If all goes according plan, the students at Los Alamos High School will end the school year as masters of an Internet program that has the potential to benefit them long after they’ve graduated.
At a recent school board meeting, Dean Obermeyer, the school district’s technology coordinator, introduced “Google Apps for Education” to the board.
In a written statement, Obermeyer described Google Apps for Education as a “free suite of applications including email, calendar, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, document storage and many more.”
One of the first questions the board asked was, “why?”
Obermeyer and the teachers that came to support him, told the board that it was all about efficiency, security and consistency.
“The only method students have of moving documents between school and home is with a physical drive or by email,” Obermeyer said.
One teacher told the board that having a platform that students and teachers share makes life easier for everyone involved.
She said one great function in Google Apps is the “documents” feature.