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  • DM Google in the Classroom ~ G Suite for Education

    Students in grades three through five have the opportunity to use ACPS G-Suite for Education (formerly known as Google Apps for Education), a collection of online tools that provide access to ACPS maintained and monitored Google Docs and ACPS gmail (username@students.acps.k12.va.us).

    ACPS takes security and privacy of student information very seriously. ACPS Google Apps is not accessible by anyone outside of the ACPS Google domain, so students are able to work and collaborate in a safe and secure online environment.

    ACPS Google Apps are a valuable instructional tool.

    1. Students have easy access to their documents (Docs), spreadsheets (Sheets), and presentations (Slides) within Google Drive. These files are available at home, at school and on any web-enabled device.

    2. Teachers can use Google Classroom to communicate information, post assignments, facilitate discussions and group projects, etc. Since multiple students can be working on a file at one time, collaboration is easy and trackable. Students will also be able to collaborate on documents and presentations at different times and in different physical locations.

    3. Teachers will be able to give feedback to students directly in documents your student has shared with a teacher.

    4. Students can log in to their ACPS Google account at home and show what they are currently working on in class, as well as items that have been “turned in” and commented on by the teacher.

    5. Using these tools will give students essential computer and collaboration skills that will be beneficial during their ACPS school career and in their collegiate and working world lives.

    Student’s students.apcs.k12.va.us account will work only within our secured ACPS Google environment. It will not allow them to send or receive email outside of our “walled garden.” Parents will not be able to email their student at their students.acps.k12.va.us account, nor will they be able to email parents.