Google Apps is a suite of web-based messaging and collaboration applications that Google hosts on its own servers. Google provides these applications as a "service," rather than as software to download and install. To access these applications, you simply use a web browser on a computer that has Internet connectivity.
Go here to learn more: ECPS Migrates to Google Apps
ECPS migrated to Google Apps for Education the week of April 25, 2011.
Why we chose Google Apps for Education:
Stay ahead of the learning curve: visit here for more information about Google Apps for K - 12:
- Gmail: You will have 7 gigabytes of E-mail storage and search tools that help you find information fast and instant messaging from right inside your account.
- Google Calendar: Staff can organize schedules and share events and calendars with others.
- Google Talk: Staff can call or send instant messages to contacts for free anytime, anywhere in the world.
- Google Docs: Share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Collaborate in real-time with your team or with your whole school.
- Google Sites: Work together to keep related documents, web content, and other information in one place, on one site.
- Plus, lower cost of ownership--Google Apps requires no software licensing fees. ECPS saves!
- Lower infrastructure costs -- E-mail will be stored securely on Google's servers; we will no longer need to maintain our central office e-mail server.
- Lower support costs -- Because Google hosts the e-mail and calendar services, we will not need to install, update, and maintain e-mail client software on district computers.
- More collaboration features -- Google's next-generation applications allow us to collaborate more easily and efficiently than ever before.
Visit here for the Google Apps Learning Center