G-Suite for Education
Please consider your privacy. HEAV is a strong advocate for the privacy rights of homeschool families. We believe families should do their own research on the privacy standards of any program before sharing their child’s information online.
HEAV encourages all homeschool co-ops to put in place policies that keep parents informed as to how their child’s personally identifiable information will be used. We also encourage co-ops to provide the parents with access to their child’s account.
Group [co-op or just leaders] leaders should remember that as with all free programs, the “free” offer can cease to exist at any time.
Questions continue to be raised regarding the lack of full discloser about security risks and data collection. This article,
Google Is Developing Dossiers on Students Using Their Classroom Products, explains some of the risks involved with Gsfe.
You can read Google’s Privacy and Security policy on their website.
Questions about the privacy of your student’s data in GSfE? Contact HSLDA.
Follow these steps to acquire your Virginia homeschool group’s code for G-Suite for Education:
- Offer homeschool group or co-ops that provide classes or services to students at least one day a week
- Be a non-profit organization
- Own a website domain (required in order to establish the GSfE account)
- Be located in Virginia (those outside Virginia should contact their state organization)
- Individual (single) families
- Homeschool groups that only provide support for parents but do not involve students
What If I’m Not Eligible?
- You can use your personal Google accounts to use classroom and other products
- You can also set up kid accounts for your children.
More information: Click here to view the G Suite for Education FAQ.
- Signing up for G Suite for Education Video (3 mins)
- Quick Tips: Deploy G Suite Video (6 mins)
- G Suite Deployment Guide
- Discover Local Google for Education Experts
- Join this Google+ group alongside other homeschools in the US to share ideas, ask questions, and help one another.
- Applied Digital Skills – teach critical digital skills that have immediate, real-life application and helps students prepare for jobs.
- Be Internet Awesome – teach kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship to help them be safe, confident explorers of the online world.
- CS First – introduce computer science to kids (no CS experience needed)
- Expeditions – a free app that brings immersive computing to schools, which brings abstract concepts to life, and gives homeschoolers a deeper understanding of the world beyond the classroom.
- …and many more!