On 17 February 2016, Peter Morgan, the CEO of SchoolAdvisor joined in with 100 schools to find out more about Google Apps for Education. Principal Software hosted the conference to create awareness of Google for Education, how to implement it into your school and to demonstrate the integration of Google with their software.
The speakers for the conference included Karen Walstra from Google, Program Manager for Emerging Markets for Chrome and Android, Alister Payne, Founder and Director of Cloud Ed Solutions, Kevin Sherman, Director of Professional Development for CloudEdSolutions, Riaan van den Berg from Fedsas, as well as Daan Pretorius, Founder of the Principal Software PLUS platform.
Google topics discussed were the Google Chromebook, privacy, security and Google Apps for Education of which the Google Classroom was demonstrated in more detail. A session on ‘How to adopt Google Apps for Education at your school’ as well as a demonstration of the integration between the Principal Software PLUS platform and Google for Education were presented.
Peter Morgan commented, ‘Google has a phenomenal, easy to use system that can do so much for schools and your classroom. It is not surprising that companies like Principal Software are putting in the effort to integrate with the platform. Combining Google with your cloud-based administration system is a powerful tool. Principal Software has managed to pull this off making life easier for schools’’.
‘Having Alister Payne of Cloud Ed Solutions present also made things really understandable. Being an ex-teacher he understands what needs to be done to implement Google for Education into the classroom. For schools that are not using Google for Education, except for the search bar, it might feel like a daunting task but it is easier than you think’.
Peter continues that he would recommend chatting to Cloud Ed Solutions to help to get Google Apps into your school, having expert advice to get it done properly from day one makes sense.
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