Getting Started with Google Apps

Google Apps For Education

There are a lot of different elements in getting started with Google Apps for Education.

Here’s a list of some resources that will be helpful in learning how to get the best of Apps.
Good luck!
Most of the pages below provide videos on how to make the best out of each App

Gmail

Google provides a page that gives you a full set of instructions on how to get the best out of gmail.  Follow this link: https://www.google.com/edu/training/tools/gmail/level1.html
gmail
Another site provided is here: http://learn.googleapps.com/gmail
There are also a number of youtube videos available.  Just do a search for ‘gmail basics’ and you should find plenty.  Just beware, Gmail has changed some functions over the past few years, make sure the site you use isn’t too old!

 

Calendar 

Google also gives a good page providing an overview of calendar.  Follow this link: https://www.google.ie/edu/training/tools/calendar/level1.html 
Google-Calendar

 

Sites 

Here is a document that you can download to help you in sites: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_Ea92RsMYDhXi6g1ggPbpcjZPrmMgnDsX4_z1Abu6Ls/edit

Here is a link to Google’s overview of sites:  https://www.google.com/edu/training/tools/sites/level1.html

google sites logo

Drive

Here is a link to Google’s overview of Docs & Drive (The two are now integrated):  https://www.google.com/edu/training/tools/drive/level1.html

Drive provides a full suite of services, so may take some time to get the best of.  Take time and if you need help, ask, or do a youtube search for ‘Google drive basics’

 google drive

 

 

Classroom

Classroom has just been released, so many people are only just finding out how to use it.  The chances are that some parts of it will change over the first year.

Here is a good overview: – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K26iyyQMp_g

As with a lot of the above apps, a quick youtube search for ‘Google Classroom Basics’ will bring up a lot of resources for you.
Google Classroom