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Google Groups

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Must sign up for a google account

Multiple people can collaborate at the same time

Cannot create polls for group members

Unobtrusive ads which don’t impede functionality

Cannot collaborate on a group calander

100MB of storage for Web pages and files

Attachments to a single message are limited to 10 MB



Summary/general use:


Google groups is an online discussion environment.  Google groups is a product by Google that allows a user to create an online group.  There are two types of Google group user roles:  participants

and administrators.  Administrators create new groups and manage group members, discussions, and other settings.  A role’s permissions determines what a user can do within a group.


Google groups is great for use in education.  With Google Groups, you can set up your very own place to communicate and collaborate, safely and securely, with others online. You can use Google Groups

to post important information such as student or parent contact information, host online discussions, and manage and archive multiple mailing lists.  Google Groups features like online discussions and

real-time editing can make it simple for students to work together even when they're not in the same physical location, sharing research findings, collaborating on group projects, and comparing notes

on classroom lessons.


Google groups creates the opportunity for higher order thinking to take place in the collaboration opportunities it provides.  Students have the opportunity to work collaboratively or individually.  

A group can be as big or small as needed, students can work simultaneously or at different times.  The possibilities are as wide as the instructor’s imagination.  Marschal Fazio, an Advanced Placement

Biology teacher, says, “Communicating with students outside of the classroom has always been a challenge. Google groups has made it easy to keep in touch with my AP Biology students - they can post

messages, discuss class content and ask for help. And since it's an open forum, they can benefit from each others' questions and feedback.”  


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