WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon announced today that Christ the King Elementary School in Whitehorse is the first Yukon school to begin using Google Apps for Education.
Google Apps for Education is a suite of free online tools for collaboration in schools. Teachers and students can create, edit and share files, which are automatically stored in a shared cloud drive.
“We look forward to seeing how Christ the King Elementary students and teachers use these powerful new tools this year, and will be looking at how other Yukon schools may be able to benefit from them in the future,” Minister of Education Doug Graham said. “This technology helps teachers save time and keep classes organized, and allows students to work together in new and exciting ways.”
Christ the King Elementary received a donation of 30 Chromebooks – laptops that store all documents and apps in the cloud – when its principal, Marj Hlady, was named one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals for 2014. A Grade 5 class at the school is working on its Yukon Stikine Heritage Fair projects this term in a pilot project to explore the use of Google Apps for Education on the Chromebooks.
Google Apps for Education