I am a big Google Apps fan, and I use it extensively in my international studies program. If you want to develop a collaborative environment, I really think it’s the best. Plus, you can get an enhanced education version for free!
From what I can see, Google is expanding its collaborative technology focus by allowing other developers to create specialty applications to enhance Google Apps.
It is definitely worth a read. If you want to develop Dan Pink’s empathy aptitude, you really should let your students collaborate and Google Apps is a great way to do that.
Just a word about making these applications available in the cloud. Basically your students can access these applications anywhere at anytime. So why not help them develop symphony in the process? Although there are only 50 applications available at the moment, I am sure that hundreds will be following.
Just think about it: You can offer your students cutting edge technology with no cost at all. They just need to access the internet. The possibilities are boundless.Share