We’re on our third year of using Google Apps for Education with teachers in the county. How are we doing?
This graph shows the past month’s usage of several of the apps, from the docs suite, to the calendar, and Google Sites. With over 300 users in our domain, 120 using Docs isn’t particularly promising (but not altogether bad, either). If you’re not yet a fan of “The Google” and its tools, check out my earlier post on Google Goodies.
I recently met with two middle school teachers who are considering using Google Apps this year for the first time with their students. This is exciting. And how are we doing there? It appears less than 10% of our total student population is actively using the suite. But if we consider just our secondary population, it ranks about 12%. And if you consider our computer to student ratio (considering actually how many students theoretically could actually access the suite at one time), 12% isn’t as bad as it sounds.
I look forward to working with more teachers to utilize Google Apps both for classroom and for professional use in the coming months. It’s a free service we’re lucky to have access to, and it certainly cuts down on our dependence on printing and paper, with potential savings.