Google Apps for Education as a Fronter replacement.
as a result of the cuts to the education budget in our LA, we are now faced with finding much more of our ICT-related money from the main school budget.
We need to make savings and I need to find areas to cut...
We currently have Fronter in our school and use it as our MLE and also to create and publish the school website.
It's pricey though and to be honest we don't really use all its features... (many of them are more appropriate for secondary I feel)...
So, I'd like to use Google Apps for Education to cover the Website (half of it is already built/hosted there) and to cover a basic MLE... I want children to have an area where their teachers can place links, information and news and where the pupils can upload work. I think this should be easily doable... particularly if we use the Google word processors etc.
Main thing would be - some sort of password access to keep the 'child only' part of the website separate from the public part and possibly some way of the children being
directed to an appropriate 'classroom' or year group area...
Anyone have any ideas? Anyone doing this? Is there a good place to go to get ideas and advice?
cheers in advance