domain you may want to allow
specific senders or senders from a specific domain to pass through
the filter. In my district teachers have email accounts in another
domain, wyckoffschools.org. I wanted my Apps Gmail users to be
able to receive and send email to wyckoffschools.org. Also, if
you have limited email to your domain only Google Calendar alerts
will not get through your filter. This handout shows you how
to allow Google Calendar alerts to pass through your filter.
Using Postini's Quarantine Feature
gives you the ability to “quarantine” email. This means that
if you create a filter to block email to or from specific email
addresses or domains you can designate a person, or shared
email address, to get a copy of the blocked email. You can
also use Postini filters to block inappropriate language in
the content of email coming from or going to your domain. Quarantining
this email will help administrators easily identify students
who are violating school email policy.
To get Google Apps Education Edition for your school
go to - http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/edu/
below is used during presentations to create a list of users
who can try Google Apps for a limited time.
Once you have completed the form and I have created your account
Here to log in to ourschoolapps.