On Friday November 20th and Saturday November 21st, over 45 educators from the Sooke School District have been participating in a regional Google Apps for Education summit being hosted at Oak Bay Secondary School. The workshops and keynote addresses have generated a lot of excitement among the participants as our district moves forward with its plans to make Google Apps for Education (GAFE) to our students and our staff.
At the time of writing, GAFE is available to any SD62 staff member who is interested in exploring this tool and seeing what it has to offer. Our goal is to have GAFE available by November 30th, 2015 for students. The final availability date for students will be confirmed later this week as we put the finishing touches on our GAFE system.
In order to support staff and parents in the use of GAFE, we have prepared some important briefing materials. They include detailed information on how the tool will be made available to students, and the approved uses of GAFE. We have also prepared an FAQ that is mainly for the benefit of staff, but which is also available to parents and students.
We are looking forward to making GAFE available to students and staff, and seeing the the benefits that come along with these tools including Google Classroom.