Google Apps for Education

Introducing Google Apps for Education

                                                   Google Apps

What is Google Apps for Education?            

Google Apps for Education are free, web-based word-processing, calendar, presentation, draw, forms and spreadsheet programs which are now available in Grades 4 - Grade 8 at Queen of the Rosary. Access is through the Internet using a web browser like Crome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. Since documents are all stored safely on Google servers, we don't have to worry about losing data from a hard drive crash or other computer glitch. Documents can be accessed using a PC or a Mac anywhere there is internet access.

Google Apps Authorization Form

What does this mean for you and your children?

● Grades 4-8 will have  access to:

Log-in Account: Your student will log in with a personalized account for school use. Queen of the Rosary School controls the features of this account.

Calendar: An individual calendar providing the ability to organize schedules, daily activities, and assignments.

Drive: Online storage provided by Google for student documents.

 ● Google provides a great collaboration tool for students and staff. Documents can easily be shared with other students and the teacher. Students go to qrcougars.org portal to access their accounts, and login with their username and password.

 ● Documents created in Google Docs are saved every 3 seconds. Even if something is deleted, all information can be easily retrieved from the server. Students need to be aware that what they write and share is not private. Teachers have access to all of their students’ work.

 ● Parents give permission for students to access Google Docs on the registration or verification form each year. Parents who do not want students to have access to Google Docs must write a letter to the school principal revoking permission. Parents should monitor their children’s Internet usage to be sure they are staying safe and making good choices.

Google Apps may not be used in the following ways:

  • Unlawful Activities Inappropriate sexual or other offensive content
  • Commercial purposes Threatening another student or adult
  • Personal financial gain Misrepresentation of Oregon Public Schools
  • False identity in email communications
  • Interference with school technology operations through electronic chain letters, unsolicited electronic communications, or disruption of electronic communications 

Using these tools, students collaboratively create, edit and share files and websites for school related projects. IMPORTANT: Collaboration and communication will be restricted to accounts within the QRCOUGARS. ORG portal only. Students will not be able to receive communication or documents from outside this password protected portal. School staff will monitor student use of Apps when students are at school. Parents are responsible for monitoring their child’s use of Apps when accessing programs outside of school. Students are responsible for their own behavior at all times. Examples of student use include showcasing class projects, building an electronic portfolio of school learning experiences, and working in small groups on presentations to share with others.

Guidelines for the responsible use of Google Apps for Education by students:

1. Official User Account: All students will be assigned a user account. This account will be used for account login purposes and to communicate with students and teachers.

2. Conduct: Students are responsible for good behavior just as they are in a traditional school building. Communication with others should always be school related. Students should notify the teacher or school staff of anything inappropriate or that makes them uncomfortable. The privacy of others should be respected at all times. The provisions of the Queen of the Rosary Acceptable Use Policy apply to student use of Google Apps for Education, whether access is through Queen of the Rosary, or outside of school.

3. Security: Students should never share their login information with anyone, except for parents and teachers. Users of student accounts are strictly prohibited from accessing accounts belonging to other students or staff.

4. Queen of the Rosary Access to Student information: QR reserves the right to access the user’s Google account, including current and archival files of user data, at any time.

 ● Access to and use of Google Apps for Education is considered aprivilege accorded at the discretion of the District. The District maintains the right to immediately withdraw the access and use of Google Apps for Education when there is reason to believe that violations of law or District policies have occurred. In such cases, the alleged violation will be referred to the Principal for further investigation and account suspension and/or termination.

 ● Users of Google Apps for Education are strictly prohibited from accessing files and information other than their own. The District reserves the right to access the Google system, including current and archival files of user accounts when there is reasonable suspicion that unacceptable use has occurred.