G Suite for Education Tools
G Suite for Education has many tools available for teachers and students to use in both the standard and virtual classroom. The most commonly used tools are listed here for easy access. These tools are also available for free in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Google Classroom is our LMS (Learning Management Software). It allows teachers to assign and collect work digitally and interact virtually. This will be a virtual students' most important tool. Each day, the student will log into their classrooms virtually at their scheduled time. Virtual students will be expected to log in on time and participate in the class activities.
Here, students (virtual and brick and mortar) will be able to see all their assignments and upload their finished work.
For more information on how to use this tool, see the Google Classroom tab.
Google Calendar is another very important tool for your student. As teachers add assignments into Google Classroom, these assignments will automatically be added to your Google Calendar by due date. By looking at your calendar, you can quickly see all the assignments due on a particular date from all your classes. For information about the assignment, just click on it in the calendar and you will be taken to the assignment view with the details of the assignment.
Google Meet is a video conferencing tool. Much like Zoom, students will be able to Meet with their teachers and classmates face to face in real time. Teachers will also be able to record lessons using Google Meet for students to watch at a later time.
Students will use the join link in Google Classroom to log in. For more information on how to use this tool, see the Google Meet tab.
Google Drive is a cloud based file storage. Students have unlimited storage for any type of file including documents, images, videos, and audio files. These files can be accessed from any device with an internet connection by using their tcajax.org email address and password.
Google Docs is a word processing software. It is very similar to Microsoft Word. The biggest difference is Google Docs' collaborative tools. Students can collaborate virtually in real time, and teachers can provide feedback.
Google Suite tools keep track of all collaboration editing so teachers can monitor the changes made by each student.
Google Slides is a presentation tools. It is very similar to Microsoft PowerPoint. Students can work independently or collaboratively to create presentations. Text, images, and videos can be added.
Teachers may also use this tool to present information.
Google Forms is a tool that your teachers may use for assessments. Your teacher will provide the link through Google Classroom. You simply click the link, follow the instructions, and answer the questions. If you are typing responses, spell carefully and use the proper capitalization.
This tool can also be used by the student to create surveys or quizzes.
Click here for tutorials on a variety of Google topics.
There are more G Suite tools available on the dashboard, but these are the most commonly used and
the ones you are most likely to see in your student's virtual classroom.