ICS Students & Staff are using Google Tools. These tools will allow students and staff to be more productive, collaborate with others, and integrat
Google Docs & Drive - is a word processing software, similar to Microsoft Office Products. Students can write papers, create slideshow presentations & work with spreadsheets and forms. Google Drive is where these docucments are stored. This allows students to access their work from any computer with internet access. It also allows students to collaborate and work with others. Instead of waiting for a student to turn in a draft of writing, teachers can access student work and give them feedback throughout the enitre process. Students can also share and work with other students or even share their work with parents.
Google Mail (G-mail) - Students in grades 3rd-8th will be given an ICS G-mail account. This e-mail will be for school use only. Teachers and staff will be monitoring and working with students to make sure they are using it appropraitly. This will allow students to use Google Docs, Drive, Apps, and other technology resources that require an e-mail account.
Chromebooks - We will now have two carts for Chromebooks. One upstairs for 6th, 7th & 8th grade students, and one downstairs for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. This will allow more students to have access to computers in their classroom.
Using Google Drive on a Tablet or Smartphone - If you want to use Google on a tablet or Smartphone you must download the Google Drive App. If you want to edit or type on a document you must also download the Google Docs App. All of these apps are free for Apple or Android devices.