Google Apps for Education (GAFE) are a suite of free, web-based computer programs available to all schools throughout the world. The three core programs - Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides - are very similar to Microsoft's Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs.
Google Classroom is a free web-based platform that integrates Google Apps for Education with other Google services and allows classroom teachers to create secure sites for students to collect and return assignments.
Thanks to the great generosity of the Manhasset Tower Foundation, the School District began using GAFE and Google Classroom in the fall of 2015 in conjunction with a roll out of class sets of Chromebooks to all Secondary School English Language Arts classrooms. The Tower Foundation has also funded a second Chromebook rollout for all sixth grade classrooms for the 2016-17 school year.
As part of this initiative all students in grades 5 - 12 now have Manhasset School District Google accounts. Student accounts can be accessed by going to https://classroom.google.com and signing in with the following credentials:
User Name: Student District Login Name immediately followed by "@MUFSD.org"
Password: manhasset (if first time use).
To read and see how students in Mr. Koondel's 7th grade English classes used Chromebooks in 2015-16, click here.