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What is it?

Google G Suite (Formerly Google Apps for Education) is Google's core suite of communication and collaboration applications that allow students to work from any device on documents and projects. This includes your MCS Gmail account.
Gmail: Online email app
Calendar: Online calendar app
Drive: Online place to save any file, access them from any device and share them instantly
Docs: Online document creation where multiple people can work at the same time.
Sheets: Online spreadsheet creation where multiple people can work at the same time.
Slides: Online presentation creation where multiple people can work at the same time.
Sites: Website creation and hosting
Classroom: Create, share, and grade assignments with ease.  Classroom helps you keep classes organized, and improve communication with students.


Staff logins are typically firstname dot lastname

Student logins are typically firstname + last 4 of student number
Staff and students can login at

Google Group

We have create a Google Group for teachers using Google Apps. The goal of the group is for teachers to share resources and support each other with the implementation of Google Apps in classrooms. In order to create conversations, email replies are sent to the entire group.

To join this group, please visit:!forum/google_educators  and click the blue Join Group button.

The email address of this group is


Google for Education Training Center:
Google Apps Status Dashboard:

Digging Deeper

For teachers who want to further their knowledge on Google Apps, we encourage teachers to become a Google Certified Innovator.  This involves first becoming a Google Certified Educator Level 2 and demonstrate a history of innovation in schools.

MCS Teachers with Google Certifications

Google Certified Innovator

Aaron Slutsky, Chief Technology Officer

Google Certified Trainer

Adam Wiseman, Digital Learning and Innovation Specialist at McDowell High School

Google Certified Educator Level 2

Adam Wiseman, Digital Learning and Innovation Specialist at McDowell High School.

Google Certified Educator Level 1

Melissa Elliott, Assistant Principal at WMMS
Phillip Finley, Teacher at EMMS
Rachel Pedler, Teacher at EMMS
Eve Walker, Digital Learning and Innovation Specialist, EMMS & WMMS
Stephanie Vestal, Teacher at WMMS
Alyssa Kanipe, Digital Learning and Innovation Specialist, Elementary Schools
Katie Kaylor, Teacher at WMMS

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