Google Apps for Education (GAFE) is a set of online tools for students and staff offering communication, collaboration, time-management, and document storage. Provided by Google to the district at no cost, these tools include:
- Gmail: a full functioning e-mail program
- Calendar: a customizable calendar and to-do list
- Contacts: an address book
- Docs, Sheets, and Slides: a word processing, spreadsheet and presentation program
All of these tools are housed on the Internet and can be accessed from any Internet-connected computer or device with a web browser. No special software is required.