Friday, August 24, 2018

Switch to the New GMail

If you haven't already, you should really give the New GMail interface a try! It's super-easy to switch (see below) and once you do you'll have access to lots of new functionality.

 

  • Open Gmail 
  • Click the Gear icon (upper right) 
  • Click "Try the new Galesburg Community Unit School District #205 Mail"

And that's it! Once the browser reloads, you'll have access to tons of new tools, including the new right-hand sidebar. This contains three tools that you'll soon find invaluable: Calendar, Keep, and Tasks. This same sidebar will soon be rolling out to Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings over the next 2 weeks. Learn how to use these products side-by-side HERE

These tools will be a great help for students: 
  • Take notes in Keep and insert them into a Doc
  • Check their Calendar to schedule a study session without leaving GMail 
  • Make a collaborative To-Do List for a project and check off items from Docs, Sheets, or Slides
  • ...the possibilities are really almost endless...!  




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