Google Apps for Education: Overview
What are Google Web Applications (tools)?
Google applications are web applications (often called web apps) accessed with a web browser over the Internet. Many Google Apps provide teachers and students communication, productivity and collaboration tools that are free to use with a registered Google Account.
Using Google Docs for example, anyone can access their account, create a document and save their work directly online from any Internet ready computer in the world. This frees up individuals from having to save, retrieve and share information from a computer specific hard drive and saves schools the cost and management of maintaining site-based data servers.
At Google for Educators you can discover how teachers all over the world are using Google apps across the K-12 curriculum.