In the late fall, our district started its implementation of Google Apps for Education (GAFE). Teachers and their students have embraced this suite of tools and are making use of it in schools cross the district. To date, there are over 1 100 accounts in the district’s GAFE system. We continue to receive requests for new accounts each week.
As part of our system for rolling GAFE out, our district requires that teachers using the tool with their students participate in a privacy briefing. A number of these briefings were offered earlier this year in both the Belmont and Milne’s Landing zones.
We are pleased to announce that three more briefings have been scheduled. They will be offered at the following locations, dates and times:
- Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in the Library/Learning Commons at Journey Middle School
- Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 at 3:30 PM in the Meeting Room at Royal Bay Secondary School
- Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in the Library/Learning Commons at Journey Middle School
These briefings will take approximately 1 hour. During the first half, participants will be offered the Google Apps Privacy Briefing. In the next half, time will be given to reviewing the tools and getting a sense of what it can do in support of students, teachers, and classroom learning. Anyone who has already attended a privacy briefing, but would like an overview of the tools (only) are welcome to attend the second half of any of these sessions.
An RSVP by email, including the date and time you expect to attend, would be appreciated but is not a requirement. Last minute drop-ins are welcome and there is no cap on attendance. We’d rather get as many people as possible using and benefitting from these fantastic tools.