What is Google Apps for Education (GAfE) ?


Google Apps for Education is a suite of productivity tools, offered for free by Google for use by your staff, teachers and students.

Classroom is a new tool in Google Apps for Education that helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and easily communicate with their classes.
Gmail’s spam protection, powerful search, and integrated calendars help you get more done. For education, there are absolutely no ads
Save work files in Drive, access them from any device and share them instantly. No more sending attachments or merging different versions.
Create and edit docs, spreadsheets, and presentations right in your browser. Multiple people can work at the same time, and every change is saved automatically
Spend less time planning and more time doing with shareable calendars that integrate seamlessly with Gmail, Drive, Contacts, Sites, and Hangouts.
Launch a website for your class, your team, or a project with our easy site builder.
All without writing a single line of code.
Connect any time via video, voice, or text. Use text chat for quick questions and
Hangouts for group video calls, virtual office hours, and field trips.
Google Vault, now free for GAFE accounts: Manage, retain and search for your organization’s email and on-the-record chats. Export files to Google Drive and preserve your data.

FAQ: How’s this different from your personal Google Account?

Already using Gmail and Google apps on your own? Here’s what’s different…

When your school gets Google Apps for Education, you get a professional-grade Google account for your entire school to share, including:

  • Classroom app that is available only with Google Apps for Education
  • Professional email at your school’s domain (Ex: @yourschool.edu instead of @gmail.com)
  • Shared access to Drive, Calendars, Docs, and more
  • Additional storage across Gmail and Drive
  • No advertising
  • 24/7 phone and email support
  • 99.9% guaranteed uptime
  • Enhanced security features
  • Full administration of all user accounts