88 – G Suite

DOWN 44 places. Substantial move down the list this year

G Suite (previously known as Google Apps) is a service from Google providing everything you need in one package: Gmail, Google Docs, Drive and more that can be branded for your own school or organisation.

Website: gsuite.google.com
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2018: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2018: 
Top 100 Tools for Education 2018: 40

Past Overall Rankings
2017: 44   2016: 40    2015: 59    2014: 69    2013: 71    2012: 55   2011: 35    2010: 34   2009: 38   2008: 68   2007: –


Comments from some of those that selected G Suite as one of their Top 10 Tools 

“Currently the way I handle my mail and calendar and more. Plus all Google Alerts and Search, of course.” Patrik Bergman, 2018

“If I never experience the pain of emailing attachments around I’ll be totally ok with that! Working with others is so much easier and more efficient when you all work in the same document. The collaboration and co-editing features alone should make the Google apps part of your toolkit. I also love the WordPress add-in that let’s me craft all my blog posts in a Google Doc.” Mike Taylor, 2018

“G Suite for Education: supports student and school needs – accessible anywhere, supports collaboration)”  Fran Lo, USA

“G Suite for education:  run my learner world as I mainly work with android devices in the classroom. Supper easy and intuitive and it works well with google classroom and drive.” Maggie Verst, South Africa

“The best all-in-one communication and collaboration platform in the cloud, free for education institutions. We all know how great Google’s tools are, and this package gives your organization the infrastructure for collaboration right out of the box” Ted Curran, USA

“The power of Google Docs, Spreadsheets and Presentations to share, collaborate and cooperate. Integration with Gmail and Drive makes them yet more powerful.” William Colmanares, University/College Teacher, Equatorial Guinea, 2016

“Mail, Drive, Contacts, Sites, Calendar. Free integrated system for course administration, communication with students, feedback, collaborative work.” Shony Wyte, University/College teacher, France, 2016

“for easy collaboration, extensive range of tools for learning” Teresa MacKinnon, University/College Teacher, UK, 2016

“Google Apps. It helps me integrate my administrative work with my teaching work, specially regarding the temporal progression of the course and as my main way of communication with my students (e-mail)” Santiago González Chávez, 2015

“Google Apps for Education – collaboration, content creation, storage” Tracy Carroll, 2014

“Google Apps for Education – powerful collaboration, creation and sharing” Teresa MacKinnon, 2014

Pre-2013 comments

“Google Apps provides many features all in the one place. A customisable start page. Generous 6MB of space in provided in the gmail account. Files can easily be backed up to the email account – very useful for students uploading work. Shared calendar feature with text messaging provided. Use your own domain name to provide domain specific email addresses. We use our google apps home page as the portal to all our college eLearning facilities”  Patricia Donaghy

“All things google and I really think they “get it”, the future that IS. It isn’t about content but ease of sharing, sending, moving, and accessing information among groups and communities. Whether calendars, email, documents, presentations, they GET IT. FREE!”  David Deubelbeiss

“the most powerful educational tool is one that provides access to the collection of services provided through the Google Apps suite… especially now with the addition of Google Sites”  Mark Arnold