Podcast - #tcea14 Google Academy - Kern Kelley (@kernkelley)
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At this session--my apologies for poor audio and photo from the back of the room--I had the opportunity to listen to Kern Kelley on Districtwide Implementation of Google Apps for Education. It was heartening to hear such an enthusiastic embrace of GoogleApps for a variety of projects.
This session for school administrators covers districtwide implementation of GoogleApps for Education going beyond the use of individual tools. We will discuss building a system for administrators where students and teachers can use the tools all within an educational framework.One of the points Kern makes is how he doesn't want kids to be stuck in a system they can't get out of, citing Google's Data Liberation Front:
Google's Data Liberation Front is an engineering team at Google whose "goal is to make it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products." The team, which consults with other engineering teams within Google on how to "liberate" Google products, currently supports 27 products. The purpose of the Data Liberation Front is to ensure that data can be migrated from Google once an individual or company stops using their services. (Source: Wikipedia)He also mentions Backupify as another solution to move content out of GoogleApps. Kern also addresses other key questions people have before switching to GoogleApps for Education.
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