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Google Apps for Education : Bringing the Cloud to the Classroom

Google seems to be poised to take over the world, and this is not limited to the Internet. Google applications and functions are now coming to schools and universities. Google’s Apps for Education is streamlining education around the world, making it easier for teachers and administrators to connect with each other, their students and their peers; and, it is all offered all for free.

Google Apps for Education

What Google Apps for Education Offers

When designing Google Apps for Education, the team at Google looked at the increasing productivity and satisfaction that personal users had with the technological innovations at their disposal, and compared that to the technology being implemented in schools. What they found was that, while individual consumers were increasingly happy with the technology at their fingertips, schools were not reporting the same level of satisfaction. With Apps for Education, Google is changing all of that.

Google’s Apps for Education offers schools free use of collaborative programming, such as Google Docs, a personalized start page and Google Sites, as well as communication tools, like Google Talk, Google Mail and Google Calendar. This combination of programs provides numerous benefits to educators.

Benefits of Google Apps for Education:

Real Time Collaboration through the Cloud

What Google Apps for Education provides that few other services have is a way for students and faculty to interact in real-time. Real time collaboration makes working as a group more efficient. This is seen particularly well in online classes, where teachers and students do not meet face to face.

In this scenario, a professor can assign a project to a group of students and place the file within the system for all to access. Students, regardless of their geographic location, make changes to the file in real-time, and when the group is finished, they submit the final draft to the professor via the Google App. The professor can oversee and make suggestions throughout the process, if necessary, because he or she will maintain real-time access to the file.

Greater Accessibility

Schools and universities that have implemented Google Apps for Education give their educators greater accessibility to stored data. With the program, which is entirely secure, educators can access their data and documents with any Internet-ready device. If a teacher wants to check on a project or have a conversation with a student while on a laptop at the local coffee shop, no problem. The Google Apps for Education platform can be accessed anywhere, at any time, as long as the individual has an Internet connection.

Better Communication with Students and Colleagues

One of the foundational features of all Google Apps is communication. The Apps for Education program fosters faster, more efficient communication between teachers and their colleagues and students. A teacher can instantly message the entire class to alert them to a change in an assignment, and colleagues can make plans for school events through instant messaging and email technology.

Google estimates that 14 million students and teachers around the globe are currently using Apps for Education. By providing greater collaboration opportunities through the cloud, better communication and improved accessibility, Google is becoming an integral part of the modern education system, and today’s teachers are thankful for the changes it has brought to their classrooms. How many of you feel that modern education system should be out of School and should happen in real world. Here is an interesting video by a student against schooling. You can find full text here:

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10 Most Fruitful Android Apps for Students

Android Phones are most popular among the young generation, and mostly for the students. Android apps are equally spread in all the fields whether it is music, games, or study etc.

Incase you missed other useful android apps:

Following is the list of Android Apps which will help students in studies and socialize them with their friends.

Android Apps for Students
Android Apps for Students

I know student life is tough: P It would be great if your Android phone helps you in making student life and studies easier. I have compiled the list of useful apps for helping students. Have a Look:

1. SMS BackupTo Gmail

Backup To Gmail
Backup To Gmail

Students prefer chatting among each other, rather than calling, as messages are cheaper than making calls. What if your favorite message get deleted? Huh! Don’t worry this app will take backup of all your Messages.

Price: $1.99

2. ColorDict Universal Dictionary

Color Dict Universal Dictionary
Color Dict Universal Dictionary

Dictionary is the most important tool for student of any group age. We ourselves don’t know when we need to search for meaning of any word. Keeping a thick dictionary in your bag is not easy. This app will save you from holding more weight. This dictionary do not needs Internet!! No extra money to be wasted.

Price: Free

3. Evernote

Evernote
Evernote

It is must app for students, because sometimes we need to some points or things, which are prior to be forgetting. It is a very handy app, which will maintain all your notes, whether they are text notes or voice notes. You just need to register a free account at Evernote official website.

Price: Free

4.  Quickpedia

Quickpedia
Quickpedia

Wikipedia is the biggest encyclopedia in the world with over 17 Million articles; it plays the most important source of knowledge for students. Quickpedia is a free which will helps in browsing Wikipedia, which is compatible and optimized format for your Android Phone. No need to scroll the page up and down.

Price: Free

5.  Offiviewer

Offiviewer
Offiviewer

No need to ask for txt files from your teachers, because now you will be able to open all the Microsoft Office format documents directly on your phone. Even this app can open pdf files too. But it need good internet connection for server-based document rendering.

Price: Free

6. Voice Recorder

Voice Recorder
Voice Recorder

Why to note down the lecture contents on notebook? Record them directly to your Android Phone and listen to them at your home. This apps helps you in making long recording and will directly save your recordings to MicroSD Card. It means you need to memory full problem. You can easy search any recording among a large list.

Price: Free

7. Mathdroid

Mathdroid
Mathdroid

Maths is integrated in most of the subjects, which needs us to bring scientific calculator to class. Now you don’t need to remember to pick up scientific calculator before going to class. This calculator will be added to your phone with the help of this app. It maintains history and display in multi-line format too.

Price: Free

8. Twidroid

Twidroid
Twidroid

Are you a twitter addictive and keep on tweeting all the time then, Twitdroid will support in continue uninterrupted tweeting directly from your phone. It includes all the twitter features like direct messaging, photo posting, replies, retweets etc.

Price: Free/Paid Both Available

9. Fbook For Facebook

Fbook For Facebook
Fbook For Facebook

I think I should mention this app at the top 😛 The student who is not on Facebook, is not called as student 🙂 just kidding. Fbook will keep you socialized with your friends through Facebook. You can directly upload photos directly from your phone.

Price: Free

10. Palringo

Palringo
Palringo

Palringo is an IM Client, which allows you add all the services like Google chat, Yahoo chat, Facebook Chat etc. it features to stay connected with all the services at a time without switching between different applications.

I hope all the above apps will help you in your studies. If you are using some other useful apps for your studies, do share them with us.

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