Sunday, July 20, 2014


Over the past five years our school has grown quite a bit.  We now have over 750 students in grades K-5.  We went from having 2 administrators to four.  Now within these five years communication issues have emerged.  The greatest communication struggles occur between staff members.  Information is not disseminated efficiently and colleagues are not collaborating effectively.  However this past year we began to use GAFE to try and solve some of those communication errors and it has made a tremendous difference.  GAFE has solved problems relating to scheduling (by using the calendar app), collaborating on lessons with co-teachers (using google docs) and organizing and collecting data school-wide (using excel spreadsheets). 

Now with that being said, here are some of the features and basics to keep in mind...

  • It is completely free
  • It can be used for collaborating with colleagues 
  • It can be used with students
  • Everything is backed up and stored without the fear of losing it when your computer crashes
  • Stay connected on any of these devices...
  • Connect with others across the country or in the same classroom
  • Connect live time or at different hours
  • Store lesson plans here instead of in filing cabinets (Go Green!)
  • Applications are simple and easy to use
Here are a few tutorials that me and my co-workers have found helpful...

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