Google Workspace for Education
What is Google Workspace for Education?
Google Workspace is a collection of free online applications -- all of which synchronize together and integrate into course materials. These applications do not reside on the computer itself, but rather exist in the “cloud” and are accessed through a web browser. The benefit of this structure allows flexibility in accessing these resources from any computer or mobile device with Internet access.
Google Workspace is a special setup of the popular Google Apps, tailored specifically for educational institutions. Student accounts are managed by MSD (and not by Google). Our desire is to have all students in grades 2-12 with access to GAFE.
Additional information regarding Google Workspace for Education can be found here:
Internet Safety ResourcesInternet Safety ResourcesBelow are four websites with extensive resources that can be used at home to reinforce safe technology use and educate families about current technology trends. Topics range from social media etiquette and privacy settings to establishing healthy lifestyles with screen-time balance.
Have a question or digital dilemma? Here you will find age-appropriate guidelines for your family plus videos and articles to help with tough conversations.
NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline.FOSI's Good Digital Parenting initiative empowers parents to confidently navigate the online world with their kids.
ConnectSafely.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security in social media. Here you’ll find research-based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news and commentary on all aspects of tech use and policy.
In Summer of 2020, Methacton School District moved to a single sign-on platform for accessing all district applications (Discovery education, Noodle Tools, Safe Schools, etc.) and files currently saved on your Y and Z drives. This platform is called Classlink.
The purpose of Classlink is to allow staff and students the ability to sign in only once to their personal launchpad and gain access to applications and files without needing to sign in multiple times. Below are video tutorials describing how to use Classlink.