Regina Public Schools - iGoogle Apps Project
Student Portal called iGO - i.go.rbe.sk.ca
HighlightsEach iGO Account comes with:
Here at RPS, we are starting implementation of our own new GoogleApps platform we call iGO. Initially, we hope to supply all our students with their very own iGO account. With this account, not only do they get their own gmail account branded to our school division, but a whole suite of Google Apps they can use and collaborate with from anywhere on the planet. Teachers, as well, qualify to have an iGo account. This further simplifies how teachers and students can communicate and share.
Start Page (i.go.rbe.sk.ca)iGO allows a student to create their own start page with Google "widgets" that enable easy access to all the Google Apps listed below.
They can also add other widgets for weather, blogs, quotes of the day, etc. There is a myriad of widgets kids can use to personalize their start page.
The Calendar allows students to keep track of important (and maybe not-so-important) dates and events.
Not only can they share their calendar with others, but they can incorporate other calendars into their own.
Using the Docs app, students can create documents, spreadsheets, powerpoint presentations and even their own web pages.
The app is fully interoperable in that students can import and export files in all the popular formats (Word, OpenDocument, PDF, RTF, Excel, etc). All of these can be shared allowing any number of collaborating combinations.
Anything they save here can also be published to their webspace to be viewable just by them, just by other iGO accounts, or by the world - they decide.
Make websites easily with Google's widgets and web interface. You can have multiple sites or just one site - how you or your students organize their web pages is very flexible. Group pages together into one site or make multilpe sites - they decide.
Sites can be made private, shared with individuals or completely public.Shared sites and/or pages can be worked on simultaneously by multiple people.
The widget in their start page only allows for text chat, but if they have the Google Talk program they will be able to use voice and transfer files.
All iGO traffic is logged and can be recreated at any stage. There is a "smoking gun" if abuses are identified.
Imagine how valuable it would be if your entire campus community — students, faculty, and staff — could share information and ideas more easily. With Google Apps Education Edition’s free communication, collaboration and publishing tools, including email accounts on your school’s domain (like email@example.com), you can start bringing that vision to life. Learn more
You can select any combination of our available tools and services and customize them with your school's logo, color scheme and content. Manage your users through a web-based control panel, or use the APIs to integrate Google Apps into your existing systems.
Best of all, it's all hosted by Google, so there's no hardware or software to download, install or maintain. You can get up and running quickly with minimal support from your IT staff. Learn how
- from Google Apps for Education
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