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School District 51 Increases Google Education Programs

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Updated: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:10:44 MST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Starting this year, students in School District 51 will be using more technology in and outside of the classroom. District 51 officials have been using the Google Apps programs, such as Google Docs, which allows each student to communicate with teachers and work with other students at anytime online.

This year, educators are expanding these services from kindergarten through the twelfth grade. In addition, they will be also looking into a new program from Google that was released this month.

“We're also excited about Google Classroom, which is a brand new program that's coming from Google that will enable teachers to easily integrate Google Apps into their lesson plans, their grade book, and a place for students to easily share work,” said East Middle School Librarian Becky Johnson.

Students say they find working on Chrome Books much easier than using the traditional pencil and paper.

Technical specialists will be starting classes for kindergarten teachers this year to learn Google Docs.

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